Portraying the undiscovered night life of Dhaka from a young filmmaker's perspective, Apurba Jahangir directed short-film Dhaka An Opera is scheduled to have it's virtual premiere on Saturday evening at Lagvelki.com, the first pay per movie OTT platform in Bangladesh.
Showcasing the perspective and stories around the vibrant night life of Dhaka as one of the most crowded megacities in the world - the film has been screened and got official selections in both national and international film festivals including Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival in India and Dhaka Inter University International Film Festival.
"We experience loads of traffic in Dhaka during the busy, hectic and forever busy Dhaka megacity - but a rare number of audience explored the night life of Dhaka on films. Also, not many films have showcased the shores of Dhaka nights and the thousand shades of the city. The film portrays mesmerizing night life of Dhaka city in an absolute new dimension that none has introduced to the audience on screen," director Apurba Jahangir said about his film.
Presented by Panchali Production, the short-film projected the night life of the city dwellers from the lower to upper class perspective, masterfully within a limited time duration. Also, it has portrayed the night life of Dhaka urbanites in such an artistic way - showing both dilemma and sorrow of the city and its dwellers alongside the struggles, in a melodious and realistic way.
A graduate of Media and Communication from the University of Liberal Arts (ULAB), Apurba started his career as a feature writer in national dailies which eventually thrived him to write on films and dove into the world of cinema. His first cinematic venture was a documentary titled Modhu (An in-depth look on the famous Modhur Canteen at the University of Dhaka), followed by Dhaka An Opera.
Apart from being a filmmaker, Apurba is currently working as the Chief Creative Officer of 360ONE, a creative advertising agency. He is also a writer and columnist, and the son of late eminent columnist and talk show host Muhammad Jahangir.
Following the virtual premier, viewers can watch the film on the website for free from anywhere for the next two months.