Vol. 5 Num 267 Sat. February 26, 2005  

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Neerey Tar Neel Dheu
A new comedy serial with a message

'The unique element of drama serial Neerey Tar Neel Dheu is that it offers subtle and witty humour which is rare in today's comedy serials," said Abu Sufian, the scriptwriter and director of the 52-episode serial.

Under the banner of Viking Productions, the drama serial features popular actors such as Tauquir Ahmed, Joya Ahsan, Richi Solaiman, Dilara Zaman, Saleh Ahmed, Masum Aziz, Dolly Zahur, Shabnam Parveen, Ferdousi Leena, Challenger and Mithu.

Directed jointly by Abu Sufian and Mizanur Rahman Labu, the background music and theme song of the serial is composed by Maksud Jamil Mintu.

The story of the serial starts with a dramatic sequence. "My name is Maria. My mother is an Indian and my father: a Pakistani. I was born in an airplane en route to the USA. But at heart I am Bangladeshi". This is how a girl describes her identify in a matrimonial. Out of curiosity, the protagonist of the serial, Redwan comes to attend the interview and gets involved with her. However, he learns that she is looking for a true friend not a suitable husband. The story also includes some interesting people related to Redwan such as his uncle. After losing his job because of being outspoken about his boss, the latter decides to start a business. But somehow he also fails in business and plans to join the service sector. Redwan's grandma is another peculiar person who attempts to commit suicide by jumping from her 2-foot-high bed.

About the casting Abu Sufian says, "The casting of the serial is different from other television plays because Tauquir Ahmed usually does not act in mega serials." And the character, Redwan, who he plays, is a very innovative boy who tries to develop interesting ideas in order to eliminate the unemployment problem. " Added Sufian, "The serial will be successful because of the witty dialogue and a good story which offers not only entertainment but a message also."

This is Sufian's third television play. The previous works were a one-hour comedy Keherman and a mini-series Moncheli for channel i. The 52-episode serial will be aired on a private channel from next month.

At the premiere show of the serial, held at an auditorium of a private university recently, popular writer Anisul Haque, venerable columnist Syed Manzurul Islam, media personality Nawajish Ali Khan and others were present.

Joya Ahsan and Tauquir Ahmed in Neerey Tar Neel Dheu