Special TV programmes on Tagore Birth Anniversary | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 07, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 07, 2012

Special TV programmes on Tagore Birth Anniversary


“Nirupoma” on ATN Bangla
“Nirupoma”, a tele-film based on Rabindranath Tagore’s short story “Dena Paona”, is set to be aired at 3:10pm, May 8 on ATN Bangla. Miron Mohiuddin made the adaptatio, while the tele-film has been directed by Sadek Siddiqui.
The cast includes Raisul Islam Asad, Bindu, Sayeed Babu, KS Firoze, Tushar Khan, Ashraf Kabir, Shirin Bakul, Siraj Haider, Lima and Nisho.
Bindu, who plays the role of Nirupoma, said that any literary character is challenging, especially when it’s a role created by Rabindranath.
The story of the tele-film circles around Nirupama whose father Ramshundar has to seek the service of a loan shark to marry off his daughter. However, when the money does not arrive, Rai Bahadur -- the father of the groom -- wants to call off the wedding. His son Shobhon, who is a young magistrate, however insists on marrying the girl. But once Shobhon is off to work, Rai Bahadur keeps Nirupoma locked inside the house, demanding the dowry from her father. Eventually Nirupoma falls ill and succumbs to her malady.
The director of the tele-film, Sadek Siddiqui, said although it was a great challenge to shoot a Rabindranath story, he tried to do justice to the work.

“Thakurda” on Desh TV
To celebrate the 151st birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Desh TV will air the one-hour-drama “Thakurda” on May 8. The play has been adapted from Tagore’s short story of the same title. The adaptation was done by Elora Lilith. Directed by Akram Khan the play will feature actors Prabir Mitra, Shoshi, Sayeed Babu, Sheikh Niraj and Adnan Sobhan.

“Prem-er Rabindranath” on Banglavision
Banglavision will air a special programme on Tagore at 6pm on May 8, featuring the poet’s songs, poems and letters on the theme of love. The programme, titled “Prem-er Rabindranath”, will showcase Tagore songs by Sadi Muhammad and Papiya Sarwar; poetry recitations by Rokeya Prachi and Bhaswar Bandopadhyay and dance by Riya and her troupe. The programme has been produced by Tahmina Mukta.

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