Will ‘Taan’ pull audiences towards Chorki?
Raihan Rafi has recently been on a roll – presenting one stellar production after another. His recent productions -"Janowar", "The Dark Side of Dhaka", and "Khachar Bhitor Ochin Pakhi" have all been praised by critics.
"Taan" is his first production for 2022, which will release today (Thursday).
In a conversation with The Daily Star, the director shared insights about his exciting project, which will release on streaming site Chorki today.
Siam Ahmed, the lead actor of the film, had previously with Rafi on "Poramon 2", later "Dohon" and "Damal". However, this is Shobnom Bubly's first time working with the Raihan Rafi.
"The title 'Taan', in a broader sense, can be explained in many ways. It might be interpreted as attraction towards someone, or addiction to drugs," says Rafi.
The story revolves around lovers Abani and Rashed, who elope from their respective homes. As they begin their new life, they encounter unprecedented circumstances.
"My previous projects reflected dark and mysterious vibes. However, I wanted to start the year with a romantic project" shares Rafi. "Unfortunately, the rise of Covid-19 brought the new film releases to a halt once again, thus "Taan" will be a treat to the audience, one that they can avail from their homes.
"I like to experiment with every project, so this time I thought of introducing Bubly opposite Siam," shared Rafi. "Honestly, she performed beyond my expectations. We perceive her as a face for more commercial films, but she proved that she is exceptional given the right script and role."
The film is set in locations around Old Dhaka, the Buriganga river, and more. The director informs that the biggest challenge while shooting was maintaining the safety protocols during the pandemic.
A good number of films directed by Raihan Rafi are on the pipeline, including "Noor", "Ittefaq", "Swapnobaji", "Poran" and "Damal". He informs that "Poran" is expected to release on Valentine's Day, while "Damal" is slated for release on Independence Day (March 26).
The trailer for the film showcases a thrilling plot, in which Siam portrays an addicted lover, with Bubly as his wife, a working woman who struggles to put up with his antics. While we cannot wait to see the film as it releases today, only time will tell if "Taan" pulls even more audiences to Chorki, which jostles hard to try to be a cut above other local streaming sites.