Filmmaker Khandaker Sumon-directed film titled Saatao, which won the Critics’ Award in the Bangladesh Panorama section at the 21st Dhaka International Film Festival, was released on the OTT platform Bioscope on Friday.
Earlier, the film was screened across the country and participated in film festivals in different countries, and received a huge response from film lovers, Khandaker Sumon told New Age.
‘I hope that film lovers who have not watched the film will get the chance to watch and enjoy it on Bioscope,’ Khandaker Sumon said, adding, ‘I hope that film lovers will find the film unique and give their feedback.’
Saatao gives film lovers a glimpse into the plight of marginalized people in society. The film revolves around the everyday life of people living in villages near rivers.
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The film shows how villagers get exploited by loan sharks, the struggles of farmers, and more.
Produced by Sharif Ul Anwar Sazzan and made under the banner of Idea Exchange, Aynun Nahar Putul and Fazlul Haque played the lead roles in the film.
Besides, Md Salauddin, Sabera Yasmin, Swakkha Shahid, Shraboni Dad Rimi, Tasmita Shimu, Mitu Sarker, Faruk Chinu, Afrina Bulbul, Rubel Lodi, Kamruzzaman Rabbi, Abdul Aziz, Bidhan Roy, Tahsina Aktar Tonni, Nishat Tahian Mimon, and the villagers of Teesta Bazaar have portrayed different roles in the film.