Start Jalsha’s Mahanayak is the most talked about ”Amazing Tele Serials” in recent times, which is based on the lives of Bengali superstars Uttam Kumar, is portrayed by Prosenjit Chatterje and Suchitra Sen.
Other star cast includes Paoli’s character is loosely inspired from the life of Suchitra Sen. While Tanushree’s character is modeled on Supriya Devi’s life, Priyanka Sarkar, Manali Dey, Biswanath Basu and Biswajit Chakraborty in lead roles.
Mahanayak is a Bengali mini-television drama series of 99 episode that premiered on June 27, 2016 and airs at 7:00 pm on Star Jalsha. The series promises to chart the life of a superstar of 60’s era and his entry into the Bengali film industry changes his life forever — a life fraught with career highs and personal turbulences. via
The show is being produced by Venkatesh Films. Since its inception the serial has managed a high TRP and also a mixed reaction from the audiences. In one interview actor Saswata Chatterjee said that ”the name Mahanayak garners a lot of expectation and may be the serial could have done better with some other name. Again some audiences are so habituated with the family shows that they can’t leave the same.”
The serial is a hit with the younger generation who are mesmerized by Uttam and needs to know everything about the Mahanayak. They observed this serial to be a wellspring of learning about the life and works of this evergreen superstar.