Recitation production calls for peace

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 18:24, May 04,2017


Baikuntha Abritti Academy stages Jiyantakal at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy n Wednesday. — Snigdha Zaman

Recitation troupe Baikuntha Abritti Academy on Wednesday premiered a recitation production titled ‘Jiyantakal’ based on Rubyiat Ahmed’s play featuring a person’s inherent desire for freedom and peace.

Directed by Mahmudul Hakim Tanvir, the production was staged at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The recitation production presents the struggles for freedom during the liberation war and present time crisis created at the rise of religious extremism, violence and restlessness.  

With their emotional voice modulations, the artistes narrated some emotional stories of liberation war such as murder of an innocent student Dabir, sacrifice of a mother Chitra Sen who kills her four sons to save freedom fighters.

They also narrate the rehabilitation of the Pakistani collaborators after the independence and common people’s sufferings for the rise of militancy at the contemporary society.

The recitation production, however, ends with a call for unity and peace.

Baikuntha artistes Oli Ahmed, Joy Shikder, Pallab Gope, Raihan nasif, Tania Afrin, Nishat nahar, Khadiza Islam, Dina Mitra and others performed in the production.

‘Jiyantakal is a production based on some true stories of the liberation war. It depicts the urge for the peace and unity’, said Mahmudul Hakim Tanvir.

‘Jiyantakal was written for a theatre production and Dhaka Theatre already brought a shortened version of it as a street theatre production. I am happy to see Baikuntha Abritti Academy bringing it as a recitation production’, said Rubaiyat Ahmed.

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