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Social drama for Dhaka’s modern-day poor in Eid

Published : Thursday, 16 August, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 369
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TV drama director Mahmud Didar has made a timely social drama for the coming Eid. The drama focuses on the sufferings the low-economy families face to get a proper household in a city like Dhaka. The drama has poignant twists, resonating with many of our everyday realities as we struggle in a modern developing society. It will be aired on the third day of Eid at 4.30pm on Channel i. Anisur Rahman Milon and Mim Mantasha act opposite each-other as a cash-stricken couple in the drama.

In the drama a couple strives in Dhaka city in a rented flat. One day an advertisement gets hold of their attention. It is about buying a flat from money saved from rent. But before getting this offer interested ones will have to submit a down-payment. The couple start dreaming about finally getting a flat of their own. To collect the down payment the husband starts going to dire ends. As result of his illegal activities however he loses his job. After the required money has been collected and deposited, they learn that the real-estate company is nowhere to be found.

But instead of breaking down the two celebrate their loss in life. After losing everything in Dhaka they start journeying towards their ancestral village. Yet, they keep fantasizing about how their own city house could have been. On their way to village they get drenched in the rain together and say to each other that they have actually won.

The director says that this is a story about how the low-income earners struggle throughout life. In the process they sometimes also go through love, dreams and treachery. Towards the end they do not lose hope, this is a lesson the drama wants to teach.



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