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TV channels celebrate Nazrul birth anniversary

  • Published at 02:59 pm May 25th, 2018
  • Last updated at 08:46 pm May 25th, 2018
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Chanchal Chowdhury and Sanjida Preeti in 'Boner Papia'Courtesy

To mark his 119th birthday on Friday, TV channels in Bangladesh are telecasting small screen adaptations of Nazrul’s writings

Revolutionary maestro Kazi Narul Islam blazed the trails of Bangla literature, poetry and music with his timeless works of art. He fearlessly rebelled against oppression and fascism through his creations. To mark his 119th birthday on Friday, TV channels in Bangladesh are telecasting small screen adaptations of Nazrul’s writings.

RTV will air “Boner Papia” at 8pm Friday based on Nazrul’s short story by the same title. Chanchal Chowdhury and Sanjida Preeti play the central characters in this period drama, which will be available at YouTube.com/RtvDrama shortly after the telecast. 

Co-directed by Shubhro Khan and Sraboni Ferdous, the story revolves around a childless couple Mitra (Chanchal) and Romola (Preeti). The pair finds a wounded bird on a field during a night stroll. Soon after they bring the bird home, it starts to talk suggesting that it belonged to someone else.  

Shubhro told Showtime: “Romela treats the bird like her child, and it fills a void inside her. This makes Mitra feel neglected. He conspires to separate the two.”

This is Chanchal’s first time acting in any Nazrul inspired drama.

Several other dramas and telefilms will be aired to mark Nazrul Jayanti.

Drama: “Mohuar Maya” 

Channel: NTV 

Time: 9:05pm 

Director: Golam Sohrab Dodul

Cast: Sumaiya Shimu, Intekhab Dinar

Drama: “Bidrohi”

Channel: ATN Bangla

Time: 9pm

Director: Shourjo Dipto Shurjo

Cast: Raisul Islam Asad, Rawnak Hasan, Prosun Azad 

Telefilm: “Mayaboti” 

Channel: Channel i 

Time: 2:45pm

Director: Golam Habib Litu

Cast: Jannatul Himi, SF Naim 

Drama: “Tomar Pother Dhulite”

Channel: NTV

Time: 2:35pm

Director: Nahid Ahmed

Cast: Suborna Mustafa, Miznun Mizan, Sohana Saba, Shahed Ali Sujon