Five popular plays from this Eid are reviewed here
Cast: Mostofa Monwar, Sporshia, Sohel Mondol
Director: Jaheen Faruque Amin
In a time of intense tensions heating up, such stories to calm the air are really needed. Yet, not talking about Jaheen Amin’s new fiction might create new tensions. This short might not claim a spot to the list of dramas where the soul purpose of the short is to entertain the masses, regardless, watching this can simply be eye-candy. The producer focused on promoting simplicity. The story was inspired and taken from real life, which adds an ever-lasting feel to your platter as the audience. The attire, the struggles of the poverty-stricken and current incidents are elements that construct a good drama and rectifies a producer’s ambition. The investigating officer acted well enough to compliment the whole short and the act added a good zing.
Cast: Apurbo, Mehazabien Chowdhury
Director: Mizanur Rahman Aryan
After Adnan Al Rajeev came up with Bikal Belar Pakhi last Eid, the tendency to portray the struggle of the middle class is in the spotlight. Even though the portrayal is nothing new, this phenomenon is something that has been happening quite often, yet the task is being done with care now. The narrative of his works might seem more likely to promote patriarchy, yet it should be noted that producer Ariyan Rahman is trying his hardest to come up with the best. The drama is celebrated with the presence of Apurbo and Mehazabien. It deals with the existence of a middle class individual who struggles to have his ends met. Surely, it had loopholes where questions were raised. One thing to be acknowledged was the fantasy where the father dies leaving nothing behind, and Apurbo plays the role of a jobless youngster who, to go with flow of the story, had to pull the family expenses on his own. Regardless of the little ‘negatives’ per se, audiences could relate to this, hence it was celebrated in many platforms of social media.
Cast: Mosharraf Karim, Aparna Ghose
Director: Hasan Morshed
Bangla dramas titled in English vocab can be a subject to be debated on. Say, a serial of Calcutta gets the label from the pure Bangla dictionary, like “Posto,” “Maccher Jhol,” “Prakton” and so on. Regardless of the name, Mosharraf Karim did a fine job without trying to overcast the act of comedy. Mosharraf Karim and Aparna Ghosh being the centre of the drama, many complained about how they tried to exasperate the whole act. Yet it might seem like Mosharraf Karim tried hard to pull the entire scene by himself. Audiences can relate to the realism. If you are big on him, it is definitely a must-watch.
Cast: Iresh Zaker, Mithila, Urmila
Director: Redoan Rony
Redoan Roni stays busy nowadays. He has been trying to come up with the best of stories. Given that it is not impossible to construct a good short with artists like Iresh Zaker, Mithila, Urmila Shrabonti Kar. The drama deals with the love-triangles of a wedded couple. The short is quiet on a white board but the presentation is spot on. The drama strolls on a slow tempo. But the presentation won’t dampen to your excitement. Eid is all about trying to come up with good sitcoms and the producer did succeed in that sense.
Cast: Azad Abul Kalam, Iresh Zaker, Sharlin Farzana
Director: Masud Hasan Ujjal
Das Cabin was hugely celebrated this Eid. The vibe of nostalgia was cast to an extent where Anjun Dutta’s song “Das Cabin” failed. Masud Hasan Ujjal can rightfully claim his spot on the list of great directors after this. You can definitely relate to the fiction if you are passionate about the political catastrophe. The drama centres on a trio of individuals who are rebellious, socialists and the ones who belong to the middle class, struggling for their existence. Rolling the dice on the Das Cabin, the director beautifully painted the picture of people who do not belong to a structured class. The fight to follow was simplified amazingly throughout the 40 minutes of the duration. Sharlin and Azad Abul Kalam’s performance are to be remembered for decades for this.
Translated by Syeda Ashfah Toaha Duti