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Irrfan Khan’s Doob makes waves overseas!

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Irrfan Khan’s Doob makes waves overseas!

Irrfan Khan brings the story of a family break-up to life in director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki‘s Indian-Bangladeshi co-production, No Bed of Roses – Doob.

Take a look at the poster below:

 

The film premiered recently and has since then has garnered some great International acclaim. By the looks of it, a yet another Irrfan Khan starrer blockbuster is coming our way after Hindi Medium

Here are some incredible excerpts describing Irrfan’s work in the much-anticipated film

It takes an actor of Irrfan Khan’s stature and magnetism to turn an intimate separation drama into something special, and a writer-director like Bangladesh’s happy Maverick Mostofa Sarwar Farooki to layer on subtleties and shades of meaning with a realistic detachment that never slips into melodrama.

– Hollywood Reporter

Boasting an excellent central performance from the acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, and with its nuanced cultural approach to a familiar subject, Doob should enjoy further festival attention following its June premiere in Shanghai and subsequent play in Moscow. In his first collaboration with award-winning Bangladeshi writer/director Farooki, Khan is characteristically magnetic and surprisingly empathetic as Javed Hasan.

– Screen Daily

Directed with an assured and graceful touch that evokes the elegiac tone of a requiem, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki proves he’s a singular voice in Bangladeshi cinema. With Irrfan Khan delivering another sublime lead performance (while being billed as co-producer), the film should bloom at festivals and secure a limited release in India, despite some censorship issues back home. Khan pours his own force of personality into a character who’s tormented by fierce intellect and human weakness, unable to change course even when he sees how much suffering he has caused. He portrays Javed not as a dirty old man but a desperately lonely one, clutching at any kind of diversion from his inner emptiness, echoing the Bengali title which means “drowning.”

– Variety

 

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