The enthralling story revolves around the people of two families who discover the finest fabric of love when the family’s head man dies. Film director Javed Hasan had a mid-life crisis, which makes him question his marriage and his career. He starts an affair with Nitu, his daughter’s childhood friend Saberi. Hassan’s family is torn apart when his tryst with Nitu becomes public knowledge. He divorces his wife to marry Nitu and is consequently airbags from his children, only to realise that it won’t be a bed of roses as he would have expected. Meanwhile Saberi is aiding her mother to explore her new found independence, cope with circumstances and last but not the least, find strength in desperation.
Loads of questions remain unanswered, motives remain unknown, the destiny is sought out. This India-Bangladesh co-production Bengali film, is a drama at its best, and do catch up with the fate of Javed and his family at a multiplex near you from October 27th, 2017.
Bollywood sensation Irrfan Khan takes up the lead role in his hands as JavedHasan, ParnoMitra is the supporting actor to play Nitu, NusratImroseTisha is at the helm of the lead actor opposite Irrfan’sJavedHasan as Saberi. RokeyaPrachy as Maya, and the likes of Nader Chowdhury, Ashok Pati and MujibPardeshi take up other supporting roles in the film.
The soundtrack album for Doob has been created by Pavel Arveen and Chirkutt, in collaboration with Jaaz Multimedia and Eskay Music. Abdul Aziz, Ashok Dhanuka, Himanshu Dhanuka and Irrfan Khan have produced the soundtrack of the album.
The film has been expertly directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, a multiple award-winning director, including several international acclaims. He is touted to be the Pioneer of progressive film makers’ movement in Bangladesh.
Considered to be one of the finest actors of Indian cinema, especially Bollywood, Irrfan Khan co-produced the film alongside Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. The film was thus produced by Himanshu Dhanuka, Abdul Aziz and Irrfan Khan under the banner of Irrfan Khan Films.
Dhaka saw the start of the photography of the film starring March 2016. The Chittagong hill tracts, Dhaka and Sylhet were optimal locations for the shooting of the film.
The film was skilfully penned down by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, and eventually edited to its perfection by Momin Biswas.
The film won the Dubai Film Market Award at Film Bazaar 2013 and the Kommersant Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival, 2017. It was declared the official selection at many other Film Festivals later on, including prestigious ones like the Vancouver International Film Festival, the South Asian Film Festival at Paris and the Busan International Film Festival to name a few.
The film portrays the overall theme that death does not always snatch things away. Just like the vast ocean, it often gives back more than it takes, often not apparently visible but then, at the end of the day, when you sit down and ponder over what’s list and what remains, death often does give back.