Sarawak one of the locations featured in Bangladeshi film
KUCHING: ‘The Rainwater’, a Bangladeshi movie under Malaybangla Film production was filmed here in Kuching from January 7 – 9 marking the first time a Bangladeshi movie has been filmed in Sarawak.
“We chose Sarawak because of its beautiful view,” said MRI Rafi Meer the actor, producer, and director of the film.
A few of the locations in Sarawak chosen by the production were Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong, and the Kuching Waterfront.
“I’m hoping through this film, we can promote Malaysia to Bangladesh’s tourism market,” said Meer, who is a Malaysian.
‘The Rainwater’ is a remake of an unfinished film starring Manna, a well-known film actor in Bangladesh.
Manna acted in over 350 films before passing away due to heart attack in 2008. Thus, the movie is a highly anticipated production in Bangladesh.
Don, another actor from Bangladesh is also in town to shoot for the film.
The film has a budget of RM7 million and is packed with action, romance and music.
The movie also features Sarawak traditional dancing with 10 local dancers.
One of the dancers, Jessy Gantle was cast as the main character in one of the music clips in the film.
They have already finished filming up to 70 per cent of the film. Remaining parts will be shot in Kuala Lumpur. Meer’s local production., MBC Film Productions, is looking forward to working with local acts for the remaining scenes.
Besides filming in Sarawak, the production is also filming in other notable Malaysian locations such as Langkawi, Malacca and Titiwangsa Park.
The film is expected to be released on the first day of Hari Raya 2014 in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East.