Kolkata-based Indian theatre artiste Debshankar Haldar entertained the Dhaka audience by presenting a monodrama at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.
The play titled ‘Barnoporichoy’ was staged on the third day of the ongoing Ganga Jamuna Theatre Festival, which has been organised by Ganga-Jamuna Natyautsab Parshad.
Written and directed by Rajrendra Mukhopadhyay, the play depicts everyday life and struggles of the people who belong to the aristocratic families of South Kolkata, India.
Debshankar played different members of a Ray Chowdhury family of Kolkata. He changed his costumes a number of times during his performance.
With his spontaneous and comic performance Debshankar made the people laugh.
‘I am a great fan of Debshankar Haldar so I could not miss his performance in Dhaka. And he hasn’t disappointed me at all. I enjoyed his performance greatly,’ Somita Sharmin, a student of Dhaka University, told New Age.
About his visit to Bangladesh, Debshankar Haldar told the press that
he had performed in
Dhaka before and he looks forward to perform in Dhaka again.
‘Bangladeshi audience is very passionate about theatre. The cultural similarity between Bangladesh and West Bengal, India always inspires me to come to Dhaka and perform,’ said Debshankar.
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