This month, Sunfest Telly Samman Award honoured the Tara telefilm
Sumitra Online, directed by Atanu Ghosh, as Best Bangla Telefilm
of the Year. At this Award ceremony, the best telefilm actor award
was bagged by actor Kharaj Mukherjee for his performance in Dui
Purush. Sumitra Online tells the story of a happy, well to do
family where the mother starts chatting online and develops an online
friendship with a younger man by assuming a younger identity. Her
life changes, as she seems to broaden her horizons.
Telefilm properties are considered as one of the channel drivers
for Bangla channels. Tara Bangla had been telecasting telefilms
on Sundays in the afternoon slot. Tara Bangla became Tara Newz and
Tara Muzik on 21 February, 2005. The Telefilms were maintained in
the same time slot, now on Tara Muzik.