After 15 years popular actress Aupee Karim returns to the silver screen with the Bangladesh-India joint venture ‘Mayar Jonjal’ (Debris of Desire) produced by Bangladeshi filmmaker Josim Ahmed and helmed by Indian director Indranil Roychowdhury is set to premiere in Bangladesh at the Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in January.
The film titled ‘Mayar Jonjal’ has garnered appreciation on multiple international platforms upon screening, and was also honoured with accolades around the globe.
Earlier in 2017, Josim Ahmed's ‘Daag’ was selected in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival and this time film ‘Mayar Jonjal’ is only selected in the Asian cinema category of the festival.
Along with actress Aupee Karim it also features celebrated Indian actor Ritwick Chakraborty, Shohel Rana (Satya) from Prachyanat theatre troupe in Bangladesh, Chandreyee Ghosh (Beauty) from Kolkata, Minister in Charge of Information & Technology & Electronic Department, Government West Bengal Bratya Basu (Ganesh Babu).
Regarding the context producer Josim Ahmed said,"We received an uncut clearance for the censor board last year but had to hold the release due to the coronavirus pandemic". "We will release the film commercially after it premieres at the festival in Dhaka. I invite all my well-wishers to come to the festival to enjoy the film ‘Mayar Jonjal’."
It was first premiered at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival. It was officially selected for screening at Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) and has won the Jury Award for Feature Film out of the 8 films from the official selection in the 21st Asiatica Film Festival (Asiatica - Encounters with Asian Cinema), in Italy and the Best South Asian Feature Film award in the Arthouse Asia Film Festival, held in Kolkata.