Each year Bangladeshi television channels air numerous special programs on the occasion of Independence Day. As people are instructed to stay indoors and refrain from going outside amid the coronavirus scare, all eyes will be set on the television screens this year. The Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime desk brings you some of the Independence Day specials you might enjoy
Special Episode of Sisimpur:
A special episode of Sisimpur, titled Amar desh, amar gorbo, will be aired at 5.30pm to mark the Independence day. The episode will shed light on the patriotism of the Bangladeshi people and their cultural values in a way that can specifically appeal to kids at home. Both Bangladesh Television and Duranta TV will telecast the special episode in the afternoon.
Liberation war film Amar Bondhu Rashed, based on Muhammad Zafar Iqbal’s novel, will be aired at 3.oopm tomorrow.
A three-episode special program Ekattorer March started from March 24 and will air its last episode tomorrow at 9.30pm.
Asif Munir Tanmoy, son of martyred intellectual Munir Chowdhury will be featured in the program. Shaheed Munir Chowdhury's wife Lili Chowdhury, freedom fighter Nasiruddin Yusuf Bachchu, artist Rafiqun Nabi, noted researcher Mufiid Ul Haque, painter and freedom fighter Abul Barak Alvi, freedom fighter and music artist Linu Billah, Shahid Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta’s children Meghna Guhathakurta, Shahid Madhusudan Dey's (Madhu Da) son Amar Dey, freedom fighter and researcher Dr. Sarwar Ali, freedom fighter Tarek Ali and many more notable personalities will talk about their experiences during the war.
Bangla film Chitra Nodir Pare, directed by Tanvir Mokammel, will be aired at 9.00am on Deepto TV. The film is based on the life of a Hindu family living in East Pakistan.
A special documentary on the battle of sector 1, consisting of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, titled Pahare Muktijuddho will be aired at 12.30pm. Produced by Kazi Media Limited, the documentary will feature indigenous freedom fighters from the Ramgar and nearby areas, who fought side by side with the Bengalis, in order to protect their beloved land. The courageous fighters will be seen reminiscing their memories of the battle in the documentary.
Meghnar-71, a telefilm directed by Shamim Akhter, based on a girl’s experience during the Liberation War, will be aired at 10.00pm.