After being delayed by two years due to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, the first episode of the much-anticipated police action thriller movie 'Mission Extreme' is set to have its worldwide release on December 3.
This was confirmed by Sunny Sanwar, writer-producer and one-half of the directors of the film, also a superintendent at Anti Terrorism Unit of Bangladesh Police.
Joyed over the upcoming release of the big-budget cop-thriller, starring Dhallywood superstar Arifin Shuvoo and inspired by some of the breathtaking operations of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Sanwar said that the decision has been made considering the improving situation of Covid-19 in the country.
“The initial victory against the pandemic has been achieved in the country by opening educational institutions, and we are getting back to our normalcies with the rapid vaccination. Altogether, we felt that this is the time to welcome our movie-loving audiences to the theatres with new big-budget movies. Thus, we are releasing our film on December 3rd and we hope everyone will be by our side,” Sanwar told media on Thursday.
He also informed that the trailer will be releasing soon, as well as a massive publicity campaign to promote the film ahead of its big release.
The story and screenplay were written by Sunny Sanwar himself. The film is produced by Cop Creation, in association with Mime Multimedia and Dhaka Detective Club.
The film initially was scheduled to release in 2020 on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr but was postponed due to the Covid-19 situation in the country. It was rescheduled for a 2021 Eid release, but again pandemic prevented it.
Co-directed by Faisal Ahmed, the movie features an ensemble cast of Arifin Shuvoo, the debutant ‘Miss World Bangladesh 2018’ Jannatul Ferdous Oishee, Taskeen Rahman, Sadia Nabila, Sumit Sengupta, Raisul Islam Asad, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shatabdi Wadud, Majnun Mizan, Iresh Jaker, Manoj Pramanik, Aref Syed, Sudip Biswas Deep, Rashed Mamun Apu, Ehsanul Rahman, Dipu, Syed Nazmus Sakib and others.
For this particular project, actor Arifin Shuvoo has done rigorous body transformation after nine months of hard work. Sharing his excitement, the National Award-winning superstar said, "The hard work I've put in to get myself fit for ‘Mission Extreme’ is never to be forgotten. I have had to suffer major injuries while training for the body transformation, which includes painful leg injuries from which I am still suffering. The movie is finally going to be released and I will forget all of my pain if we can satisfy our audiences who have been waiting for the film for such a long time."
Shuvoo earned his National Award in 2018 for his character in the superhit film ‘Dhaka Attack’, written by Sunny Sanwar. The film also won the "Best Film" award in the 42nd Bangladesh National Film Awards.
‘Mission Extreme’ is a two-part film, and the second part will be released after a couple of months of the first part, according to the makers.