Capitalising the popularity of online platforms, a number of young talented directors are planning to release their teleplays on YouTube channels instead of private TV channels in upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
The young directors said that they have chosen to release teleplays on YouTube to avoid the lengthy and controversial selection procedures followed by TV channels during the Eid celebrations. By releasing teleplays online the makers can enjoy creative freedom though they have to fund our own productions.
A total of ten teleplays and a short serial directed by three directors will be released on different YouTube channels this Eid.
‘It is the beginning of a new era. By releasing teleplays online we can promote our productions to a global audience and earn revenue at the same,’ said Yamin Elan, who will release a teleplay Aj Babar Biye on his YouTube channel titled ‘Dhooli’. The teleplay stars Shamim Hasan Sarkar, Sharmeen Akhee, Hasan Shahid and others.
‘Private TV channels follow lengthy and controversial selection procedures during the Eid celebrations, while we do not have to face any hurdles to release our productions on YouTube,’ added Yamin.
Mabrur Rashid Bannah will release eight teleplays on different YouTube channels like Sarwar Tube, Ozone Entertainment, Dhruba Music Station and Deadline Entertainment.
‘In future, makers will consider TV channels as secondary options to release their productions unless the channels revise some of their rules and regulations in selection procedures,’ said Bannah.
Bannah’s eight teleplays include Chashmai Lege Thaka Bhalobasha starring Irfan Sazzad and Tanjin Tisha, Brazil vs Argentina starring Afran Nisho and Tanjin Tisha, Argentina vs Brazil starring Afran Nisho and Peya Bipasha, Bhai Kichu Bolte Chai starring Afran Nisho and Safa Kabir, Home Tutor starring Afran Nisho and Tanjin Tisha, Golpota staring Sabila Nur and Apurba and Sangsharik Bhalobasha starring Oindrila Ahmed and Apurba.
‘Teleplays released on YouTube add a new dimension to Eid entertainment,’ said Topu Khan who will release the teleplay Neel Aboron, on the YouTube channel of CD Choice.
Besides, he will be releasing a short drama series Khela Habe (Game on) on the YouTube channel of Deadline Entertainment.
Want stories like this in your inbox?
Sign up to exclusive daily email
More Stories from Exhibition