Vol. 5 Num 639 Thu. March 16, 2006  

Kachher Manush to score 100

To observe the 100th episode of popular mega serial Kachher Manush, eminent Indian novelist Suchitra Bhattacharjee is in Dhaka. The serial, based on her novel Kachher Manush, is directed by Afsana Mimi. In her honour a press conference was arranged on March 14. On this occasion, a DVD of the mega serial was launched by Suchitra.

In her inauguration speech Suchitra said, "The novel was published in the Indian magazine Desh Patrika during 1995-97. Like my other novels, I have focused on women's issues in the middle class social structure. I had no idea about the acceptance of the novel in Bangladesh. Seeing the DVD, I believe that the novel has gained popularity. As the Bangladeshi TV channels are not available in India, I was unsure about how Afsana Mimi had interpreted my novel. The DVD release of the mega-serial has given me the opportunity to view the serial."

Mostafa Kamal Syed, the head of programme, ntv, Subarna Mustafa, who performed in the role of Indrani in the serial and others, delivered speeches.

Afsana Mimi said, "Kachher Manush will celebrate its 100th episode on March 17. To observe it a special episode featuring the Kachher Manush family will be aired on March 16. The mega serial will be wrapped up in 150 episodes."

Ntv airs Kachher Manush on Thursdays and Fridays.

The mega serial centres on the problems of two women. Through the story of a joint family, Kachher Manush depicts the barriers that separate people. Mamunur Rashid, Alamgir, Subarna, Humayun Faridee, Fazlur Raahman Babu, Salauddin Lavlu, Azad Aabul Kalam, Afsana Mimi and others play the central characters in the serial.

(L-R) Tahsan, Alamgir and Farhana Mithu in a scene from Kachher Manush