Spain-based elegant mob films has released an enthralling clip from its look inside Bangladesh’s movie industry – Welcome to Dhallywood! – and the people who want to make it big.
I haven’t seen the entire film about this country’s movie industry.
But the colors, characters and storytelling elements are attention grabbers, especially since the country’s industry stands in the shadow of the more well-known Bollywood in India.
Among the documentary’s characters:
- Animesh, the director, who is pursuing his first movie and works the phone while sitting in a van and walks in an alley with a motorcycle zipping by him.
- Nasreen, who wants to become a top movie actress and says an influential mentor is necessary to reach her goal.
- Kabir, who has written songs for movies for two decades but – get this – can’t support himself this way so he works as a journalist at a prestigious newspaper.