Adnan Al Rajeev on his first web project, 'YouTumor'
Adnan Al Rajeev is a renowned name in the television industry, with numerous commercials and tele-fictions to his credit. His production house, Runout Films, is one of the major production companies in Bangladesh. The talented director is now gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated project, "YouTumor".
The Chorki original film, featuring Pritom Hasan and Ziaul Hoque Polash, sheds light on issues that come up while dealing with technology. It is about two friends who turn out to be YouTubers. The way that these characters lead their lives and deal with their fame is central to the narrative. Popular YouTuber and actor Salman Muqtadir will also make an appearance in the film, which has elements of comedy and drama, with a satirical tone.
"YouTumor" is Adnan's first project for an OTT platform. "We have YouTubers and social media influencers today who are doing appreciable, innovative work," Adnan explains. "But there are some who are creating rather purposeless content, just for the clicks. A 'tumor' refers to an unnecessary, extra flesh. In line with that thought, I came up with the term 'YouTumor' for these 'extra' characters in the world of the internet."
"There are online content creators who handle fame quite gracefully with their consistent, creative ideas. Some, on the other hand, enjoy random fame and clicks, creating a lot of hoopla and excitement for no reason. They quickly reach a wide audience, but are forgotten the next day. If one does not have the intelligence and talent to combine their fame with, they will have a tough time maintaining their impact. 'YouTumor' touches upon such relevant issues. That being said, we made this film to highlight some social issues, and at the same time, make people laugh," he further adds.
Collaborating with Chorki on this project has been a brilliant experience for the director. "The team at Chorki never pressured me in any way. They let me make the film the way I wanted to make it," he says.
The post-production work of "YouTumor" is complete. However, no release date has been announced for the film yet.