Giasuddin Selim's return to the big screen, “Swapnajaal” created a formidable splash when it released, albeit at a limited scale, on April 6. Despite two commercial films – Alamgir-directed “Ekti Cinema'r Golpo” and Bobby-starrer 'superhero' flick “Bizli” – releasing over the last weekend, “Swapnajaal” is holding is making its presence felt at theatres, as well as bright prospects of international releases.
The romantic drama starring Yash Rohan and Pori Moni in the central roles, will release in Chittagong today at the Almas Cinema Hall, as well as in Liberty at Khulna. Shymaoli Cineplex, which had removed the film from its roster last week, is putting it back up in the capital, where it is also doing well at the two multiplexes – Blockbuster Cinemas and Star Cineplex.
In a surprising show of strength, the film is screening for the third week running at the Taj Cinema in Naogaon. “It's commendable for a film like this to be running for three weeks in a place like Naogaon,” Giasuddin Selim told The Daily Star. “Because of the two Pahela Baishakh releases we were a bit on the back foot, but our film is fighting back,” he said.
The film, which also stars Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Iresh Zaker, Farhana Mithu, Shilpi Sarkar Opu and others in central roles, is also venturing out to expatriate audience soon. It will release in five theatres in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton in Canada on April 27.
Being a Bangladesh-India joint venture film, “Swapnajaal” will also come out in Kolkata and possibly other part of West Bengal next month, informed Giasuddin Selim, adding that he and the film's lead cast and producers are flying to Kolkata for a press conference there today.
“We are also in talks with distributors in USA and Australia, and will finalize dates for release there soon,” the director told The Daily Star. “We have also received lots of request from expatriate Bangladeshi communities in various parts of Europe, and will arrange screenings there soon as well,” he added.