The wait for Bangladeshi romantic drama film “Poramon 2″ is over. Teaser trailer of the upcoming film titled in English “Hell & Heaven” was finally released at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.Film production and distribution company Jaaz Multimedia’s romantic movie ‘Poramon 2′ was telecast live on Saturday at 9 pm Bangladesh time and 5 pm French time on their both official Facebook page and YouTube.
“Poramon 2″ is directed by young filmmaker Raihan Rafi, starring Siam Ahmed and Pujja Cherry in the lead roles. The film is the second in the Poramon series. The first ‘Poramon’ was directed by Zakir Hossain Raju in 2013. The movie, which was a big hit, starred Simon and Mahi.
Jaaz Multimedia in a post on its official Facebook page said that a film of minimum quality takes two crore taka to produce when a good -quality movie film takes about four to five crore taka. But they said that 90 percent of these films do not even raise the money to cover their poster and publicity campaign expenses. They even said that the last two films of Shakib Khan made only 1.25 crore taka from ticket sales.
They believe that Bangladeshi films need to find overseas markets in order to survive. The post also said that last year more than 25 films were released in the first three months, whereas this year only 15 films got theatrical releases in total. In that momentum they are worried if even five films will get released in 2019 or not.
So the company has gone a long way to the Cannes and invited foreign investors and distributors at their teaser launch event. They have already spoken with many foreign film professionals. The company is worried if their foreign venture does not work it will be hard for them to continue to make films at all.
They said that these cannot be done by a single person or organization, and initiatives need to be taken by a nation’s government. Each country, including China, India, Thailand and their flags, are here at the Cannes festival, but the Bangladeshi flag could not be found.