‘Megher Kapat’ in NY film fest

Published : 20 Apr 2024 08:29 PM

A Bangladeshi film, "Megher Kapat," directed by Walid Ahmed, is set to make its mark at the prestigious Suchitra Sen International Film Festival in New York. Out of 438 films from Bangladesh and India, "Megher Kapat" secured a nomination for the feature section. The film, which garnered praise at India's 'Global Independent Film Festival-2023', winning multiple awards including 'Best Foreign Film' and 'Best Director (Foreign Film)', will be showcased on April 21 at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in New York.

Director Walid Ahmed expressed his excitement, highlighting the film's journey from receiving accolades in India to being selected for screening at the 22nd Dhaka International Film Festival earlier this year. 

He hopes that the international audience will enjoy the film as much as the local audience did when it was released in Bangladesh cinemas last year.

Starring Rakib Hossain Evon, Cindy Rolling, Sabrina Tonni, and others, "Megher Kapat" boasts a captivating storyline accompanied by five melodious songs penned by Walid Ahmed himself. The music, featuring voices of renowned artists like Javed Ali and Rupankar Bagchi, adds depth to the film's narrative.

After a successful four-week run in Dhaka's Blockbuster Cinemas and screenings across Bangladesh, "Megher Kapat" traveled to India for display under the South Asian Regional Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA). Produced jointly by Walid Ahmed and Afroza Momen, the film is a testament to Bangladesh's growing presence in the global film industry.

With actress Cindy Rolling representing the film at the festival, "Megher Kapat" is poised to captivate audiences with its compelling storyline and mesmerizing music.