January 24, 1962 |
Kushtia District, Khulna Division, Bangladesh
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter and television director|
|Years active||since 1985|
Salauddin Lavlu (Bengali: সালাউদ্দিন লাভলু) was born on the 27th of August[clarification needed] and is Bangladeshi actor, screenwriter and television director. His works generally consist of television films and telenovelas. His productions are usually comedies, and they generally are immensely popular with the Bangladeshi audiences. His notable works include the television films Basto Doctor (2004), Goruchor (2007), Dholer Baddo (2008) and Warren (2009), along with the telenovelas Ronger Manush (2004), Vober Hat (2007), Ghor Kutum (2008), Alta Sundori (2009) and Sakin Sarisuri (2009).
After Bangladesh Television (BTV) started its own production, he acted in several television dramas but did not gain much fame. In the early 1990s, he explored other options and began working as a photographer. In 1997, after working as a photographer for about six years, he found a new passion as a director.
Acting, writing and directing
Between 1997 and 2004, Lavlu directed eight to nine television films including Dichakrojaan (1997), Gahargachi (1997), Ekjon Aynal Lashkar (1999), Adhuli (2002) and Gor (2002). These works received critical acclaim and some have earned awards. These films share a common thread exploring the rural denizens of Bangladesh - a passionate topic for Lavlu. Lavlu believes television films about the villages of Bangladesh are entertaining because there is room for a lot of comedy. He also believes that in a village it is easier to find different types of characters because there are simple people with different kinds of personalities. Lavlu believes that these people make up for all the characters you will need to write a script.
In a recent interview Lavlu expressed why he is so attached to villages of Bangladesh.
|“||The communities in villages are strongly-woven together. They are simple and transparent people with very little demands and very small dreams. And they have deep concerns for people around them and they are extremely hospitable. The people in the city however are the complete opposite. They are very individualistic. They have no concern for people outside their immediate family and friends. Moreover, most of the people living in the city have deep roots in villages and when they watch my productions, they can relate to the life style and the characters.||”|
Since 2004, Lavlu has directed and acted in many different telenovelas. Ronger Manush (2004) was his first telenovela directorial début. Following its success, he pursued making more of them. Since then he has directed and acted in five telenovelas. Two of these include Vober Hat (2007) and Ghor Kutum (2008). Both of these telenovelas included the same stars such as Chanchal Chowdhury and Mosharraf Karim. Chanchal is a favourite of Lavlu because Lavlu thinks he is very capable and talented; Chanchal stars in most Lavlu television plays and telenovelas.
Amongst all these telenovelas, he has also acted and directed in many television films including Goruchor (2007), Potro Milai (2007), Swapner Bilat (2007), Dholer Baddo (2008), Pattri Chai (2009) and Warren (2009). He has also gained popularity and success with these dramas as well.
|1999||Ekjon Aynal Lashkar||Television film||Lavlu|
|2004||Ronger Manush||Telenovela||Lavlu; Masum Reza|
|Bahadur Doctor||Television film||Masum Reza|
|Sinduknama||Television film||Bindabon Das|
|Kaacher Manush||Telenovela||Afsana Mimi|
|2007||Vober Hat||Telenovela||Lavlu; Masum Reza|
|Doctor Bari||Film||Azizul Rahman|
|2008||Ghor Kutum||Telenovela||Lavlu; Bindabon Das|
|Dholer Baddo||Television film||Lavlu|
|Harkiptey||Television film||Masum Reza|
|2009||Sakin Sarisuri||Telenovela||Lavlu; Bindabon Das|
|Pattri Chai||Television film||Lavlu|
Director and writer
|2004||Ronger Manush||Television film|
|Potro Mitali||Television film|
|2008||Dholer Baddo||Television film|
|2009||Gadha Nogor||Television film|