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Netflix set to release Farooki’s ‘Television’ and ‘Pipra Bidya’

Sun Online Desk     16th April, 2017 05:13:52 printer

Netflix set to release Farooki’s ‘Television’ and ‘Pipra Bidya’

A still from Farooki's 'Pipra Bidya'

Netflix, world’s famous screening platform for film and television, has selected two Bangladeshi films for its global release.


The movies are famous film maker Farooki’s ‘Television’ and ‘Pipra Bidya’. The films will be released on Netflix on May 15.


The filmmaker told media that the initiative will open up a new road for Bangladeshi films.

He also said, “Netflix and Amazon have had content from India for a long time, but nothing from us.”


The company has been very active in India in recent times, especially after the launch of rival streaming service Amazon Prime. As an example, Netflix partnered with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment in December last year – to put 30 films by the production house on their catalogue, and any future films by the banner.


Since Netflix launched its streaming service in 2007, the service has expanded globally, first to Canada, then to Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to include 60 countries.


Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 70 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films.