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Nagesh Kukunoor directs a teleplay based on Rabindranath Tagore's Daak Ghar 

The teleplay will premiere on Airtel Spotlight on 19 April.

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Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, who has made a name for himself with critically acclaimed films like Iqbal (2005), Dor (2006) and Dhanak (2016), and web-series like The Test Case and City Of Dreams, is now coming up with his first teleplay. Titled Daak Ghar, the teleplay will premiere on Airtel Spotlight on 19 April.

The play is part of a bouquet of teleplays that Zee Theatre is offering to viewers on different platforms. Having spearheaded the art of getting theatre on to the small screen and inside drawing rooms, Zee Theatre’s teleplays span a range of subjects and storylines – comedy, thrillers, love stories, satire, to name a few.

Daak Ghar, an adaptation of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s poignant story by the same name, was originally written in 1912. Since then, it has been staged in different languages across the world. Daak Ghar stars Krrish Chhabria, Saurabh Goyal, Kishore C Srivastava, and Anupriya Goenka, who played Rani Nagmati, the first wife of Rawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat (2018).

The play revolves around Amal, a young boy, who has been restricted to a room because of his illness. A solitary window in the room is his lone access to the world outside. On being informed that the king is building a post office directly across the street, the debilitated kid longs to become the king’s postmaster.