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‘Hawa’ beats ‘Thor’ ‘Din–The Day’ at box office

Published : 01 Aug 2022 08:25 PM | Updated : 01 Aug 2022 08:25 PM

One of the most-anticipated Bangladeshi cinemas in recent times, Mejbaur Rahman Sumon's debut film titled ‘Hawa’ hit the theatres on Friday July 29. The film garnered an overwhelming response from the audience before and after its release. On the first day of its screening, Hawa hit 23 theatres all over Bangladesh and had 66 houseful shows and it’s still running to full houses in most of the theaters. A record was set in advance ticket. Due to the pressure of the audience, there is still a ticket crisis in most of the halls.

Meanwhile, a shocking incident happened at the new multiplex 'Joy Cinemas' in Old Dhaka.  The new multiplex has also released the film ‘Hawa’ on July 29, besides, the Hollywood film ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and Ananta Jalil’s ‘Din–The Day’. Due to overcrowd they stopped the shows of Anant Jalil's 'Din-The Day' and Hollywood film 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and extended the show of 'Hawa'.

The matter was confirmed by the authorities of Joy Cinemas in a press release and a status was posted on their Facebook page on Sunday July 31.

Regarding the context they said, “We have extended 3 special shows for the film ‘Hawa’ in our 3D hall due to overcrowding. For this, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and ‘Din–The Day’ movies will not run for now. It will remain closed till further instructions.”

The story and dialogues of the film are written by the director of the film Mejbaur Rahman Sumon. The screenplay is also done by him along with Sukorn Shahed Dhiman and Zahin Faruk Amin.

It was filmed in the deep sea with a story that revolves around eight sailors and a mysterious Bedeni (snake charmer) trapped in a destination less fishing trawler in the abyss in the middle of the sea. The mystery drama genre, 'Hawa' is basically a fairy tale of this period.

It’s a star-studded film starring versatile actor Chanchal Chowdhury, Nazifa Tushi, Sariful Islam Razz, Sumon Anowar, Shohel Mondol, Nasir Uddin Khan, Abdul Jabbar Chowdhury, Mahmud Hasan and Bablu Bose, among others.

The film is shot by Kamrul Hasan Khasru, edited by Sajal Alok, background music pinned by Rashid Sharif Shoaib, and music composed by Emon Chowdhury and the poster was designed by Sabyasachi Mistry, under the production company of Face Card Productions and Sun Music & Motion Pictures Limited.