A FEATURE FILM BY AMITABH REZA CHOWDHURY

RicKshaw
 GiRl 

BASED ON THE ACCLAIMED NOVEL BY MITALI PERKINS

 

Daring and determined, teenaged girl Naima longs to earn money for her poor Bangladeshi family, but her unrivaled artistic talent is of little use. When her father grows gravely ill, Naima feels she has no choice but to leave her small village for the bright lights of Dhaka.

ABOUT

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In the big city, Naima finds the same economic, societal, and gender pressures faced by most young girls in Bangladesh. She cleverly disguises herself as a boy and takes the difficult job of a rickshaw puller.  When her gender is revealed and her livelihood vanishes, Naima finds an unconventional solution to her problems. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mitali Perkins.

 
 

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DIRECTOR AMITABH REZA CHOWDHURY

One of Bangladesh’s most acclaimed directors, Amitabh has been directing film, television and commercials in Dhaka and beyond for over 15 years.  His most recent feature film, “Anyabaji,” was the recipient of eight international and national film awards. He has won numerous Bangladeshi Critics Awards, including Best Director for his work “Ekti Phon Kora Jabe Please” and “E Somoye,” and Best Screenplay for “Sei Bhoboney in Meril Prothom Alo.”

Amitabh works and lives in his hometown of Dhaka and is founder and president of his own film and production company, Half Stop Down.  Leading a team of talented professionals, Amitabh is perhaps the most prolific of Bangladeshi filmmakers.

 

A graduate of Pune University in Pune, India, Amitabh has also studied film and the American film industry as a guest of the United States government’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

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THE CAST

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CREDITS

Directed By

AMITABH REZA
CHOWDHURY

Produced by

ERIC J. ADAMS
FARIDUR REZA SAGAR
ZIAUDDIN ADIL
SHIHAB AHMED SHIRAZEE
ASSADUZZAMAN SOKAL

Executive Producer

MICHEL J. VANDEWALLE

Co-Executive Producer

AMAN ASHRAF FAIZ
SYED GOUSUL ALAM

Co-Produced by

MAHJABIN REZA
KATHLEEN ADAMS

Screenplay by

NASEEF FARUQUE AMIN
SHARBARI Z. AHMED 

Based on the Novel by

MITALI PERKINS

Associate Producers

ASHFAQUE AHMED
NAZIR MOHAMMOD TOWHID ALAM
TANVIR GHANI
KYRA BUCHKO
ALEXI STAVROPOULOS
LISA STAVROPOULOS
YVONNE SCHÄFER
NAZ HAIDER

ZAHED AZAM SAYEM 

Art Director

SHIHAB NURUN NABI

Editor

NAVNITA SEN

Cinematographers

TUHIN TAMIJUL
NICLAS RIBBARP, FSF

Casting

MOHAMMAD RAFI

Costume Designer

EDILA KASRIN FARID TURIN

Rickshaw Art Consultant

FARHANA HAMID

Rickshaw Painter

SOLAIMAN HOSSAIN

Directorial Team

SUMANA TUMPA
MOHAMMAD SHAKILUR RAHMAN SHEIKH
NAZMUL HASAN SUKOMO
SIBAT TAZWAR

Script Superviser

SIBAT TAZWAR
PRIYANKA CHOWDHURY

Music Composed by

DEBAJYOTI MISHRA

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES

 

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DETAILS

TITLE

Rickshaw Girl

LANGUAGE

English/Bengali

RUNTIME

110 minutes

LOGLINE

A daring Bangladeshi teen-aged girl battles the dangers of the big city when she disguises herself as a boy to earn extra cash for her struggling family. 

TECHNICAL INFO

Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 4K

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