‘We need message- oriented teleplays,’

Chanchal Chowdhury tells New Age

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 00:00, Jun 10,2019


Chanchal Chowdhury, left, in a scene from BCS Bakar.

Chanchal Chowdhury, known for playing diverse characters in both small and silver screens, has entertained viewers by tackling comic roles in Eid teleplays aired on different private TV channels.

The National Film Award winning actor has, however, expressed concerns over the dearth of message-oriented programmes for viewers.

‘The Eid programmes, aired on different TV channels, mostly comprise comedies. Besides such programmes, TV channels need to telecast productions on different issues to send some social messages to the audience,’ said Chanchal Chowdhury.

‘The directors should make teleplays and drama serials that gives us a glimpse into contemporary realities,’ he added.

Among Chanchal-starred Eid special teleplays, ‘BCS Bakar’, ‘Taut Hoite Shabdhan’, ‘Hashir Patra’ were respectively aired on Rtv, Banglavision and Channel-i.

‘Most of the teleplays and drama serials aired on different TV channels and online platforms were all of one particular type — comedy. They are cast around the same plot which viewers are finding monotonous. If the trend continues, the local industry will gradually begin to lose viewers,’ dreaded Chanchal who also pointed out that both artistes and directors need to take responsibility towards improving the quality of TV programmes.

‘I think an actor or actress should read the script carefully before accepting any role. The directors should also avoid making low-quality TV programmes,’ said Chanchal.

‘I always enjoy working with directors like Sokal Ahmed, Masud Sezan and Golam Sarwar Dodul, all of whom are great makers,’ he added.

Chanchal won the National Film Award twice. Once for his role in Giasuddin Selim’s acclaimed film Monpura in 2009 and another for being the protagonist in Amitabh Reza’s Aynabaji in 2016.

Chanchal began his career in theatre. He joined Aranyak Natyadal in 1996 and acted in a number of acclaimed theatre productions of the troupe like Shangkranti, Prakritojoner Katha, Ora Kodom Ali and others.

When asked whether he will act on stage again, Chanchal replied, ‘I have not performed on stage for two years. Acting in theatre requires a lot of work. I do not have much free time right now as currently I am very busy with shootings for my upcoming ventures. So for now, I have no plans of acting in theatre.’

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