Zee Bangla made a thumping comeback by not only bringing back the audience's most favourite shows, but also a line-up of enviable new launches to ice the cake… And all these to help meet the audience's entertainment needs and offer the much-needed psychological relief, amidst grim realities that have seemingly taken over the world.
Zee Bangla's new offering 'Khirer Putul' is a tale that celebrates Bangla culture to the core and invokes nostalgia. 'Khirer Putul' has always caught every Bengali child's fantasy alive. With this tale, the Channel not only promises endless entertainment to its audience, but also resolves to bring back the traditional folklore to each of Bengal's households. An amalgamation of fantasy, magic, myths and traditions, Zee Bangla's 'Khirer Putul' is a tribute to the good old times and at the same a promise of a brighter tomorrow.
'Khirer Putul' is inspired from the book with the same name written by Abanindranath Tagore, the principal artist and creator of the "Indian Society of Oriental Art" and the nephew of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
The book has all those endearing values that cut across generations. It is a tale interwoven with the elements of fantasy, which the entire family can come together and enjoy, irrespective of age. Mythical references, rituals, rhymes, allegories and imageries used in the tale are part and parcel of Bengal's literary ethos, no less than a time-travel to one's childhood. Fantasy forms an important element and it too is steeped in local customs and beliefs, immediately obvious to the Bangla audience.
The story goes like this… Once upon a time… In a land far away... Lived King Shamantak, and his two wives – Shuorani and Duorani. Shuorani was beautiful, pampered, enjoyed bounties of the castles and was the King's favourite. Duorani, on the other hand was kind at heart, stayed in a dilapidated hut and was ignored by the King. Shuorani craved for all the riches of the world and wasn't ever satisfied with what the King did for her. Duorani, on the other hand, just wished for her husband's safety. The tale takes a sweet little turn when the King gifts Duorani with a talking money, who would become the Queen's only confidante and help her steer away from the woes with his smartness and wit...
What happens next is not unknown. It is a tale that every Bengali has read at least once in his/her childhood.
Produced by Jyoti Productions and Directed by Amit Das, Sudipta Roy will be seen in the lead role of Duorani (or Sudha), Sreetama Roy Chowdhury as Shuorani (or Sagarika) and Suman Dey as Raja Shamantak.
As the Bangla television industry is gradually adapting to the “new normal”, 'Khirer Putul' is Zee Bangla's third launch this month, preceded by 'Kadambini' on 6th July and ' Jomuna Dhaki' on 13th July.
Come and be part of this magical story, as it unfolds on Zee Bangla from today, i.e. 27th July onwards, every day at 8:00 PM.
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Report By: Zee Bangla Marketing Team