A six-day teleplay festival organised by acting training institute Charuneedam commenced at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library on Saturday.
A total of 22 selected teleplays, aired on different television channels last year, are being screened at the festival.
Eminent actress Ferdousi Majumdar inaugurated the festival as the chief guest. Among others, noted actor Amirul Haque Chowdhury, filmmaker Morshedul Islam and president of Charuneedam Gazi Rakayet were present on the occasion.
Every day four teleplays are being screened at the festival which starts from 6:00pm.
Today Shesh Adda, Violin, Leaflet and Phul, Bhromor Abong Atotayi will be screened at the event.
‘Teleplays used to be very popular but unfortunately not many are aired on TV channels these days. The channels are more into cheap entertaining drama serials,’ Gazi Rakayat told New Age.
‘Through the festival, I want to revive the lost legacy of single-episode teleplays,’ added Rakayat.
Charuneedam has been organising the festival since 2008.
The screened teleplays will be awarded in 12 categories on April 28.
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