Saikat Nasir, a National Award-winning cinematographer, writer, and director, based his film “Border” on the lives of those who reside in the country’s border regions. The film recently underwent changes, was re-named “Sultanpur,” and was re-edited to get censor board approval.
Earlier, “Border” was submitted to the Bangladesh Film Censor Board (BFCB) on August 22 but could not clear the censor board, with BFCB saying the movie was “unsuitable for screening”.
After re-editing and rebranding the film, the director was ultimately granted censorship clearance. Nasir told the media that the censor board praised the picture once it was altered.
The story of “Sultanpur” follows the lives of people who reside near the Bangladesh-India border and operate as smugglers in that region. Promising actor Adhora Khan will be seen playing the lead role in the film, taking on the role of the daughter of an influential village leader near the border.
Apart from Adhora Khan, the film has also cast Ashish Khondker, Suman Farooq, Sanj John, Rashed Mamun Apu and Moumita Mou, among others.
“Sultanpur” is expected to be released in theatres in January 2023.