Bioscopewala (transl. Man with a bioscope) is an Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Deb Medhekar, and produced by Sunil Doshi. The film stars Danny Denzongpa and Geetanjali Thapa in lead roles and had its world premiere at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival on 28 October 2017. The film is an adaptation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s 1892 short story Kabuliwala and released on 25 May 2018 in India. The official trailer of the film was released on YouTube by Fox Star Studios on 8 May 2018. Bioscopewala has taken forward the timeline of Kabuliwala, the original story written by Rabindranath Tagore, from the 19th century to somewhere in the 1980s during the Taliban regime and changed the profession of Rehmat, the central character, from a dry fruit seller to a man who goes around showing films to children through his bioscope.
Bioscopewala is the story of Rehmat Khan (Danny Denzongpa), a man from Kabul, Afghanistan who used to show films to children through his Bioscope. Rehmat befriends a little girl named Minnie who is of the same age as his own daughter and one day he disappears from her life. Many years later a grown-up Minnie (Geetanjali Thapa), who is now a documentary film-maker living in France, comes to know about her father, who died in a plane crash while traveling to Afghanistan. As Minnie tries to figure out the reason why her father made that trip, she comes across Bioscopewala, the man who used to tell her stories when she was a child.
Danny Denzongpa as Rehmat Khan
Geetanjali Thapa as Minnie Basu
Adil Hussain as Robi Basu
Tisca Chopra as Wahida
Maya Sarao as Ghazala
Brijendra Kala as Bhola
Ekavali Khanna as Shobita
Ivan Rodrigues as Airline Spokesperson
Shashi Bhushan as Bakht Rawan
Mir Sarwar as Zadran
Ahmer Haider as Security Officer
Sumiit Sarrkaar as Lawyer
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