Bangladesh’s first video streaming platform Bongo plans to launch the first season of ‘Bongo BOB (Based on Books)’ "to set a new industry standard for content" during Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Bongo has increased its production capacity over the last few years to produce more originals. It has partnered with noted and popular authors in the country for this unique collaboration.
Through a refined selection process starting at Ekushey Book Fair last year, it has selected some of the best-seller books and going to produce content based on these books, according to a press release.
Detailing the project, Bongo says, "In Bangladesh, cinema was once called a “Boi” or Book. Maybe it's because the early journey of filmmaking started from the inspiration of different books and literature. Like the first silent film of the subcontinent ‘Bilvamangal’ and the first film with dialogue ‘Jamaishti’, Bangladesh's first talking film ‘Mukh O Mukhosh’ was also literary-dependent.
"This literary reliance has not only enriched the Bengali film but also brought it a commercial success as well as international recognition. Films around the world are no exception. Looking at the world of movies at the moment, we can see that all of the world-famous superhero movies are made from comic books published by Marvel and DC Comics. The journey of this duo of books and movies is eternal."
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