Aakash Aath Presents Ashapurna Devi’s Iconic Literary Work ‘Agnipariksha’ in ‘Sahityer Sera Somoy’ Series


Aakash Aath, one of the popular General Entertainment Channels (GEC), launched Padmashri Smt. Ashapurna Devi’s much acclaimed work from the Bengali Literature, ‘Agnipariksha’ as the new story to be aired in the series, ‘Sahityer Shera Somoy’

Kolkata: Agnipariksha’s story revolves around Tapasi, a singer who has been married forcefully as a child to an old village zamindar’s grandson Bulu. Back at home, her parents discover the truth and vows to wipe out every single memory of Tapasi ever being married. Years later, Tapasi has now grown up to be a lovely young lady and is in love with Kiriti. She introduces Kiriti to her mother, who approves of him, and plans to marry them. Things change when Tapasi finds out that she has already been married in her childhood. This creates a conflict in her. As others find out this secret and ostracize Tapasi. How will Tapasi and Kiriti deal with this stigma? Will they triumph in their love?

“With ‘Sahityer Sera Somoy’ we are adapting iconic classics from Bengali literature for our audience. The response has been extremely encouraging. As most of such stories have been immortalised even in the silver screen earlier, the challenge is humongous for us to recreate the story and present it in such a manner that the audience representing the current generation also enjoys watching it.  This time, we are introducing Smt Ashapurna Devi’s classic ‘Agnipariksha’, which was also made into a blockbuster hit movie featuring the legends, Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. We are quite upbeat with the choice of actors and the way the episodes are shaping up and eagerly await the audience reaction”, said Ms. Eshita Surana Poddar and Priyanka Surana Bardia, Directors, Aakash Aath.

Sambhavi Mukherjee will be seen portraying Tapasi’s childhood. Veronica Mona Dutta is going to be seen as young Tapasi. Swarnava Sanyal is going to play village Zamindar’s grandson, Bulu. Mafin Chakraborty will be seen in the character of Chitralekha and Biswabasu Biswas will be essaying the role of Kiriti. Manoj Ojha is is playing the role of Manindra, Suchandra Chowdhury as Hemaprobha and Bodhisattwa Majumdar as Kanti Mukherjee.

‘Agnipariksha’ is directed by Bijoy Jana. Promita Bhattacharya has penned the dialogues and has also written the script.

‘Sahityer Sera Somoy’ was for the first time introduced in the year 2001 by Late Shri Ashok Surana. The key reason behind this endeavor was to highlight the richness and glory of Bengali literature through the timeless works of the legendary writers of Bengal, particularly to the younger generation. Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Madhyabartini’ was the maiden story which was aired in this series and it was immensely popular and successful back then. Forthcoming attractions of ‘Sahityer Sera Somoy’ include ‘Kodi Diye Kinlam’ by Late Shri Bimal Mitra and ‘Kancher Dewal’ by Late Smt Suchitra Bhattacharya.

‘Agnipariksha’ is on telecast in the ‘Sahityer Sera Somoy’ series starting 24th April, 2023, every Monday to Saturday at 7:30 pm on Aakash Aath.

About Aakash Aath

The popular Bengali channel, Aakash Bangla, known for its news and entertainment portfolio was relaunched as Aakash Aath from 14th October, 2013. Positioned as a General Entertainment Channel (GEC), Aakash Aath presents a wide variety of programmes, including news bulletins (Aakash Barta) catering to audiences across age groups. The programmes on air include Good Morning Aakash (live musical programme with guest artistes), Radhuni (cookery show), Police Filez (crime show based on real life incidents), Meyeder Bratakotha (spiritual tales of Gods and Goddesses), Yuga Nayak Swami Vivekananda, Tomaay Hridh Majhare Raakhbo amongst others. Aakash Aath also airs blockbuster feature films every day. The channel has a continuous and ongoing strategy to present interesting and relevant shows and serials for its viewers across generations.

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