‘Rickshaw Girl’ selected for Mill Valley Film Festival
Noted Bangladeshi filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s ‘Rickshaw Girl’ has been selected for screening in Mill Valley Film Festival in North America. It will mark the second international screening of the film. Director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury has confirmed the news on his verified Facebook account.
The film is based on the acclaimed novel by Mitali Perkins. The screenplay of the film is jointly written by Naseef Faruque Amin and Sharbari Z Ahmed.
The film portrays the story of Naima, who wants to earn money for her poor family but finds that her unparalleled artistic talent is useless. When her father falls seriously ill, Naima feels compelled to leave her little hamlet for Dhaka. In the major city, she disguises herself as a boy and works as a rickshaw puller.
Amitabh Reza wrote in his Facebook post, “The Mill Valley Film Festival is very important for those who were involved in making the film ‘Rickshaw Girl’. The novel ‘Rickshaw Girl’ written by Mitali Perkins is hugely popular in North America. As a result, the audience of this region has been waiting for a long time to see the film made from the novel. That’s why producer Eric J Adams paid special attention to the audience when it came to making it. Though the film is set against the backdrop of Bangladesh, still most of its dialogues are in English. Earlier, the film was selected for Durban Int’l Film Festival. I congratulate all of the members who were involved in the making of ‘Rickshaw Girl’.”
The film ‘Rickshaw girl’ features Novera Ahmed in the lead role. It also stars Naresh Bhuiyan, Allen Shubhro Gomes, Momena Chowdhury, and Champa.