The Bengali television series Chuni Panna completes 100 episodes
Ghost Comedy ‘ Chuni Panna ’, Starring Tulika Basu , Dibyojyoti Dutta & Annwesha Hazra , has completed 100 episodes. The entire cast & crew are on a celebratory mood as the show has already achieved a new milestone.
In Bengali television, which is presently dominated by period-dramas, mythological shows & saas-bahu sagas, ghost-comedy aren’t seen much apart from ‘Bhutu’. Arshiya Mukherjee starrer ‘Bhutu’ became an instant hit. While, ‘Bhutu’ narrated the story of a little ghost wearing an oversized shirt who longed for love, ‘ Chuni Panna ’, has an old ghost, a courageous girl & her darpok hubby.
The story of the too enthusiastic Chuni, who is on a mission to meet a ghost, courted the audience right after his release. His dream comes true after meeting Nirbhik, which is just the opposite of his name. Nirbhik stays in a house that is under the custody of a ghost named Panna, who doesn’t like him or his family at all. The old lady (Panna), wearing 'laal pere sada saree' & a Bangal dialect, doesn’t leave any stone unturned to make the life of Nirbhik ’s family miserable.
One day, Panna meets Chuni & learns that she isn’t afraid of ghosts. Moreover, Chuni’s earnest wish is to have a ghost as her pet inside a jar. A wicked Panna decides to teach Chuni a lesson.
Following Panna’s wish, Chuni gets married to Nirbhik . And there comes a twist; Chuni gets a ‘buy one get one’ offer. Along with a ghost, she gets some doting in-laws too. How Chuni faces the googlies thrown by a ghost & her in-laws, makes the crux of the story.
The show, which enjoys a good audience, has a strong cast. Includes Parthasarathi Deb, Debdyut Ghosh , Bhaskar Banerjee, Sadana Mullick Mita Chatterjee, Prerana Roy, Moyna Mukherjee, Sourav & others.