The trailer of “Bengali Beauty,” a romantic period drama, produced by Rafee Tamjid, has garnered more than a million views within the first month of its release. Directed by Rahsaan Noor, the movie will have its world première on February 6.
Packed with gorgeous imagery and dotted with memorable lines like “If you want to change the world, you have to cause a little trouble,” the trailer introduces a brand-new Mumtaheena Toya, who will be seen as the female lead in the anticipated film.
Another striking appearance in the trailer is that of the spruce male lead, Rashan Noor. The American film actor and director of Bangladeshi descent made his debut with the Bengali language movie “Simanaheen” and gained wide applaud for his portrayal of the titular character in “The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim.”
Set in the backdrop of 1970's Dhaka, “Bengali Beauty” encapsulates a revolutionary mood and centres on a modest medical student (Toya) who falls in love with a brash Bangladeshi Radio deejay (Rahsaan Noor), while listening to his “World Music” show during the revolutionary ‘70s.
The short video pays homage to the counter-culture style of Hollywood Vietnam War movies as well as the classic Bollywood style.
Aside from Noor and Toya, the upcoming film also stars two youngsters in the scene, Sarah Alam and Ashfique Rizwan, who are making their acting debuts. Industry veterans including the likes of Pijush Bandhopadhyay, Masum Basher, GM Shahidul Alam and Naila Azad will also be seen in various roles of the film.
The music of “Bengali Beauty” is composed by Rusho Mahtab, featuring the vocals of Parvez, Tanvir Rossi, Ashreen Mridha, Masha and Tushar Ahmed. Iftekhar Ift was the associate producer of the film.
The movie will open in theatres in the US, UK, India, and Dubai on February 9. The Dhaka theatrical release of the film, according to the producer, will be fixed as soon as the film is cleared by the Bangladesh Film Censor Board.