Binge is set to launch a five-episode anthology series, Bagh Bondi Shingho Bondi, which will be streaming on the platform from October 1. Renowned directors Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, Animesh Aich, Giasuddin Selim, Nurul Alam Atique and Abu Shahed Emon are behind this project. Each of the five episodes is thirty minutes long, and was shot maintaining social distancing guidelines.
The five stories explore the different experiences that people are going through in their daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will highlight the mental, physical and economic issues that people are faced with, among other things.
Director and producer Abu Shahed Emon's episode, Arai Mon Swapna, is a social satire, based on corruption and its effects on underprivileged communities amid a global pandemic. "I portrayed the woes of underprivileged groups in a humourous manner, exploring the genre of black comedy. However, the message of the story is relevant for everyone," he shares.
On the other hand, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury's Esho Boshe Ekshathe Khai, portrays the emotional journey of a family during the pandemic, exploring how weak family ties can get stronger over time, while some relations can never be fixed. Mukh Asman, directed by Animesh Aich, depicts the struggles of doctors in this time of crisis.
Jatri, directed by Giasuddin Selim, is based on a true event revolving around a COVID-19 patient. "We worked with a small team and the shooting experience was very different," he shares.
Director Nurul Alam Atique's Nishiddho Bashor takes a look at crimes and relationships, through the story of a woman who gets involved in a trafficking circle. "The usual ways of conducting shoots and projects are no longer viable. As we gradually move into regular work schedules, we have to plan the shoots, keeping the current circumstances in mind," adds the director.