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বিভাজন! কিসের ভিত্তিতে? কেন?

(“বিভাজন” দেখে লিখলেন – সৌমেন দাস) ‘তোষণ’ এই শব্দটা ইদানীং খুব শোনা যাচ্ছে। আরও পরিষ্কার করে বললে ‘সংখ্যালঘু তোষণ’। আরও একটু পরিষ্কার করলে ‘ধর্মীয় সংখ্যালঘু তোষণ’। আরও বললে ‘মুসলিম তোষণ’। …

Noti Kiranshashi

Bibhash Chakraborty’s new directorial venture for Anya Theatre, Ujjwal Chattopadhyay’s Noti Kiranshashi Production: Anya Theatre Directed By: Bibhash Chakraborty Cast: Senjuti …

Nishikando

Nishikando is a jovial comedy with rib breaking laughter. Battered by his wife Phoolmoni and a union of filches, Nishi, a small time thief, runs to the jungle and returns in the disguise of …

Krishnapaksha

‘Krishnapaksha’ the play, is vocal against the brutal religious fundamentalism and cultural inculcation of this time. Autocracy, that restricts the freedom of an individual and the mass is a …

Suchitra Uttam

Suchitra Uttam is a Bengali play that revolves around the life of Chitra and Pranotosh. Chitra wanted to be a famous actress like Suchitra Sen and converted her name to that of her screen …

মরাগাঙে জোয়ারের আর এক নতুন নাম

“কোজাগরী” দেখে লিখেছেন – সৌমেন দাস। শুরু হয়ে গেছে কাউণ্ট ডাউন – আসন্ন দুর্গোৎসব। না কাউণ্ট ডাউন শুরু হয়েছে বলেই হঠাৎ দুর্গা পুজোর কথা মনে পড়ে গেল তা নয়, আসলে মনে …

Tomar Ami

This is a story about an elderly knowledgeable man named Ajit who owns a bookstore started by his grandfather. Though erudite he is conservative. Maya, young, not well educated and a slum …

Kalindi

Born in a tribal family, Kalindi is brought up in the vicinity of Palash forests, the rhyming Madal and the rugged rocky terrain of Singhbhum. She is now 22, youthful and tomboyish with a …

Athhoi

Athhoi is the Bengali rendition of Shakespeare’s Othello. Arna Mukhopadhyay has tried to explore for the inner politics of the cast bedlam with a rural setting in the plot making. He has …

Drohokal

Drohokal is an adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen. The play portrays an individual’s struggle against establishment and relates it with our present social …

Katha Nalanda

The play is based on the 12th century Nalanda University on the verge of decline due to a division among the monks and a weakening Pal Dynasty. The murderous Bakhtiar Khilji on a frantic …

Phera

Phera adapted by Soumitra Chatterje from Friedrich Durrenmatt’s ‘The Visit’ is not just the story of a girl wronged, who returns to seek vengeance. It highlights the socio-economic situation …

Streer Patra

Written in an epistolary form by Rabindranath Tagore, ‘Streer Patra’ is the story of Mrinal who writes a letter to her husband for the first time in their fifteen years of …

Sauda

Sauda is the Bengali adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Kanchan Amin. Directed by Supriyo Chakraborty the form and contextualization of this adaptation shall …

Dharmashok

The remorse of Ashoka after the devastating war of kalinga ultimately led to the transformation of the king from Chandashoka to Dharmashoka, from Vudhvijay to Dhamma vijay and is marked as …

Ghashiram Kotwal

Ghasiram Kotwal is an adaptation of a famous Marathi play of the same name written by Vijay Tendulkar. It is based on the life of Nana Phadnavis, one of the important ministers in the court …

Kamla

The play is based on a real incident. Its is the story of a Journalist who talks about the equality and freedom of woman but himself does not practice it. His presents a rural woman, Kamla, …

Ilaa Gurhaishaa

Ilaa Gurhaishaa depicts the uprising of king Birnarayan in Cooch Behar district of Bengal in the year 1621.The play traces the tragic journey and hapless life of the king by highlighting …

Tughlaq

Among the early masterpieces of post-Independence Indian theatre, ‘Tughlaq’ deserves a special mention. Director Debesh Chattopadhyay reinterprets the dreams and delusions of the …

C/O Eklati

Homeward bound or leaving on a jet plane? The play depicts the contradictions in the two directions, one a journey to nostalgia and the other scampering to the distressed future …

Page 4

Page 4 is a portrayal of an urban world of culture and showbiz and how its propagators continually contest and controvert each other for visibility and power. Production: IFTA Directed By: …

Othello

Naye Natua’s Othello is adapted from the Shakespearean tragedy by the same name. It is directed by Goutam Halder who also scores the music for the play as well as acts in it. The …

Boma

During the fiery era (1908-1922) of Bengal’s freedom movement, the British rulers tried hard to suppress the passion for freedom of the activists. Influenced by the ideals of Aurobindo …

Anagata

What shall be the future two hundred years from now when machines shall be human companions. Not only will they make life easier and more organized, they shall stand out as status symbols …

Target

Target, is a stage adaptation of a Finnish film by Aki Kaurismaki – “I Hired a Contract Killer”. A company sacks a longtime employee, who turns suicidal as a result, but …

Meghe Dhaka Tara

The play is based on the Ritwick Ghatak’s classic of the sixties, Meghe Dhaka Tara. It projects the pain, anguish, solitude, exploitation, and the unfulfilled desires and expectations of a …

Taser Desh

Tasher Desh or the ‘Land of Cards’ by Rabindranath Tagore, portrays events in a land where austerity and severity of over discipline reigns supreme. Abidance to strict rules in daily lives …

Khoon

Manmoyee a young hindu widow of 18 falls prey to merchants, hoarders and compradors of Krishnanagar and is compelled to prostitution. She eventually reaches Kolkata. Her search for shelter …