Most of the filming stage for Iran and Bangladesh co-production ‘Nirvana’ has been almost completed.
‘Nirvana’, set in Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey, is a thriller being directed by Iranian filmmaker Morteza Atash-Zamzam who has also made ‘Buddha’s Shame’ on Rohingya refugees.
Shooting on the locations in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Iran has been completed and the crew will soon go to Turkey in order to capture the rest of the scenes.
Written by Chotku Ahmed, the film is about a Bangladeshi policeman who is assigned to free a number of his compatriots who have been taken captive by a gang of drug traffickers active in Afghanistan, Turkey and Europe.
He arrives in Iran to get some help from Iranian police and Interpol during his mission.
The director said “This film is a true co-production between Iran and Bangladesh, because all the members of the crew and cast have been selected equally from both countries”.
Bangladeshi actor and producer Ananta Jalil and his colleagues Barsha and Sumon Faruk are also collaborating with the project.
Majdi Machmouchi, the Lebanese actor of acclaimed movies such as ‘Out of Life’ and ‘A Man of Honor’ is among the film stars.
Iranian members of the cast include Amir-Hossein Seddiq, Mohammad-Reza Hedayati, Hassan Aklili, and Mohammad Fili.
The director of Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation, Alireza Tabesh, has recently met the cast and crew on one of the film locations in Iran.
Meeting the cast and crew, he said “Reports on this co-production have been warmly received in Bangladesh and I hope the film becomes a box office hit in Iran convincing the countries to carry out more joint projects”.