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‘Operation Jackpot’ deferred, Selim ready for streaming service

Published : Saturday, 10 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 276
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The production was of what was speculated to become Bangladesh's most expensive film has deferred. Due to unavoidable reasons the film on Operation Jackpot has been pushed back indefinitely. National Award winning filmmaker Giasuddin Selim has confirmed the news. The film's production was set to start on September 16. The film would have been based on the underwater operations of Bangladeshi naval commandoes during the Liberation War of 1971 against Pakistani naval buildups throughout the country. The film was to be financed by the government.
But now that his film has been pushed back for indefinite period of time, Selim has taken on the online platform that is trending now. This would be not only his first with online platform but also with short films. Selim, Nuhash Humayun and two others are set to launch the first series of originals to be made by Bioscope streaming service. The four films collectively have been dubbed 'Bioscope Originals.' Selim's short film in this package would be a short film of thirty minutes and is named 'Priti Samachar'. The story has been written by him. Porimoni the actress of Selim's second-only film 'Swapnajal' would play the lead role, that of a crime reporter. The thriller film would focus on a crime reporter's life. The four films are being made by Alpha Eye Media Productions Limited. They will be released in this very month.
Away from film theatres and TV boxes Bangladeshi viewers are thought to be increasingly moving towards internet based multimedia through smartphones, tablets or laptops. Netflix, Amazon Prime are already established platforms in the west. Bioscope and some other are trying to get the same popularity.

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