Natya Teertha celebrates 13th founding anniversary

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:50, Dec 03,2017 | Updated: 00:15, Dec 04,2017

 
 

Natya Teertha stages Kamola Sundori at Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Friday. — New Age photo

Theatre troupe Natya Teertha celebrated its 13th founding anniversary with a show of its first production Kamola Sundori at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Friday.
Kamola Sundori, a popular pala from the Mymensingha Geetika, has been adapted by Abdul Halim Aziz and directed by Natya Teertha chief Tapan Hafiz.
‘Kamola Sundori has received much acclaim from theatre lovers. It is also our first production. Therefore, we deiced to stage it at our thirteenth anniversary celebration programme,’ said Tapan Hafiz, prior to the show.
Hafiz also thanked theatre lovers and enthusiasts for supporting Natya Teertha all these years.
The pala features the story of Kamola Sundori whose life, unlike other heroines in the palas of Mymensingha Geetika, does not end in tragedy.
The pala begins with Kamola Sundori, the beloved daughter of landlord Manik Chakladar, living a happy life. However, her happiness is short lived. Karakun, the wicked servant of Kamola’s father, hatches a plan to marry Kamola.
A skimming Karakun persuades the king to imprison Manik Chakladar and becomes the new landlord.
Kamola flees and takes shelter in the house of a poor peasant. A chance meeting between Kamola and prince Pradip Kumar, son of the king, changes everything. The two fall in love.
Kamola, with the help of the prince, saves her father and punishes Karakun.
Natya Teertha, which was formed back in 2004, has so far produced 11 productions including some acclaimed ones like Dwip, Kangkal, Chalanbeel, Phagun Sheshe, Konya Prakriti, Shakun Samachar and others.

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