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Amitabh Reza to direct ‘Rickshaw girl’

Bdtodays Desk: Filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury is well known for his blockbuster Bangla movie ‘Aynabaji who is preparing for his new movie named ‘Rickshaw Girl’ and the movie is about to shoot from March next year.

“Rickshaw Girl” is a female empowerment story about Naima, a young Bangladeshi girl who tries to help her struggling family by disguising herself as a boy and operating her ailing father’s prized rickshaw for much-needed extra money. When she crashes the rickshaw,

The film is based on Mitali Perkins’ bestselling 2007 young adult novel that was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 great children’s books of the last 100 years.

“She is also a painter, so she tries rickshaw painting,” says Chowdhury. “I will explore rickshaw painting in Dhaka and the idea of rickshaw painting in general. I will also include some animation, so it will be fun.”

Bdtodays/ M, H/ 17 October, 2017

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