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'Rickshaw Girl' to premiere in New York on May 5

Update : 29 Apr 2022, 20:10

Worldwide award-winning film ‘Rickshaw Girl’ is set to premiere at the famous movie theatre ‘Village East by Angelika’ hosted by Bioscope Films on May 5.

Cinema lovers present on the day will also have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the crew of the movie 'Rickshaw Girl'.

Author Mitali Perkins, director Amitabh Reza, executive producer Assaduzzaman Sokal, co-producer Mahjabin Reza, protagonist Novera Rahman, and Momena Chowdhury will be present at the event.

The movie will run at the Jamaica Multiplex from May 7 to May 12, the day after the premiere. After that, ‘Rickshaw Girl’ will run in 52 cities in 19 states of America.

‘We are visiting famous cities and various film festivals to reach audiences outside Bangladesh and showcase Bangladeshi cinema on the world stage. This is an inexplicable feeling to have ‘Rickshaw Girl’ premiere in such a culturally diverse city as Manhattan,’ said Amitabh Reza.

‘I hope the people in Manhattan will enjoy the film since the writer of the middle-grade novel on which ‘Rickshaw Girl’ is based is from the United States and the book is already quite popular,’ he added.

‘Rickshaw Girl’ revolves around Naima, a painter of traditional motifs, and her struggles. It is based on Mitali Perkins’ 2007 best-selling novel Rickshaw Girl, which was chosen by New York Public Library as one of the 100 best children’s books in the past 100 years.

The film also stars Champa, Momena Chowdhury, Naresh Bhuiyan, Allen Shubro, and others. The screenplay was co-written by Naseef Faruque Amin and Sharbari Zohra Ahmed.

‘Rickshaw Girl’ has received critical acclaim and won awards in various film festivals, including the Prescott Film Festival in the United States and the SCHLiNGEL International Film Festival in Germany.

‘Rickshaw Girl’ is a joint production of Bangladesh and the United States. The producers are Ziauddin Adil, Faridur Reza Sagor, and Eric J Adams.

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