As the smell of Durga Pujo slowly wafts in, Colors Bangla has an entertaining line-up of shows for the entire family for ‘Mahalaya’.
Mahalaya is the harbinger of Durga Puja, a much-awaited festival and marks the beginning of Devi-Paksha and the end of the Pitri-Paksha.
‘Debi Doshomohabidya’ representing the 10 forms of Durga will go on air on September 25 at 5 am on Colors Bangla. Rituparna Sengupta will be essaying the role of Maa Durga and will be sporting three looks- Sati, Durga, and Parvati.
This will be followed by “Dugga Maa er GolpoKotha” at 10 am, a 2D animation story, meant for the whole family.
This will be followed by world television premiere of ‘Shikari’ at 2 pm and one-hour special episode of ‘Tumpa Autowali’ at 7 pm.
Sagnik Ghosh, Business Head, Colors Bangla, said, “Mahalaya marks the arrival of Goddess Durga on Earth with her supreme powers. Mahalaya means a mix of emotions for Bengalis. As content creators we wanted to make this day special for our viewers across ages with content that is diverse and appealing, spread across genres.”
The show will be about the timeless story of how Maa Durga comes into being and saves the Gods and Mankind from the evil of Mahisasur. The show will narrate the story of Durga before the Tandava, when she was “Sati” - to her final incarnation as “Mahishasur Mardini”.
Colors Bangla has come to the rescue of the kids as well. On the same day, the channel will also air “Dugga Maa er GolpoKotha”, a 2D animation story that starts in the jungle, with the lion king worried about his subjects, who are under the threat of poachers. The terrified animals report to the lion who then narrates the three different stories of Maa Durga, depicting how good wins over evil.
‘Shikari’ will air on September 25 at 2 pm, produced by Eskay Movies it stars Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan, Srabanti Chatterjee, Rahul Dev and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty in pivotal roles and centers around Khan, a disguised professional assassin with mysterious past, tasked with assassinating a top government official. The movie has been directed by Joydeep Mukherjee and Zakir Hossain.
The one-hour special in ‘Tumpa Autowali’ at 7 pm will be Abir and Tumpa’s first pujo, a pujo that begins with action and drama and a life changing one for both. As Mahalaya marks the beginning of something good the episode will also end with a happy note of love and life.