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.
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.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.
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.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. 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. However, the new guidelines for the co-productions state that approval will only be given to original content. This move, endorsed by director of Grassroot Entertainment Amit Jumrani, will create space for new and original ideas in an industry with many remakes.
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||Raisul Islam Asad||West Bengal Film Development Corporation||Impress Telefilm Ltd||16 May||Adaption of Padma Nadir Majhi|
|1998||Moner Moto Mon||Montazur Rahman Akbar||Viktor Beneerjee||Amin Khan||AP Production||Bony Pictures||26 November|
|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||Chanchal Chowdhury||Gautam Kandu||Impress Telefilm Ltd||3 December||Based on life of Lalon|
|2014||Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay||Ashok Pati||Ankush Hazra||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|
|Aashiqui||Ashok Pati||Ankush Hazra||Nusrat Faria Mazhar||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||18 September |
|Remake of Ishq|
|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|
|Hero 420||Saikat Nasir||Om||Nusrat Faria Mazhar||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||12 February |
|Remake of Maska|
|Shankhachil||Goutam Ghose||Prosenjit Chatterjee||Kusum Sikder||Ashirbad Cholochitro |
NIdeas Creations & Productions
|Impress Telefilm Ltd||15 April|
|Niyoti||Zakir Hossain Raju||Arifin Shuvo||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||10 June |
|Inspired by The Notebook|
|Badsha - The Don||Baba Yadav||Jeet||Nusrat Faria Mazhar||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||6 July |
|Remake of Don Seenu|
|Shikari||Joydeep Mukherjee |
Zakir Hussain Simanto
|Srabanti Chatterjee||Shakib Khan||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||7 July |
|Remake of Aadhavan|
|Rokto||Wajed Ali Sumon[ citation needed ]||Pori Moni||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||12 September[ citation needed ]|
|Prem Ki Bujhini||Sudipto Sarkar||Om||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||7 October||Remake of 100% Love|
|2017||Boss 2: Back to Rule||Baba Yadav||Jeet||Nusrat Faria Mazhar||Jeetz Filmworks |
Walzen Media Works
|Jaaz Multimedia||23 June |
|Sequel to Boss: Born to Rule|
|Nabab||Joydeep Mukherjee |
|Subhashree Ganguly||Shakib Khan||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||26 June |
|Doob: No Bed of Roses||Mostofa Sarwar Farooki||Irrfan Khan||Nusrat Imrose Tisha||Eskay Movies||Jaaz Multimedia||27 October|
|2018||Inspector Notty K||Ashok Pati||Jeet||Nusrat Faria Mazhar||Surinder Films |
Walzen Media Works
|Jaaz Multimedia||19 January |
|Releasing in Bangladesh as Indian film through import-export policy.|
|Noor Jahaan||Abhimanyu Mukherjee||Adrit Roy||Puja Cherry||Raj Chakraborty Productions||Jaaz Multimedia||16 February|
|Pashan||Saikat Nasir||Om||Bidya Sinha Saha Mim||Jaaz Multimedia||23 March|
|Chalbaaz||Joydeep Mukherjee |
|Subhashree Ganguly||Shakib Khan||Eskay Movies||Action Cut Entertainment||20 April |
|Sultan: The Saviour||Raja Chanda||Jeet||Bidya Sinha Saha Mim||Surinder Films |
|Jaaz Multimedia||15 June|
|Bhaijaan Elo Re||Joydeep Mukherjee||Srabanti Chatterjee||Shakib Khan||Eskay Movies||Action Cut Entertainment||15 June|
|Mask||Rajiv Biswas||Nusrat Jahan Sayantika Banerjee||Shakib Khan||Shree Venkatesh Films||Aradhona Enterprise||30 June|
|Tui Shudhu Amar||Joydeep Mukherjee |
|Om||Mahiya Mahi||Eskay Movies||Action Cut Entertainment|
|Saturday Afternoon||Mostofa Sarwar Farooki||Parambrata Chatterjee||Zahid Hasan||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||Arifin Shuvo||Nothing Beyond Cinema||Bengal Creations|
This list contains production companies, directors, and actors who have worked multiple times in Indo-Bangla co-productions.
|Impress Telefilm Ltd||4||Bangladesh|
|Walzen Media Works||2||India|
|Action Cut Entertainment||2||Bangladesh|
|Wazed Ali Sumon||2||India|
|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.|
|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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