The first teaser of Bengali Beauty, starring Rahsaan Noor and Mumtaheena Toya, has given us a glimpse into life in 1970s Dhaka. The short video pays homage to the counterculture style of Hollywood Vietnam War movies as well as the classic Bollywood style.
The period romantic comedy-drama tells the story of a World Music DJ from Bangladesh Betar, played by Rahsaan Noor, who uses his radio show to connect with a young woman, played by Toya.
Directed by Rahsaan Noor and produced by Rafee Tamjid, the film is shot at various iconic Dhaka locations and explores the conflict between conformity and romanticism, set against the backdrop of the 70s.
Sarah Alam and Ashfique Rizwan join Noor and Toya in the film, along with industry veterans Pijush Bandhopadhyay, Masum Basher, GM Shahidul Alam, Naziba Basher and Naila Azad.
Raghav Murali composed the music for the film, which is set to release on December 8.