On the other hand, Mahiya Mahi and Boney starrer ‘Mone Rekho,’ directed by Wajed Ali Sumon has been permitted to be released as it is a co-production
Bangladesh High Court’s Appellate Division has declared a ban on the release of imported films from the sub-continent, except co-productions, during the holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Puja, and Pohela Boishakh.
Due to the High Court ruling, Shakib Khan’s highly anticipated film “Bhaijaan Elo Re“ and Mim and Jeet starrer “Sultan: The Saviour” will not get their theatrical release this Eid-ul-Fitr as both the films were supposedly Indo-Bangladesh co-productions but turned out to be imported Indian films. People behind these projects are speculating after the High Court’s verdict it might take a lot more time for these films to be released.
On the other hand, Mahiya Mahi and Boney starrer “Mone Rekho,” directed by Wajed Ali Sumon has been permitted to be released as it is a co-production.
“Bhaijaan Elo Re,” directed by Joydeep Mukherjee, is produced by India’s Eskay Movies and Kamal Mohammad Kibria Lipu is its distributor in Bangladesh.
“Sultan“ has been jointly produced by India’s Jeet Film Works and Surindar Films.
The ruling came from High Court judges Salma Masud Chowdhury and AKM Jahirul Haque on May 10 in response to a writ petition by “Chittagainga Poa, Noakhailla Maiya” producer Selina Begum. The ruling stated that release of imported or co-production films are illegal during Eid and Pohela Boishakh holidays.