Rahsaan Noor’s Ziryab Entertainment has signed a three-year, three-film deal with Bengal based Universal Group.The partnership was formally announced at the recently held CinemaCon in Las Vegas with the unveiling of “Curse of the Kohinoor”, the first movie to be produced under the agreement.
“I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Hossain and the team at Universal during the marketing of my first film. She was one of my earliest supporters and I cannot think of a better home for Ziryab Entertainment as we continue our growth,” said Noor in a statement.
Universal Group and Ziryab Entertainment have four projects currently under development: “Curse of the Kohinoor,” which is being mounted as the first movie in the Nau Kavi franchise, is set to begin production this upcoming July; “Bengali Beauty,” a romance set during the Bengal famine of the 1970s; a yet untitled family drama film based on a book proposal by writer Sohani Hossain; and “Cyclewala”, another original script by Noor about a rickshawallah who competes in the Tour de France.
The video for Bilal Khan’s “B” from The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim is out now! Featuring Rahsaan Islam, Monica Dogra, and Kal Parekh, watch it here. The single, along with the entire The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Watch the film on Shāhzu.
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.
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.
Exclusive 1st Trailer of ‘The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim’. 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.
‘The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim’ stars Monica Dogra (Aamir Khan’s Dhobi Ghat), Rahsaan Noor (Bengali Film Simanaheen), Kal Parekh (ABC’s Pan Am), & Sorab Wadia (The Kite Runner) and is directed by Raghav Murali. The film features music by Rusho Mahtab, Navin Kundra, Bilal Khan, and Raghav Murali.
Rahsaan Noor and Raghav Murali’s single, Started from Punjab, along with the entire The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim Original Motion Picture Soundtrack released today. Download and own it from the following stores:
Filming on debutante director Raghav Murali’s “THE SPECTACULAR JIHAD OF TAZ RAHIM” was so intense for Monica Dogra