Trailer of Amitabh Reza’s ‘Rickshaw Girl’ released
The first trailer for Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s much anticipated film “Rickshaw Girl” dropped on Tuesday, June 1, on the film’s official website.
The film tells the story of a brave Bangladeshi girl, Naima, who disguises herself as a boy after her father falls ill, and starts driving rickshaw to help her struggling family.
The lead character Naima, portrayed by Novera Rahman, is the capricious elder daughter of a rickshaw-puller. Naima is a free and independent girl who grew up in a village with her life as colourful as the rangolis she used to make. One day she moves to the city, and through trials and tribulations, gradually becomes a brave rickshaw girl.
The screenplay was adapted from Mitali Perkins’s best-selling book of the same name by Naseef Faruque Amin and ABC’s Quantico-famed Sharbari Z Ahmed.
Produced by Eric J Adams, alongside joint executive producers Faridur Reza Sagor and Ziauddin Adil, the film boasts of maintaining international standards
The cast includes Novera Rahman, Naresh Bhuiyan, Allen Shubhro Gomes, Momena Chowdhury, and Champa. In early May, “Rickshaw Girl” was selected for Oscar qualifying festival, Durban Int’l Film Festival. Previously, “Transit” by Ariq Anam Khan and “Life in Other Words” by Abrar Athar were also screened at Oscar qualifying festivals.