Today ZEE5 Global, the largest OTT platform for South Asian content, released its first Bangladeshi Original, ‘Mainkar Chipay’. Directed by Abrar Athar, the short dark-comedy thriller stars Afran Nisho, Sariful Raz, and Shamol Mawla.
The short, which takes a new view on drug addiction, was completed in four days and shot across four different locations during the lockdowns.
The 40 min movie is co-presented by Godrej Household Products and can be watched for free on the ZEE5 app, and also on www.zee5.com.
“All the characters have a very strong presence and it was important to treat the movie with a minimalistic approach to bring out their nuances,” said Abrar Athar. “Making this movie within this time frame would have been a challenge if not for the support of the ZEE5 Global team. Mainkar Chipay is not just an entertaining thriller, it is also a story about not falling prey to addictions that make you weak and lead you into difficult, no-win situations ie. Mainkar Chipay.”
Mainkar Chipay is the first of four Bangladeshi originals that ZEE5 Global will launch over the next few months, with more content in the pipeline.
“Mainkar Chipay is a new genre, a dark comedy with a very interesting plot and lots of suspense,” said Afran Nisho. “All three characters are strongly defined and quite different from one another. I’ve played this kind of character for the first time, and I enjoyed developing his character and even his look little by little. I would like to thank ZEE5 Global, The Good Company, and the entire team of Mainkar Chipay who have worked extremely hard to create this show which I’m sure the audience would love to watch.”
You can watch Mainkar Chipay, ZEE5 Global’s first Bangladeshi Original, here.