Ispahani Arif Jahan

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Ispahani and Arif Jahan
OccupationDirectors, writers, producers
Years active1995–present
Home town Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh

Ispahani and Arif Jahan (Bengali : ইস্পাহানী আরিফ জাহান) [1] the duo Dhallywood film directors are known for thriller and action genres. [2] They have their own two film production house ‘Diganta Chalachitra’ and ‘ Nakkhatra Chalachitra’. They have directed movies for many other production houses in Dhallywood and all of which were blockbusters.



M. N. Ispahani and Arif Al Ashraf are cousins originally from Brahman Baria. They both started their careers with the help of Delwar Jahan Jhantu, a renowned film Director and Producer who is also their uncle. Their brother Shafi Uddin Shafi is a famous film Director of Dhallywood films.

Early life and career

M. N. Ispahani and Arif Al Ashraf are cousins were brought up in Brahman Baria. They met their uncle Delwar Jahan Jhantu who used to do direct films. He advised them to first assist in film direction and hired them as his film Assistant Director. They did few films, and then Shahidul Haque Shikder helped them in directing their first film ‘Bidrohi Bodhu’ and it was a Blockbuster hit. After that their film journey began as director, then they started producing movies. The first Bengali film they produced was ‘Gulam’ with Shakib Khan, Shabnoor anddipjol in 2001. Since then, they have directed 17 movies and produced 14 movies and has distributed Blockbuster movie Purno Dairgha Prem Kahini 1, Purno Dairgha Prem Kahini 2, Warning and Faad The Trap. The duo are renowned for taking inspiration from Bollywood films and adding glamour to it. [3]


YearTitleStar CastNotes
1995Bidrohi BodhuSabana, Alamgir, Bapparaj, Moushumi Directional Debut
1996Lat Shaheber MeyeAlamgir, Omor Sani, Moushumi Director
1997Shukher ShorgoSabana, Alamgir, Omor Sani, Moushumi Director
1998Amar BouShakil Khan, PopyDirector
1998Tumi ShundorOmor Sani, Moushumi Director
1999Shotru DhongshoShakil Khan, Elis Kanchan, Bhagyashree Indo Bangla Joint venture with Shree Venkatesh Films
1999Mustofa Bhai Manna, Moushumi Director
2000Golam Shakib Khan, Shabnur, DipjalDirector & Producer
2001Shikari Shakib Khan, Rubel, Purnima, DipjalDirector & Producer
2002Nayok Manna, Moushumi Director & Producer
2003Villain Manna, Purnima Director & Producer
2004Amader ShontanRazzak, Kabori, Manna, NehaDirector & Producer
2005Shontrashi Munna Manna, Moushumi Director & Producer
2007Aslam Bhai Manna, JonaDirector
2007Jomoj Shakib Khan, Popy, NodiProducer
2007Machine Man Manna, Moushumi, Apu BiswasProducer
2008Matha Noshto Manna, NupurProducer
2009O Shathe Re Shakib Khan, Apu Biswas Producer
2008Ek Buk Bhalobasha [4] Emon, Apu BiswasDirector & Producer
2013Dhakar King Shakib Khan, Apu Biswas Producer
2013Prem Prem PaglamiBappy, AcholProducer
2014Gunda The Terrorist [5] [6] Bappy, Achol, AmritaDirector & Producer
2018Nayok Bappy Chowdhury,Adhora Khan Director

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  1. ইস্পাহানী আরিফ জাহানের নতুন ছবি. Manab Zamin (in Bengali).
  2. এপ্রিলেই আসছে গুন্ডা-দ্য টেরোরিস্ট (ভিডিও. (in Bengali).
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