Bangladesh films try to shed Bollywood style

Younger filmmakers strive to depict modern society by moving away from traditional Bollywood style films.

    A new generation is bringing Bangladeshi films to the international scene.

    Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, one of the most prominent film directors in the country, has become a pioneering represenative of what they call Bangladeshi New Wave.

    It is part of a drive to depict modern Bangladeshi society and move away from the traditional Bollywood style films.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Dhaka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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