TV REVIEW

TV REVIEW

FROM PAGES TO PIXELS / What HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ promises to bring to the world of ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’

Viewers of House of the Dragon won’t find themselves in a similar predicament as the events surrounding the second Targaryen Civil War have already been documented in full in Fire & Blood (2018).  

1y ago

Boka Baksho / Doiroth

Life, while on rotating wheels, is highly unpredictable. The roads' sundry divergence instigates the birth of limitless notions within us, known or unknown, regarding the whole concept of our life and existence.

5y ago

Niyotir Lekha

The story begins with Abir coming back to Bangladesh only to reconnect with his long-lost love Jisha and confess his feelings to her. He feels that “the writing of fate” had wrongly changed for the worse during their earlier years, for Jisha chose to marry someone else instead of him many years ago. Jisha argues that despite being a widow in the present time, she has her responsibility as a mother and can't

6y ago

TV Talkies / TOBUOTO MAA

Parenthood is perhaps the most crucial role an individual can perform in their lifetime, sometimes even before the birth of the child. ‘Tobuoto Maa’ is a rather unique approach to the well-established notion of the struggles and emotions involving motherhood, utilizing a concept that is almost never touched upon in the realms of fiction: child poaching. The central characters of this drama, namely Saleha (played by Moushumi Hamid) and her husband (Shatabdi Wadud), are child-poachers who steal newborn babies from hospitals and sell them off for a living.

6y ago

Ochena Dana

Everyone dreams of their happily-ever-after scenarios. Fall in love, get married, live the rest of the life with utmost bliss. However, reality doesn't always condone to such a grandiose idea; especially when you're least expecting tragedy. This is the premise of Ochena Dana, where Nitu (Sabnam Faria) elopes with her boyfriend Rasel (Anisur Rahman Milon) so that she doesn't have to undergo a marriage arranged

6y ago

TV Talkies / Ratri Diprohor

Othoi (Aparna Ghosh) is a foreign university student who has just returned to Bangladesh, intending to surprise her family and boyfriend with a sudden visit. Her plans are thwarted when she is randomly left behind by a taxi-driver near the Banani highway in the middle of the night, leaving her no way to get home by herself. As she waits for her boyfriend to come pick her up, her only option is to wait in the scary

6y ago

TV Talkies / Jonmodin

Opu (played by Tawsif) is an impulsive teenager constantly making the wrong choices in life, which includes skipping out on classes, ignoring his friends' and mother's advice and constantly running after a woman known to use men for her own benefit. This young woman (played by Jessia) is a foul-mouthed individual who loves to prey on gullible men like Opu, and only feigns fake interest to make them do her

6y ago

Tomar Parai Asbo Fire

Amidst the endless array of TV shows and serials trying their best to fit the theme of Pahela Baishakh during every 14th April, there are a few dramas that aim to not follow the trope and simply feature a feel-

6y ago

Bok Dekhicho

We live in a society filled with all sorts of individuals. While some may be mentally challenged and in assist of the society's help, there are people who love to prey on the weak just to get some cheap entertainment out of it.

6y ago

Dekha

Romantic stories are dime a dozen in Bangla dramas and the desire for an exception constantly arises in regular viewers. While modern tales attempt to break the mold through unconventional plot twists and over-the-top story progressions, this serial in particular managed to be… Just about the same. The name of this telefilm has about nothing to do with the overall story, as viewers would fail to see how the

6y ago

Aj Purobir Din

The title of “Birangana” is something associated with respect and courage. Being termed as a “war heroine” for surviving unimaginably horrific torture during the tumultuous Independence War of Bangladesh, the title is attached with an aura of admiration and iron-will. Purobi, the titular character, is a “Birangana” who has come back to her country after 45 years, only to meet certain individuals who she has a

6y ago

Khola Chithi

As appalling as it may seem, the term “rape” has become exceedingly common nowadays. News of such physical and mental abuse is found everywhere, but very rarely do we get to hear of such cases from the ones who experienced it. Khola Chithi attempts to break the mold by portraying the story of a rape victim and vividly details her pain, struggles and eventual success in life. While it is, at the end of the day, a work of fiction, this drama doesn't fail to point out how “rape” is still a taboo in our society, and just how ignorant we choose to be towards such an alarming occurrence.

6y ago

Gohine

As both real life and many forms of fiction have always stated, married life isn't always as dreamy as it is cracked up to be. Even when two people mutually decide to spend the rest of their lives with each other, disputes and disagreements are bound to happen, and only through “the power of love” can people overcome such irksome obstacles. Gohine is a telefilm that focuses on how married life can turn bittersweet quite quickly, and how both the

6y ago

Kache Ashar Golpo for the 6th time

Closeup is back once again with Closeup Kache Ashar Golpo 2018 to celebrate Valentine's Day with three brand new dramas based on

6y ago

Tomar Amar Rong

While trying to watch something a bit more serious than the myriad of comedy flicks that has become the norm nowadays, I came across this drama in which the first scene showed a woman apparently

6y ago

Shomorpon

Browsing through channels expecting a worthwhile short serial to watch can be quite disappointing at times.

6y ago

Goblin The Lonely and Great God

A lonely cursed goblin, who used to be an invincible War General, has waited 900 years to be reunited with his human bride. The reunion is the only thing that can liberate him from his curse and end his immortality. Despite the end of the curse signaling the end of the Goblin as well, he awaits his beloved with sadness in his heart.

6y ago

Versatility Incarnate - Mosharraf Karim

The story revolves around a humble village man who travels to Dhaka to congratulate the cast and crew of a recent 'National Film Award' winner.

6y ago
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