Kolkata, Mar 6 : Aakash Aath, one of the most popular regional general entertainment channels, today announced the launch of two mega serials, Umar Sangsar and Nati Binodini.
Both serials will be aired from March 11, every Monday to Saturday.
Umar Sansar will be aired at 8 pm and Nati Binodini at 6.30 pm.
“We are launching two serials on two diametrically opposite women representing two different eras. One, a fictional character, Uma, and the other Binodini is a non-fictional one. Both the characters have a few common characteristics, though.
“They are focused, strong willed and are inspiring personalities. Apart from Umar Sangsar and Nati Binodini, we are also reintroducing Jagat Janani Maa Sarada adhering to the huge demand from our audience. These three programmes are our gift to our patrons to mark the occasion of Women’s Day” said Ashok Surana, can of Aakash Aath.
Umar Sangsar is a story about a woman who handles her family with perfection. Uma, played by Kamalika Banerjee, is the elder daughter-in-law of a joint family where she lives with her husband, daughter, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Kanka, the elder sister-in-law of Uma, who was a victim of cruelty that changed her life totally and made her mentally disbalanced, have a special place in Uma’s heart. Uma goes against her family and tries to find out the culprit.
This serial is directed by Anindo Sarkar and stars Kamalika Banerjee, Ashmita Mukherjee, Sabarni Saha, Abhijit Debroy, Sarbani, Mou Bhattacharya and Sumanta Mukherjee among others. The story and screenplay is by Mon Chakraborty and dialogues are by Upashana Chowdhury.
Nati Binodoni is based on the life of the legendary theatre actress, Binodini, who is referred to as the best actress of her time. She became the common face of all the theatres written by renowned playwriter Girish Ghosh.
Binodini was born in a very poor family and started to learn singing from Gangamoni. Owing to her talent, she got the chance to participate in theatres and soon joined Bengal Theatre. She became the support system of her family despite going through various ups and downs in her life.
Nati Binodini is directed by John Halder and stars Swagata Sen, Oishani Dey, Monoj Saha, Rita Dutta Chakraborty, Ananya Sengupta, Sarbari Mukherjee, Kushal Chakraborty, Enakshi Kha, Kasturi Chakraborty and others. Screenplay of the serial is by Rakesh Ghosh and Debjit Roy has composed the music.
“Umar Sangsar is a fascinating story about a woman who can go against her family, if need be, to fight for what is right. Characters like Uma become immortal for their sacrifices. For the first time we are introducing Noti Binodini for the small screen.
“A historical figure, Binodini’s tale, we thought should be retold for the new generation. The appeal of Maa Sarada is universal. Our mega serial, Jagat Janani Maa Sarada became so popular that after it was completed, we received plethora of requests to reintroduce it.
“We had to give in to the demands of our audience and decided to air it once again”, said Eshita Surana, director of Aakash Aath.
Jagat Janani Maa Sarada will be once again aired from March 11, every Monday to Wednesday at 9:30 pm.
Popular television actor Arpita Mondal portrayed the role of Maa Sarada and Suman Kundu enacted the role of Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa. The other important cast include Anuradha Roy, Debasish Roy Chowdhury, Debasish Sen, Bodhisatwa Majumder, Debasish Sarkar, Subhojit Bakshi, Arpita Samanta.
Susanta Bose has directed this mega serial.
Both Umar Sangsar and Nati Binodini were launched in the presence of the cast and crew of the serials, including Kamalika Banerjee, Ashmita Mukherjee, Anindo Sarkar, Swagata Sen, Oishani Dey, Monoj Saha and John Halder along with Ashok Surana, Eshita Surana and Susanta Bose.