Bangla - La serie (English Bangla - The series) is an Italian comedy romance television series created for RaiPlay, by Emanuele Scaringi, who wrote the script along with Phaim Bhuiyan & Vanessa Picciarelli. Scaringi directed the series, along with Phaim Bhuiyan, the latter of whom directed the previous film Bangla which this series is a sequel of.[1] The series is produced by Laura Paolucci and Domenico Procacci of Fandango along with Rai Fiction.[2]

Bangla - La serie
Written by
Directed by
Starringsee Cast section
Music by
  • Dario Lanzellotti
  • Pino Pecorelli
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
  • Simone D'Onofrio
  • Micaela Natascia Di Vito
  • Steve Flamini
  • Gianluca Scarpa
Running time25–29 minutes
Production companiesFandango
Rai Fiction
Original release
Release13 April (2022-04-13) –
6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)

The series was filmed across Rome, mostly shot in Tor Pignattara, where the director and main cast Bhuiyan was born.[3] Some clips of the ending episode was filmed on Fiumicino Airport.[4] Simone D'Onofrio served as the cinematographer, with Micaela Natascia Di Vito, Steve Flamini, and Gianluca Scarpa being the editor of the series.[5] The series screened at Torino Film Festival in 2021.[6]



Phaim Bhuiyan is a second-generation boy born and raised in Italy with strong traditional values instilled by his Bangladeshi parents. However, things take a turn when he falls in love with Asia, a rebellious and free-spirited girl from an atheist family.

Despite the significant clash of their cultural backgrounds, Phaim and Asia are willing to compromise to experience the genuine love they share. However, Phaim's families culture and traditions put the relationship in a crisis.

Phaim's father Shipon, a dreamer and an idealist, who wants to move to London. On the other hand, Asia's father Olmo is explosive and overwhelming, but passionate about everything except his back pain and constant conflicts with his ex-wife. Along with Olmo, Asia's mother also shows her approval of their relationship.

Phaim's sister Navila is in constant "siblings" conflict with him, while his cousin and roommate Sumaya tries to help him navigate his personal and love life. His friend Matteo always sits in the same bench, giving him advice and smoking weed.

In contrast, the Imam of the local mosque, Rifat, who is also a friend of Phaim, helps him through this crisis and supports him. Asia's best friend Fede is always there to support her in her decisions as well.

As they both try to navigate their love and cultural differences, they also find themselves surrounded by other quirky characters in their lives, like Fayruj, Tangir, and Shoshi, whom are Phaim's singing bandmates. Also, Bob Corn, a singer of desperate loves who loves to accompany the strangest couples with his bizarre and heartfelt notes.

Cast and characters

  • Phaim Bhuiyan as Phaim, a second-generation boy born from immigrant parents in Italy. Despite the differences he falls in love with an Italian girl named Asia,
  • Carlotta Antonelli as Asia, a rebellious and a bit hipster. She is Phaim's love interest
  • Pietro Sermonti as Olmo, he is Asia's father.
  • Carolina de Nicolò as Asia's mother
  • Rishad Noorani as Shipon, Phaim's father.
  • Nasima Akhter as herself, Phaim's mother.
  • Sahila Maiuhddin as Navila, Phaim's older sister.
  • Nilima Mittal as Sumaya, is Phaim's cousin and roommate.
  • Simone Liberati as Matteo, Phaim's Best friend.
  • Raja Sethi as Rifat, he is the Imam of the local mosque and another friend of Phaim.
  • Martina Gatti as Faith/Fede, is Asia's best friend.
  • Tiziano Sgarbi as Bob Corn, a singer.
  • Sanjia Haque as Shoshi, is one of Phaim's band member
  • Afroza Begum as Phaim's friend's mother who also owns a clothing shop in the neighborhood.
  • Fabian Durrani as Fayruj
  • Tangir Ahammed Miah as Tangir
  • Alessia Giuliani as Carla
  • Eva Grieco as Marzia



Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1813 April 2022 (2022-04-13)6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)RaiPlay

Series 1 (2022)

No.TitleDurationOriginal air date
1"No sex"
25 min13 April 2022 (2022-04-13)
2"Ti presento i miei "
27 minunknown (unknown)
3"Il rasoio di Occam"
25 minunknown (unknown)
4"Baci con moderazione"
29 minunknown (unknown)
5"Love Turns Around Drunk Version"
28 minunknown (unknown)
6"Le trasmissioni sono momentaneamente sospese"
25 minunknown (unknown)
7"Mogli e buoi"
28 minunknown (unknown)
8"Love Turns Around Unplugged "
27 min6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)



The series was primarily shot in Tor Pignattara, exactly like the film it's based on call Bangla.[7] The series is an ironic and multi-ethnic portrait of Italy, seen through the eyes of the new generation of immigrants born and raised in Italy.[8] The series released on 13 April 2022, on RaiPlay and later streamed on Rai3 on 27 April.[9] After the success achieved in streaming, Bangla-La serie arrived in Netflix on 20 July 2022.[10]




Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2022 Premi Flaiano Best Male Performance in the Youth Section Phaim Bhuiyan Won [11]
Nastro d'argento Miglior Serie Commedia Bangla-La serie Won [12]
Terni Film Festival Miglior serie televisiva Bangla - La serie Won [13]
Diversify TV Awards Representation of Race and Ethnicity – Scripted Bangla-La serie Nominated [14]


  1. ^ ""Bangla – La serie" è su RaiPlay: la recensione di Aldo Grasso". 26 June 2022.
  2. ^ ""Bangla – The series": a Fandango production in collaboration with Rai Fiction". 4 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Bangla: ecco le location della serie TV". 28 April 2022.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Cast Bangla - La serie". 2021.
  6. ^ "BANGLA - LA SERIE". 2021.
  7. ^ "'Bangla – La serie', ritorno a Torpignattara". 14 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Dal film alla serie tv: perché Bangla, da oggi su Raiplay con le nuove vicende di Phaim, è da non perdere".
  9. ^ "Bangla ora è una serie tv, dopo il successo del film arriva in anteprima su RaiPlay". 14 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Bangla – La serie arriva su Netflix: cast, trama episodi e dove vedere il sequel del film di Phaim Bhuiyan". 19 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Premio Flaiano 2022, i vincitori del Pegaso d'oro". 5 July 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Terni Film Festival: ecco tutti i vincitori". 22 November 2022.
  14. ^ "MIPCOM: 2022 Diversify TV Award Winners Revealed". 19 October 2022.

See also