Each of the 16 entertainment TV channels in the country will telecast at least one feature film every day, while some will air even more during their week-long Eid special programmes.
As a result, the number of total films scheduled to be aired during the festival will be over 150.
Most of these films are recently released commercial films starring Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan, who is dominating the local film industry for the past one decade.
Some films also feature other superstars like the late actors Manna and Salman Shah.
The local TV channels are giving importance to screen old feature films during the Eid festivals mainly for two reasons—these films have appeal to a certain class of audience and the channels can buy these films at very cheap rates from the producers, officials of different TV channels said.
The highest number of films will be aired on ATN Bangla. The channel will air two films every day-one film at 10:30am and another film at 03:00pm-during its 10-day Eid special programmes.
The list of the films include Sweetheart, Priya Amar Jaan, Aro Bhalo Bashbo Tomay, Dhaka Attack, Deho Rakkhi, Sona Bandhu, Judge Barrister Police Commissioner, Jor Korey Bhalobasha Hoy Na, My Name is Khan, Hero the Superstar, Kato Swapno Kato Asha, Nishpap Munna, Purna Dairgha Prem Kahini, Preme Porechhi, Most Welcome 2, Khash Jamin, Prem Maney Na Badha, Warning, King Khan and Bhalobasha Express.
Fourteen of these films star Shakib Khan of which in six films the actor performs opposite his former wife Apu Biswas.
ETV will air 14 films in seven days in two slots-one film at 09:30 am and another at 02:30pm-every day.
It will air Shakib starrer Amar Challenge, Tor Karoney Beche Achhi, Antore Achho Tumi, Miya Barir Chakor, Nishshashey Tumi, Ekbar Balo Bhalobashi, Tomar Jonayo, Jan Quarban, Daring Lover and Bhalobasha Express.
Of these 10 films Shakib performs opposite Apu in nine and opposite Sahara in Amar Challenge.
Other films that ETV will telecast include Jatil Prem, Ki Prem Dekhaila, Kismat and Ki Brother featuring Bapy Chowdhury, Achol, Mahiya Mahi and Shipon in lead roles.
Banglavision, Channel-i, Deepto TV, Desh TV and NTV will air seven films, many of which star Shakib Khan in lead role.
The list includes Love Marriage, Bhalobasha Express, Kathin Prem, Se Amar Mon Kerechhe and others.
Banglavision will air Salman Shah and Shabnur starrer Tumi Amar at 10:10am on the fourth day of the Eid festival, while the TV channel will air Manna starrer Mastanber Upor Mastan at the same time on the seventh day.
Channel-i will air Kaler Putul at 02:30pm on Eid Day. It will air Dulabhai Jindabad, Altabanu, Bhalo Theko, Chhobi Khancha and Chhitkini respectively at 10:15 am on the following days.
Deepto TV air six films in three days, including, Amar Buker Modhyekhane, Gahin Baluchar, Tomar Janya Morte Pari, Amar Praner Priya, Money Praney Achho Tumi and Dadima.
Among the films, four films star Shakib Khan opposite Apu Biswas, while Amar Praner Priya stars Shakib Khan and Bidya Sinha Mim in lead roles and Gahin Baluchar stars Raisul Islam Asad, Subarna Mustafa and others.
Desh TV will air Shakib starrer Sabar Upare Tumi and Tumi Swapna Tumi Sadhana at 10:30am on Eid Day and the following day respectively.
It will air Ferdous-Rachana Banerjee starrer Mayer Mato Bhabi, Manna-Nadi starrer Musa Bhai, Riaz-Shabnur starrer Mon Mane Na, Ujjal-Babita starrer Karon and Bappy-Sara starrer Romeo 2013 at the same time on the following days.
NTV, RTV and SATV will air films such as Biyer Phul, Balona Kabul, Lover Number One, Jago, Santaner Moto Santan, Big Brother, Moner Ghare Basat Kore, Priya Amar Jan, Bhayankar Sundar, Jan Amar Jan, Nishpap Munna, One Wayer Rasta, Molla Barir Bou, Tandab Leela, Maa Amar Swargo, Hit Man, Taka Swamir Sangsar, Kichu Asha Kichu Bhalobasha and Dil starring Shakib Khan, Riaz, Manna, Ferdous, Shabnur, Apu Biswas and others.
RTV will air Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s blockbuster Aynabaji at 10:40am on the 5th day of Eid.
Besides, TV channels like Baishakhi TV, My TV and others will also air popular Dhallywood films in their Eid special programmes.
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