Maya Masnad to challenge Indian serials

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 15,2018 | Updated: 23:17, Oct 14,2018


A still from Maya Masnad.

Set against the backdrop of popularity of Indian drama series in Bangladesh, NTV began airing a new drama serial for the viewers from Sunday.
The serial, which is be the first 60- episode serial made in the country using VFX and 3D graphics technology, features popular actors like Sohel Rana, Saberi Alam, Shatabdi Wadud, Golam Farida Chanda, Abid Rehan, Niloy Alomgir and Elora Gohor.
The serial was shot in a virtual set that allows the background to be manipulated in real time.
The serial has been directed by SM Salahuddin. Maqsadul Hasan and Atiqur Rahman Belal are assistant directors of the serial. Arindam Guha has written the serial’s story and screenplay. Tanim Shahrial is the serial’s VFX supervisor.
‘We shot the serial in a virtual set in front of a green screen. The serial will feature three fantasy worlds. The characters will be moving from one world to another’, Maqsadul Hasan, assistant director of the serial, told New Age.
The plot of Maya Masnad revolves around an imaginary kingdom where a king named Arshalan decides to pass the throne (Masnad) to one of his three sons. However, before the king is able choose a successor he is overthrown by his eldest son Athia, who seizes the throne for himself. Thus, the members of the royal family start fighting each other over the throne.
‘I have enjoyed acting the drama serial. I hope the audience will find the serials entertaining,’ actor Sohel Rana told New Age.
‘We previously made two drama series using VFX and 3D technology namely ‘Dalim Kumar’, which was aired during two Eid celebrations, and ‘Juboraaj Rupkatha’, both of which received huge response from the audience. Inspired by our earlier success, we decided to make a 60-episode serial for viewers’, Alfred Khokon, assistant programme manager of NTV, told New Age.
NTV is airing the series on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 8:20pm.

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