Biggest ever theatrical release for a Bengali film in the UK
Amazon Obhijaan is all set to wow British audiences this New Year
London, 28th December 2017: Amazon Obhijaan (Amazon Adventure), the sequel to the 2013 blockbuster Chander Pahar (Mountain on Moon) is going to be released in UK on 12th January 2018 by Candid Communication (UK), the Marketing and Distribution partner in UK for the SVF Entertainment, the production house behind the film. This will be the first ever theatrical release for any Bangla Film in UK. This is also going to be the biggest theatrical release for any regional Film in UK apart from regular bollywood films. The film would be released in 9 locations in UK targeting over 100 screenings in a week.
SVF Entertainment is East India’s largest movie production house headquartered in Kolkata, India. Although the company has been into film production and distribution business for more than two decades, this is the first time they are venturing into the UK territory with this ambitious project in association with Candid Communication (UK).
Set to release on January across UK, Amazon Obhijaan has already broken all records for being the most successful Bengali film ever made in Bengal. The story of Amazon Obhijaan written, scripted and directed by the doctor-turned-director Mr. Kamaleswar Mukherjee delves into the deep jungles of the Amazonia.This film has also been dubbed into 5 other Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Assamese.
Amazon Obhijaan will be initially released across 9 sites in UK through Cineworld chain in Feltham, Wood Green, Ilford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham Broad Street, Bradford, and Leeds. The movie will also be released in The Odeon Trafford Centre, Manchester and Safari Cinema – Harrow. This is going to be the first ever any Indian Bengali film to be released theatrically in UK.
Candid Communication (UK), the Marketing and Distribution partner for SVF Entertainment in UK, will release Bangla Films in a theatrical format in UK on a regular basis throughout the year.
The expedition led by the Bengali cine-star Dev playing the explorer Shankar Choudhury is touted as a visual treat to watch for families specially children who love adventure. Veteran Brazilian actor David James plays the role of Marco Florian and Indian based Russian actress Svetlana Gulakova plays Marco’s daughter Anna Florian who joins Shankar to the mysterious yet endearing journey to El Dorado.
Recently the film set a world record by unveiling the biggest poster for a Bengali film ever pegged at 60,800 sq ft in size cover to cover. The film is also available in the graphic novel format for children to get a feel of the story. This film is the only Bengali movie ever made to be released simultaneously in six languages – Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil & Telugu in India.
Mr. Mahendra Soni, Director/Co-Founder of SVF is very confident and optimistic about the release of the film and goes on to say that – ‘A film like this comes once in a lifetime and we have invested very heavily on the production and visual effects to deliver a world class product to the Bengali audiences. We are so confident of the film that we have decided to hold simultaneous release of the film in 5 other languages besides Bengali and am sure people will love every part of the film’.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sayantan Das Adhikari, Director, Candid Communication (UK) said, “We have signed up with SVF entertainment to release Bangla movies in UK on a regular basis from now onwards. This will also help Bangla film industry to open up a new revenue aspect as UK alone has more than one million Bangla speaking population. Along with Indian Bengalis, we are expecting a huge number of Bangladeshis to come and watch this film. Candid has also lined up Meghnadbodh Rahosyo and Mayurakshi for a later release in UK. Meghnadbodh Rahosyo is likely to be released on 26th January and Mayurakshi in February”.
SVF is Eastern India’s largest movie production house, having business interests in Film Production, Television content Production, Film Distribution, Digital Cinema, Music, New Media and Cinemas. SVF has successfully produced over 110 films including national award winning ‘Chokher Bali’, ‘Raincoat’, ‘Memories in March’, ‘Chitrangada’ and ‘Chotoder Chobi’ and some of the biggest blockbusters like Chander Pahar, Challenge and Autograph among others. SVF’s latest venture is Hoichoi, the world’s largest digital Bengali entertainment content platform with over 500 Movies and exclusive Original Web Series. (Hoichoi is available for download on iTunes – and Android – )