Lavlu, Tarin team up for Eid teleplay

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 09,2019


A still from Foyzu Munshir Narkel Gachh.

Popular TV actor-director Salahuddin Lavlu and actress Tareen Jahan will be seen together in an Eid special teleplay.

The teleplay titled ‘Foyzu Munshir Narkel Gachh’ has been written and directed by Himu Akram.

It revolves around a coconut tree which belongs to Foyzu Munshi, who owns a makeshift cinema in a village named Abhirampur.

Foyzu runs the makeshift cinema beside a tea stall. He shows Bengali films. During an afternoon show, Foyzu’s wife sends a message from home saying the coconut tree beside the house is crying.

Foyzu comes home with an exorcist. The tree starts crying like a baby at night. The exorcist declares that this is a supernatural coconut tree and if barren women eat the bark of this tree they

will bear children and diseases will be remedied too.

This spreads across the village and people queue up to take water from the coconuts and a little bark of the tree while Foyzu Munshi starts sitting beside the tree with the exorcist. The exorcist provides the water and the bark. When the crowd gets out of control, Foyzu hires security to get the people in line. His wife too is quite happy seeing money flow into the household and thus the story continues.

Salahuddin Lavlu plays the role of Foyzu Munshi and Tareen Jahan plays Setara. Besides, Siddiqur Rahman, Humayun Sadhu, Kazi Ujjal, Alamin, Masud Rana Mithu and others have acted in the teleplay.

‘Foyzu, the character, is very interesting and funny. I have really enjoyed acting in this teleplay. I hope the viewers will find it entertaining,’ said Salahuddin Lavlu.

‘I have tried to impart an important message in the teleplay. Foyzu’s coconut tree symbolically depicts the effect of the superstitious beliefs on society. The play is scheduled to be aired on RTV,’ said Himu Akram.

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