Fagun Audio Vision will brighten up the festivities of Pohela Boishakh with its annual special magazine show "Panchforon."
The magazine show made in the form of a talk show will showcase two friends discussing various contemporary issues regarding the society, read a press release.
Their conversations will be interspaced with various songs, short plays, and special reports. Popular actors Mir Sabbir and Saju Khadem will play the role of the two friends in this year's "Panchforon".
The show features three main songs. One of them is performed by Baul artist Shafi Mandal who wrote and gave tune to the song while Mehedi composed the music. The music video was shot at beautiful locations near Dhaka.
Popular musician Bappa Majumder and his friends gave voice to Kabir Bakul's song. Bappa composed the tune and music of the song.
Artist Akbar Udasi also performed a song about Baishakh.
Aside from entertainment pieces, "Panchforon" will also feature some investigative reports. There is a report on Idris Ali Khan of Faridpur upazila of Pabna who is a lover of banyan trees. For the last 33 years, Idris has planted banyan trees in his village and nearby villages.
There is a report on Dasu Chandra Barman of Tikil village in Nachol upazila of Chapainawabganj Sadar. Through Alpana, Dasu has painted the walls of his house with traditional images from Bengali culture.
There is also a report on Rezaul Karim Aslam of Akua village in Sadar upazila of Mymensingh district, who collects rare indigenous musical instruments to keep the development and tradition of folk music alive.
As the show revolves around a special day, it usually includes short plays on that day's theme. This year the programme will include some comedy and parody short plays. The short plays will star actors such as Ziaul Hasan Kislu, Subhashish Bhowmik, Kazi Asad, Kamal Bayazid, Amin Azad, Shelly Ahsan, Binoy Bhadra, Swapan, Nisa, Shahed Ali, Zahid Sikder, Nazrul Islam, Sajal, Anwar Shahi, Hashim Masud, Tania, Ira and many more.
The special magazine show "Panchforon" will air on ATN Bangla on 14 April at 8:00 pm. The show is sponsored by Keya cosmetics.