“Naw Dorai,” Bangladesh’s first surfing film, meaning ‘I am not scared’ in Chittagonian, released its first official trailer on International Surfing Day, June 20 (Thursday). The trailer was launched on Star Cineplex’s official Facebook fan page at a press conference at the capital’s Bashundhara City.
The trailer, depicting the true story of a young female surfer in Cox’s Bazar, immediately went viral, receiving mixed reviews from Bangladesh netizens. Most of the film is shot in local Chittagonian dialect.
Star Cinplex Chairman and producer of the film, Mahboob Rahman, said at the event: “The production of the film is complete.”
Speakers at the press conference said the first solo production of Star Cineplex, “NawDorai” (English title “Dare to Surf”), is the first of its kind in Bangladesh.”
The film, directed by popular Bangladeshi music video director, Taneem Rahman Angshu, features Shariful Raj and model SunerahBinte Kamal in the lead roles.
An international poster of the film — with a girl holding a surfboard, in full bridal make-up, walking barefoot on a beach wearing a red Benarasi saree — is already making the rounds on social media. The director said the poster is for the upcoming international festivals and the final official poster will be released shortly.
The trailer also features a new track sung by the talented musician Mohon Sharif, famed for the title track “Mombati” in the recent film “Komola Rocket.”
Taneem Rahman Angshu’s debut film, “ShopnerGhor,” was released on November 09, 2018. The trailer of the horror film was hyped on social media but the movie itself failed to make its mark at local theatres.