There is good news for the Bengali film industry and Tollywood film lovers. Irrfan starrer Doob, an Indo-Bangladesh co-production, becomes the first Indian Bengali film to have been selected as an entry to the Oscars. The film has been chosen as Bangladesh’s entry under the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards. Prior to this, Bengali auteur Satyajit Ray won the Honorary Academy Award for Pather Pachali in 1992.
The film that released last year received wide critical acclaim. After it had its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival, 2017, it opened to rave reviews in the film festival circuit all over the world. It was the official selection at the Busan International Film Festival (2017) and the Vancouver International Film Festival (2017). It won several awards at major film festivals across the globe.
The bilingual drama revolves around a middle-aged filmmaker, Javed Hasan and the crises marriage, career, loss and detachment cause in his life. When he has a tryst with his daughter’s childhood friend, it results in a national scandal. The film also stars Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya Prachy and Parno Mittra.
Doob is produced by Ashok Kumar Dhanuka, Himanshu Dhanuka and Abdul Aziz under their respective banners, Eskay movies and Jazz Multimedia. Irrfan has co-produced the film. Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki has directed it.
We wish team Doob all the very best!
Meanwhile, watch the trailer of the film here: