Dipankar Dipon’s action thriller Dhaka Attack,
which became a blockbuster in Bangladesh within a week of its release, is currently thriving on international screens too. As continuation of the film's triumph, Bongoz Films is going to distribute the film in a number of theatres in Australia and New Zealand.
The announcement was made during a press conference organised by Bongoz Films along with their partners in Sydney on October 15.
Director Dipon, the film’s scriptwriter and producer Sunny Anwar and actor Arifin Shuvo joined it through live video chat from Dhaka, while Taskeen Rahman, who plays the much-talked-about villain in the movie, was present at the conference in Sydney.
will be released in one theatre in Australia on October 27 and others over the next few weeks across the country. Bongoz Films also plans to release the movie in New Zealand on December 2.
“I believe, Dhaka Attack
has successfully fulfilled the need of an international standard commercial production in Dhallywood,” said ASP Faruque Chowdhury of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, who attended the October 15 press meet as the special guest. He also said that a film of Dhaka Attack
's stature, made by a novice director with the story penned by another novice writer, will inspire the neophytes of the country’s film industry.
Earlier, after its soaring success in Bangladesh since its release on October 6, the adrenaline-pumping film even surpassed Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s recently released Secret Superstar
at a New York theatre.
premiered in USA on October 20.
Arguably the first Dhallywood cop thriller, Dhaka Attack
features Arifin Shuvo and Mahiya Mahi in the lead roles. The film also boasts a heavyweight cast including Syed Hasan Imam, Alamgir, Afzal Hossain, Laila Hasan, ABM Suman, Shatabdi Wadud and Nawshaba, among others.
Shuvo plays a daredevil police officer with the bomb disposal unit, while Mahi dons the role of a journalist. After a long hiatus, Afzal has returned to the silver screen with Dhaka Attack
, playing the role of the police commissioner, while Shatabdi portrays another senior police official.
will also screen in three Middle Eastern countries, via Shapna Scarecrow’s international distribution.