The longstanding Eid programme by BTV is being produced in a new format for the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha.
The programme will be anchored by actor Al Mansur and singer Parshi, who will represent cultural elements of their own respective generations. Al Mansur will represent the older generation and Parshi will represent the current generation. This is the first time Parshi will be working as a TV programme presenter.
Our culture has a golden past in all the different sectors including drama, cinema, and music. The artists from the past enriched our culture by their contributions and the current generation artists are doing the same. This episode of Anandamela intent to showcase these examples.
The programme will feature songs by Kumar Biswajit, Parshi, a special song about the Padma Bridge featuring vocals by S. S. Rana, Sabbir of Close-Up One fame, Rajib, Rashed, and Shera Kantha Star Ripon. The Anandamela theme song has been recorded by Bappa Majumdar and Konal.
Actor Mamunur Rashid will play the role of Nawab Sirajuddawla. Cricket star Ashraful will appear in a special segment about ‘danguli and cricket’. There will be also a segment on ‘Sujonshokhi’ and ‘Monpura’, two films representing two different time.
A.T.M Shamsujjaman will appear in the role of ‘grandpa’. Humaira Himu will act in a small drama where her character travels back in time from 2080 to look for her younger brother. The classical dancer Rekha will perform a dance piece accompanied by a group of modern tap dancers.
Anandamela is produced by Mahfuza Akhtar and coordinated by M.S. Rana.
“Our past led us where we are now and the present will similarly lead to a golden future. That is the central theme of the programme and that’s what we wanted to convey,” Al Mansur said.
“This is my first time presenting a TV prgramme. It was a wonderful experience,” Parshi said.