Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy-winning composer A R Rahman has joined Bangladesh-India-US film ‘No Land’s Man’, directed by Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, as co-producer and composer.
Starring Indian thespian Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Australian theatre actor Megan Mitchell and Bangladeshi musician and actor Tahsan Rahman Khan, the film chronicles a South Asian man’s journey that becomes complicated when he meets an Australian woman in the US.
Adding, “Time always gives birth to new worlds, new ideals,” Rahman said, “The newborn world has new challenges and new stories to tell. This is one such story.”
The film, shot in the US, Australia and India, is predominantly in English with some dialogue in Hindi and Urdu.
“The filming experience for this project was challenging but a fulfilling one,” Siddiqui said.
“No Land’s Man” won the MPAA and Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ Script Development fund in 2014; was part of the Asian Project Market at Busan; and was chosen as the best project at India’s Film Bazaar the same year.
The film is a production by US outfit Dialectic and Bangladesh’s Chabial, in association with India’s Magic If Films, Bangladesh’s Sun Music & Motion Pictures and Bongo BD, Bangladesh’s largest streamer.
“Farooki and I first spoke about ‘No Land’s Man’ at Film Bazaar in 2014,” producer Srihari Sathe said.
“Between then and now, the film has become even more relevant as it looks at what it means to be a vulnerable person in a racially-divided world,” added Sathe.
Post-production was underway simultaneously in the US, India and Bangladesh, before being temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.