Indo-Bangladesh joint production

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This article describes movies made jointly by cinema production houses of India, typically West Bengal (Tollywood), and Bangladesh (Dhallywood).[citation needed]


In the 1980s and 1990s, there was a significant number of Indo-Bangladesh joint production films.[citation needed] However, after 2004–2005, the number of Indo-Bangla joint production films decreased.[citation needed] However, in the 2010s, Indo-Bangladeshi joint ventures began gaining more popularity and have become more common, often produced by Eskay Movies of India and Jaaz Multimedia of Bangladesh.[1]

However, after different controversies regarding the joint venture films in 2017, the government of Bangladesh have temporarily stopped all joint ventures until a new policy is put in place.[1][2] The controversy is mainly about the production house Jaaz Multimedia and the films they have produced, which commonly feature more Indian cast and crew than Bangladeshis. In an article by Prothom Alo, this controversy has been described as creating two factions in the Bangladeshi film industry, one which claims that Jaaz Multimedia has broken the country's rules of international co-productions by making Indian films under the name of joint productions, and another which backs Jaaz Multimedia by claiming that their films are reviving the lost glory of Bangladeshi cinema.[3]

After the Bangladesh government announced it was temporarily stopping all joint production films in 2017, it was announced that a new committee would be formed to approve scripts and preview the films before production and release.[4] Later in January 2018, Bangladesh Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu revealed that new rules for would be relaxed for co-productions, making it easier for films to have one director and film in other countries.[5] The new co-production guidelines, released by the Bangladeshi government, state that permission can be sought to bring equipments from other countries, a production house cannot apply for a film review within 30 days of getting a nod from the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation and Ministry of Information, maximum duration of submission is 9 months to a year, and the guidelines also allow for a director or producer from a third country to join the film.[6] However, the new guidelines for the co-productions state that approval will only be given to original content.[7] This move, endorsed by director of Grassroot Entertainment Amit Jumrani, will create space for new and original ideas in an industry with many remakes.[7]


This is the list of some of the notable Bangladesh-India joint venture films.

Year Films Director Cast (India) Cast (Bangladesh) Producer (India) Producer (Bangladesh) Release Notes Ref.
1993 Padma Nadir Majhi Goutom Ghosh Utpal Dutt

Roopa Ganguly

Rabi Ghosh

Raisul Islam Asad

Humayun Faridi

West Bengal Film Development Corporation Impress Telefilm Ltd 16 May Adaption of Padma Nadir Majhi [8]
1998 Moner Moto Mon Montazur Rahman Akbar Viktor Beneerjee Amin Khan AP Production Bony Pictures 26 November [9]
2003 Moner Majhe Tumi K. Basu Jisshu Sengupta Riaz


Ashirbad Cholochitro Impress Telefilm Ltd Remake of Manasantha Nuvve
2010 Moner Manush Goutom Ghosh Prosenjit Chatterjee

Priyanshu Chatterjee

Chanchal Chowdhury

Raisul Islam Asad

Gautam Kandu Impress Telefilm Ltd 3 December Based on life of Lalon [10]
2014 Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay Ashok Pati

Anonno Mamun

Ankush Hazra

Subhasree Ganguly

Eskay Movies Action Cut Entertainment 16 May
2015 Romeo vs Juliet Ashok Pati Ankush Hazra Mahiya Mahi Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 16 January Remake of Singh vs Kaur
Agnee 2 Iftakar Chowdhury Om Mahiya Mahi Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 18 July Sequel to Agnee [11]
Aashiqui Ashok Pati Ankush Hazra Nusrat Faria Mazhar Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 18 September


25 September


Remake of Ishq [12]
Black Raja Chanda Soham Chakraborty Bidya Sinha Saha Mim Viacom 18 Motion Pictures Dag Creative Media 27 November
2016 Angaar Wazed Ali Sumon Om Falguni Rahman Jolly Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 15 January Remake of Appayya [13]
Hero 420 Saikat Nasir Om

Riya Sen

Nusrat Faria Mazhar Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 12 February


19 February


Remake of Maska
Shankhachil Goutam Ghose Prosenjit Chatterjee Kusum Sikder Ashirbad Cholochitro

NIdeas Creations & Productions

Impress Telefilm Ltd 15 April [14]
Niyoti Zakir Hossain Raju Arifin Shuvo

Falguni Rahman Jolly

Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 10 June


12 August


Inspired by The Notebook [15]
Badsha - The Don Baba Yadav

Abdul Aziz

Jeet Nusrat Faria Mazhar Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 6 July


7 July


Remake of Don Seenu [16]
Shikari Joydeep Mukherjee

Zakir Hussain Simanto

Srabanti Chatterjee Shakib Khan Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 7 July


12 August


Remake of Aadhavan [17]
Rokto Wajed Ali Sumon[citation needed] Pori Moni

Ziaul Roshan

Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 12 September[citation needed] [18]
Prem Ki Bujhini Sudipto Sarkar Om

Subhasree Ganguly

Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 7 October Remake of 100% Love
2017 Boss 2: Back to Rule Baba Yadav Jeet

Subhasree Ganguly

Nusrat Faria Mazhar Jeetz Filmworks

Walzen Media Works

Jaaz Multimedia 23 June

(West Bengal)

26 June


30 June


Sequel to Boss: Born to Rule [19]
Nabab Joydeep Mukherjee

Abdul Aziz

Subhasree Ganguly Shakib Khan Eskay Movies Jaaz Multimedia 26 June


28 July


Doob: No Bed of Roses Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Irrfan Khan Nusrat Imon Tisha Eskay Movies

Irrfan Khan Films

Jaaz Multimedia 27 October [21]
2018 Inspector Notty K Ashok Pati Jeet Nusrat Faria Mazhar Surinder Films

Jeetz Filmworks

Walzen Media Works

Jaaz Multimedia 19 January


26 January


Releasing in Bangladesh as Indian film through import-export policy. [22]
Noor Jahaan Abhimanyu Mukherjee Adrit Roy Puja Cherry Raj Chakraborty Productions

SVF Entertainment

Jaaz Multimedia 16 February
Pashan Saikat Nasir Om Bidya Sinha Saha Mim Jaaz Multimedia 23 March [23]
Chalbaaz Joydeep Mukherjee

Anonno Mamun

Subhasree Ganguly Shakib Khan Eskay Movies Action Cut Entertainment 20 April


27 April


Sultan: The Saviour Raja Chanda Jeet Bidya Sinha Saha Mim Surinder Films

Jeetz Filmworks

Jaaz Multimedia 15 June [26][27]
Bhaijaan Elo Re Joydeep Mukherjee Srabanti Chatterjee

Payel Sarkar

Shakib Khan Eskay Movies Action Cut Entertainment 15 June [28]
Mask Rajiv Biswas Nusrat Jahan Sayantika Banerjee Shakib Khan Shree Venkatesh Films Aradhona Enterprise 30 June [29]
Tui Shudhu Amar Joydeep Mukherjee

Anonno Mamun


Soham Chakraborty

Mahiya Mahi Eskay Movies Action Cut Entertainment [30][31][4]
Saturday Afternoon Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Parambrata Chatterjee Zahid Hasan

Nusrat Imon Tisha

Greentouch Entertainment Jaaz Multimedia


Co-produced by Anna Katchko of Germany company Tandem Production

Also starring Palestinian actor Eyad Hourani

Balighar Arindam Sil Abir Chatterjee

Parno Mitra

Rahul Banerjee

Arifin Shuvo

Nusrat Imrose Tisha

Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed

Nothing Beyond Cinema Bengal Creations [33]

Frequent joint venture collaborators[edit]

This list contains production companies, directors, and actors who have worked multiple times in Indo-Bangla co-productions.

Production companies[edit]

Company Films Released Country
Jaaz Multimedia 16 Bangladesh
Eskay Movies 14 India
Impress Telefilm Ltd 4 Bangladesh
Jeetz Filmworks 2 India
Walzen Media Works 2 India
Action Cut Entertainment 2 Bangladesh
SVF Entertainment 1 India


Director Films Released Country
Ashok Pati 4 India
Goutam Ghosh 3 India
Joydeep Mukherjee 3 India
Baba Yadav 2 India
Abdul Aziz 2 Bangladesh
Wazed Ali Sumon 2 India


Actor/Actress Films Released Country
Nusraat Faria 5 Bangladesh
Subhasree Ganguly 5 India
Om 5 India
Shakib Khan 4 Bangladesh
Ankush Hazra 3 India
Jeet 3 India
Mahiya Mahi 2 Bangladesh
Prosenjit Chatterjee 2 India

Music directors[edit]

Music Director Soundtracks Released Country Note
Savvy 11 India Has released collaborative soundtracks with other artists.
Akassh 8 India Has released collaborative soundtracks with other artists.
Goutam Ghosh 3 India
Suddho Roy 2 India Has released collaborative soundtracks with other artists.
Dabbu 1 India Has released collaborative soundtracks with other artists.


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