Rickshaw Girl

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The Main 5 Sat, May 7, 2022 11:00 AM
The Main 5 Mon, May 9, 2022 1:40 PM
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Asian Frontiers
Human Rights
Women's Rights
Family Friendly
Release Year:2021
Runtime:101 min
Festivals & Awards:“Audience Favorite/Family
” Mill Valley Int’l Film Festival
“Top Film” Schlingel Int’l Film Festival
Jury Award" Prescott Int’l Film Festival
"Audience Favorite" Prescott Int'l Film Festival
“Best Narrative” Tagore Int’l Film Festival
“Outstanding Achievement in Film
” Tagore Int’l Film Festival
"Best Producer" Buddha Int'l Film Festival
"Best Director" Buddha Int'l Film Festival
"Opening Night Selection
" Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Print Source:Sleeperwave Films
Director:Amitabh Reza Chowdhury
Executive Producer:Michel J. Vandewalle
Shihab Ahmed Shirazee
Assaduzzaman Sokal
Producer:Eric J. Adams
Faridur Reza Sagar
Ziauddin Adil
Cinematographer:Tuhin Tamijul
Niclas Ribbarp
Screenwriter:Sharbari Z. Ahmed
Naseef Faruque Amin
Perkins (novel)
Editor:Navnita Sen
Composer:Debojyoti Mishra
Principal Cast:Novera Rahman
Momena Chowdhury
Allen Shubro
Naresh Bhuiyan
Siam Ahmed


14+ YA drama

Naima, a daring and determined Blangladeshi teenager, is on a quest to earn money to support her family. Naima paints community floors, walls, and her father’s rickshaws in the traditional folk style, reflecting her vivid imagination with gorgeous bright and bold colors. But her artistic talents aren’t economically valued enough to help when her father falls ill. Naima sets out to the big city of Dhaka, where she learns to survive in the streets. Finding opportunities wherever and however she can, Naima is undaunted by the sexist rules prohibiting girls from working as rickshaw pullers and sneaks into the difficult job disguised as a boy. Based on the beloved young adult novel by Mitali Perkins and directed by acclaimed Bangladeshi director, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, Rickshaw Girl is a classical tale of a girl’s fight for independence and visibility, with powerful performances by young actors and Naima’s magical painting throughout the film.

Director Biography

Amitabh Reza Chowdhury

Amitabh Reza Chowdhury was born in Kishorganj, Bangladesh. After studying economics in Pune, India, he turned to making films, debuting in television. His film credits include Mirror Game (2016), Munshigiri (2021) and Rickshaw Girl (2021).