World Television Day: 4 Popular Bengali TV Serials That Are Breaking Stereotypes

Want to watch something that goes beyond popular notions and breaks boundaries? We have four options for you.

1. Krishnakoli

Tiyasha Roy in Krishnakoli (Source: ZEE5)

Like watching content that is meaningful and out-of the-box? Well, we’ve got good news for you. You can watch latest Bengali TV serials which are breaking stereotypes, on ZEE5. These come with fresh concepts and stories. They are women-centric and show them and the challenges they face in a whole new light. Check out all your favourite Bengali serials which are bending the rules for the right reason.

Krishnakoli is a story of a dark-skinned girl name Shyama. She is a gifted singer, but she faces stigma due to her complexion. Tiyasha Roy plays the role of Shyama convincingly. Even though Shyama faces hardships for her complexion, she is determined to create her own identity. Catch up on all episodes here.

2. Bokul Katha

Ushasi Ray and Honey Bafna in Bokul Kotha (Source: ZEE5)

3. Nakshi Kantha

Manali Dey as Shabnam in Nakshi Kantha (Source: ZEE5)

Nakshi Kantha aims at breaking religious stigmas and stereotypes. Shabnam, played by Manali Dey, plays the lead in the serial. Shabnam is a doctor and believes in maintaining communal harmony and is now married into a traditional Hindu Bengali family. Watch her chemistry with onscreen husband Dr. Jash, aka Suman Dey, here.

4. Rani Rashmoni

Ditipriya Roy as Rani Rashmoni (Source: ZEE5)

Rani Rashmoni is a television period drama that is based on the life of Rani Rashmoni of the erstwhile Janbazaar Estate in Kolkata. The character of Rani Rashmoni is played by Ditipriya Roy. Rani Rashmoni was a strong fearless woman who took the reigns of her husband’s estates and stood against the East India company. This was during a time when women were restricted to the household and considered inferior to men. Rani Rashmoni is a role model for modern women.

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