Ekti Khola Chithi

Drama commemorating Bailey Road tragedy to premiere this Eid

Published : 18 Mar 2024 09:16 PM

In a poignant tribute to the tragic events that shook the capital's Bailey Road on February 29, a compelling telefiction titled "Ekti Khola Chithi" is set to premiere this Eid. Directed by Rejanur Rahman, the drama offers a narrative loosely inspired by the devastating incident that claimed the lives of 46 individuals.

Centering around a school teacher named Alal Uddin and his journalist daughter, Gulnahar, portrayed by acclaimed actors Jayanta Chattopadhyay and Ashna Habib Bhabna respectively, the story delves into the aftermath of a fatal fire accident on Bailey Road. While the characters are fictional, the essence of the tragedy resonates throughout the plot.

Director Rejanur Rahman emphasized that while the drama isn't a direct retelling of the tragedy, it draws inspiration from the event's impact on the community. Alal Uddin, witnessing the incident, is propelled into action, viewing it not as a mere accident but as a premeditated act. Determined to seek justice, he embarks on a legal battle, unraveling layers of complexity as the narrative unfolds.

The ensemble cast features talented actors including Rawnok Bishaka Shamoli, Faruq Hossain, Mintu Sardar, Sukarna Hasan, and Moni Kanchan, alongside over a hundred actors from various theatrical troupes, promising a rich and immersive viewing experience.

"Ekti Khola Chithi" is slated to be broadcast on the eve of Eid at 7:50 PM on Channel i, offering audiences a reflective and thought-provoking portrayal of resilience and the pursuit of justice in the face of adversity.

As the nation prepares to celebrate Eid, this telefiction stands as a poignant reminder of the lives lost in the Bailey Road tragedy, honoring their memory while highlighting the importance of seeking accountability and closure in the wake of such calamitous events.

In anticipation of its premiere, "Ekti Khola Chithi" serves as a platform to commemorate the lives lost and to reflect on the resilience of communities in times of tragedy, resonating with audiences across the nation.