It’s the time of Eid when a bunch of good telefilms and short films is aired in Bangladesh. Although I am not much into watching bengali shows since a long time for several reasons, it drew my attention. A few days back, a Facebook friend from Bangladesh wrote a long post criticising one of their most talked about telefilms and that post got me. There are many thinks that I am not sure if you guys can relate to but here how it was.
The story is about the eldest son of a typical middle-class family, Arakh( I forgot the actual name). Arakh has two siblings- Ansh and Ayushi. It’s been a year since Ayushi’s devorce. She has a little kid too. After her divorce, she moved in with her child. Ansh is in high school/college. Arakh’s old father has reached the age of retirement and his mother is housewife. So Arakh is the only earning member in his family. He has got a degree and cleared some competitive exam with good marks but he’s still struggling to get a job. He’s giving private tuition to school kids now. Now private tutors’ income may not be sufficient for a family of 6 people. Very often Arakh finds it hard to fulfil everybody’s needs. Ayushi is trying to start up a business of her own but that too hasn’t worked out.
Arakh is in relationship with a girl coming from a really rich family, Medha. Similar to Arakh, Medha is too nice to be real. As she knows about Arakh’s financial problems, she never demands any expensive gifs and always tries to support Arakh. Medha’s parents are looking for a suitable guy to marry their daughter off. They are not aware of Arakh. Medha wanted to tell her parents about Arakh as soon as he gets a decent job. So she was differing her marriage and rejecting all the proposals.
Arakh’s father was a reputed professor, everybody loved him. To put an end to his son’s misery he requests one of his students who’s well settled now, to help him out. Arakh goes for an interview but his father’s beloved student doesn’t show much interest to hire him. Meanwhile Arakh loses 2-3 tutions making it even worse. He starts teaching in coaching centers for double shifts. He hardly gets time for his own. In spite of all these hardship, Arakh manages to stay strong in front of his family and girlfriend. He buys chocolates for his little niece, gives his little savings to his brother Ansh. He never complains about life or fate.
Oneday Arakh got a call from Medha. Her father was going to marry her off to the guy they have chosen. As she was denying to marry him, her father demanded for a good reason. After this Arakh met Medha and told her the bitter truth. He was not certain about his job and career, he had a lot of responsibilities, his family was totally dependent on him. So he suggested Megha to marry the guy her parents have chosen for her.
After a few days Megha wanted to Arakh to meet for one last time. She bought some gifts for him and his family. Arakh never accepted any gifts from her before. This time she pleaded to take them. Arakh tried his best to hide his tears that were rolling down on his cheeks as Megha got on her car, bid him goodbye and went away.
It was 1.5 hour long. So there many things that would make the audience question like, why the family members were not working as well, why Megha didnt ask her father to help Arakh and many more. I am no critic. I have enjoyed every bit of the telefilm. We always long for happy ending, but does it come so easily?
PS. The photo is not taken from the telefilm.
That’s all for today. Stay well folks! Much love xo