‘Bangla’, a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy movie, is about second-generation challenges in steering life in Rome, and also a spirited depiction of the complications of young love caught between different beliefs and cultures.
The film is written and directed by Phaim Bhuyian, a second generation Bangladeshi-Italian, who plays the protagonist in this movie. “Bangla” is releasing on November 13 exclusively on Bongo, the biggest streaming platform in Bangladesh.Phaim, the filmmaker’s namesake, a young Muslim of Bangladeshi origin born in Italy 22 years ago, lives with his family in Rome’s multiethnic Torpignattara neighbourhood, works as a museum steward, and plays in a band.
At a concert, he meets Asia, his exact opposite: pure instinct, and no rules. From there, the film showcases the unusual love story of two people from two different worlds. This also gave rise to a small fresco, in which the characters teeter continuously between obligation and desire as they seek a necessarily multifaceted identity.
"Bongo is bringing something exciting and exclusive for you i.e. a Bangla dubbed international award winning Italian movie. The movie depicts an accurate picture of multi-ethnic second-generation life abroad of late. With its quirky humour, I believe our audience in Bangladesh and the diaspora located outside will enjoy it greatly." said Fayaz Taher, Chief Operating Officer at Bongo.
‘Bangla’ movie trailer is released, visit: https://bongobd.com/promo/bangla. Viewers in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Singapore will be able to watch this movie exclusively on Bongo.
Bongo is the leading digital entertainment platform in Bangladesh. Viewers can access Bongo through their iOS/Android APP, Website (https://www.bongobd.com), and Android TV app locally and globally.