Kapalkundala is a Bengali TV serial telecasted on Star Jalsha. Raj Chakraborty created the series. Shyam Agarwal accompanied Raj Chakraborty in producing the series under the banner, Raj Chakraborty Production and Srijan Arts. Anjan Chakraborty and Souvik Bhattacharya scripted Kapalkundala, and Amit Sengupta directed it. Upaali Chattopadhyay composed the theme song of this series. The series started airing on 2nd December 2019 and went off the air on 28th August 2020. It was premiered at 9:30 pm from Monday to Saturday.
Soume Chatterjee played the titular role, Kapalkundala Sharma. Sounak Ray played the role of Nabakumar Sharma. Tumpa Paul was seen as Padmabati, and Debojyoti Roy Chowdhury was seen as Kaapalik. Chaitali Chakraborty played Kanak, Srija Gangopadhyay played the younger version of Kapalkundala. Sayak Chakraborty played the role of Ganesh, Saptarshi Sen Roy Chowdhuri played the younger version of Nabakumar, and Brishti Banerjee played the younger version of Padmabati. Shreya Chatterjee played a supporting role, Pushpa.
Kapalkundala is the adapted version of the novel written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1866. The story deals with Nabakumar, who was saved by Kapalkundala when his life was under threat. Both of them fell in love and get married. Nabakumar is already married to Padmabati, who wanted to separate Kapalkundala from him. She joins hands with a person who wants to kill Kapalkundala. So, she stages a drama and makes Nabakumar believe that Kapalkundala is not genuine. But, Kapalkundala explains to him everything, and Nabakumar is ready to take her home. But, she is not ready to go with him. What she did and what happened to Nabakumar form the rest of the story.
This novel is adapted into Bengali films four times and once in Hindi. It was also adapted as a comic series in Amar Chitra Katha and the serial on TV twice.