Rana Plaza and the Bangladesh film industry, Dhallywood

The movie titled ‘Rana Plaza’ is filmed February, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The movie tells the love story of a male garment worker and Reshma, the woman who survived 17 days in the rubble, against the backdrop of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster. In 2011 the Bangladesh government lifted the ban on Bollywood movies being shown in country, but it only lasted 6 months since it was financially hurting the Dhallywood film industry. Since then there’s been on going chatter about lifting the ban again. The industry is growing rapidly, in 2012 there were 30 films released, 51 in 2013, and 180 films scheduled to be released in 2014.

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