The first poster of “Alta Banu”, the directorial debut of reputed small screen director Arun Chowdhury, was launched in a ceremony at Channel i premises on Thursday.
The film, which has been produced by Impress Telefilm, is based on a story by Faridur Reza Sagar and casts Zakia Bari Mamo, Anisur Rahman Milon and Farzana Rikta in the central roles, along with a formidable support cast of Raisul Islam Asad, Dilara Zaman, Shamima Naznin, and Mamunur Rashid.
“Alta Banu” (English title “Two Sisters”) is set to screen at the International South Asian Film Festival Toronto (Canada) this May, and is expected to land in theatres in Bangladesh on April 20.
The story of the film revolves around “an elder sister going on a search to find her younger sister,” Arun Chowdhury said at the event. The social insecurity of women and various social taboo and superstitions are also a big part of the film, he added.
Also present at the poster launch ceremony were Channel i director Shykh Seraj, Film Director's Association president Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar, Bangladesh Film Journalists Association president Abdur Rahman and actor Farzana Rikta.
“Alta Banu” went on floors in July 2017 in Manikganj's Ghior, where it filmed on the banks of the Kaliganga river, as well as later dates in Comilla on the banks of river Gomati.