Rahsaan Noor once again showcases the fun old world charm to be found in the “Bengali Beauty” cinematic experience.
A new teaser trailer, released on Friday, showcases Noor’s character crooning and serenading Mumtaheena Toya’s character with the romantic tune “Dujon Dujonar” – one of five original songs in the film. The movie marks Toya’s debut on the silver screen, where she is cast opposite Noor, whom himself is returning to Bengali cinema after his 2013 debut with “Simanaheen.”
With 1970s Dhaka as the film’s backdrop, and a revolutionary mood, “Bengali Beauty” centers on a Bangladesh Betar deejay (Noor) and how he captures the attention of a young woman (Toya) with his radio show during the post-independence period.
“Bengali Beauty” also stars Sarah Alam and Ashfique Rizwan, whom are making their acting debuts, along with industry veterans Pijush Bandhopadhyay, Masum Basher, GM Shahidul Alam, Naziba Basher, and Naila Azad. The music is composed by Rusho Mahtab, of “Simanaheen” fame, and “Dujon Dujonar” is sung by Tanvir Rossi.
The movie will have its world premiere on February 6th and will open in theaters in the USA, UK, India, and Dubai on Valentine’s Day. The Dhaka theatrical release will be fixed as soon as the film is cleared by the Bangladesh Film Censor Board.
In a statement from Bangladesh’s Rainbow Film Society, board member Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah described “Bengali Beauty” as a film that “that does not merely reinvent Bangla films, it gives it a brand new start.”
A curse is upon us! Get your first look at CURSE OF THE KOHINOOR as taken from the Dastaan-E-Naukavi.
This teaser trailer introduces us to Asha and her adventures in the jungles of East India during the time of the British Raj. Curse of the Kohinoor hits theaters next summer.
THE NAUKAVI AT COMIC CON MUMBAI
Director Raghav Murali and the Naukavi team were on hand at the Comic Con Mumbai to spread some magic – and cast some spells – this past weekend:
Today, we welcome you deep inside the chamber of secrets in the magical world of Curse of the Kohinoor. Here is your first look at Tarini Pal as Asha, Rahsaan Noor as Daku Sultan Kazi, Vritika Ramnani and Aref Syed, and George Smith as Lord Savage.
Rahsaan Noor as Daku Sultan Kazi and Vritika Ramnani as Begum Leila.
Kohinoor features Rahsaan Noor as the infamous Daku Sultan Kazi, an ex-Thuggee who embarks on an adventure to steal the Kohinoor in 1837 Bengal. In this 1st look, you get a glimpse of Sultan kidnapping Leila, the daughter of the Khan Bahadur whom he must sacrifice in order to break the curse of the Kohinoor.
Tarini Pal as Asha.
The Daku, however, meets a twist of fate when he encounters our hero – the Khan Bahadur’s maidservant – Asha.
George Smith as Lord Savage.
Virtual Reality Group MightyVR, Momentum Entertainment and Sports Network, Interpix, Inc. and Replay Collective are pleased to announce the production of “The Most Dangerous Women in Hollywood,” an unprecedented 360 degree virtual reality movie and game series.
Viewers journey on a fully immersive experience by wearing a headset that allows the virtual reality experience of trying out jets, sports cars and choosing one of “The Most Dangerous Women in Hollywood” to join up with and get away from the bad guys. Headset options range from high end models such as the Oculus to a $20 Google Cardboard set.
Raghav Murali’s The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim Named Closing Night Film at Seattle South Asian Film Festival
The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim is now available in Digital HD and will be releasing on Blu-Ray™ on September 17, 2015. The film stars Monica Dogra (Aamir Khan’s Dhobi Ghat), Rahsaan Islam (Bengali Film Simanaheen), Kal Parekh (ABC’s Pan Am), & Sorab Wadia (The Kite Runner) and is directed by Raghav Murali. It also features music by Rusho Mahtab, Navin Kundra, Bilal Khan, and Raghav Murali.
The film can be streamed on or bought individually at www.shahzu.com
LOS ANGELES – August 10, 2015 –Rahsaan Islam and VHX today unveiled SHĀHZU, a revolutionary new streaming service that’s not your mother’s Bollywood. Marking the beginning of a new era of films in the Asian century, SHĀHZU is a premium streaming service that showcases first run theatrically released films, music videos, and new originally scripted television series for an underserved audience.
SHĀHZU currently, with rights to four film titles and many more songs, stands as a platform to watch Islam’s films in HD quality and is available worldwide with region specific pricing in India, USA, UK, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Users can either subscribe monthly for unlimited access to the entire library or buy and rent movies individually. The partnership intends to grow it’s library with films from throughout the world. Additionally, the partnership also includes a development deal with Islam, in which he will develop original TV shows and films for the service.
“In India, the rise of independent content producers whom have moved away from formula films and the traditional Saas Bahu formats is evidence that there is a hunger for a new style of content. We love storytelling and this is without a doubt the best way to connect with fans, putting an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips,” said Rahsaan Islam. “The focus is to continue to deliver stories and visuals that people have never seen before. It’s a way to share a different perspective of the world that audiences are simply not getting today through either Hollywood or Bollywood.”
The name SHĀHZU is a combination of the names Shaharzaade, the iconic Queen from 1001 Arabian Nights whom charms King Shahriar by telling him 1001 stories over 1001 nights, and Mo Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher who is credited with the earliest understanding and use of the camera obscura – a technology that was lost until only 150 years ago and the foundation of the modern day camera. The name reflects the groundswell of fans everywhere who demand better quality storytelling, and artists who want to deliver their work as originally intended without the intrusion of censors or producers who want to stick to formulas.
Welcome Prachi Mishra to the Ziryab Society family!
In 2012, Prachi Mishra was crowned Femina Miss India. Post her Miss India duties, she followed her passion into the world of acting and signed to play the lead in the 2015 film, Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend. The song Birthday Bash, from the same film, saw her opposite Yo Yo Honey Singh and became a #1 single the same year.
The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim releases in select US Theaters today. The film stars Monica Dogra (Aamir Khan’s Dhobi Ghat), Rahsaan Islam (Bengali FilmSimanaheen), Kal Parekh (ABC’s Pan Am), & Sorab Wadia (The Kite Runner) and is directed by Raghav Murali. It also features music by Rusho Mahtab, Navin Kundra, Bilal Khan, and Raghav Murali.
Advanced ticketing is available on Fandango: http://bit.ly/SJTRUSTix
The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim is set in the hard streets of Jackson Heights, New York and based on true acts from a controversial NYPD undercover program, the film is about a wannabe Yo Yo Honey Singh desi rapper whom is arrested for selling drugs and blackmailed into becoming a police informant.