Sylhet-based theatre troupe Natyamancha Sylhet staged its play ‘Badhyabhumite Shesh Drishya’, depicting the mass killings of civilians by Pakistani occupation forces during the liberation war in 1971, on Saturday at Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium in Rikabibazar, Sylhet city.
The play was staged on the third day of the ongoing 12-day theatre festival organised by Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet marking the International Mother Language Day.
Badhyabhumite Shesh Drishya, written by Kazi Mahmudur Rahman and directed by Rajat Kanti Gupta, depicted how Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators killed the freedom fighters and their family members in Khulna city’s Gallamari area. After the war a monument was built there in memory of those who were killed there by the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.
Kanak Acharya, Swarna Banerjee, Sahida Binte Hasan, MN Tumpa, MR Ronny, Yamin Osman, Anubhab Bappu, Mahmud Hasan, BK Mazumder, Imran Osman, KS Alam Emon, Mamun-Or Rafi, JN Ava, ZH Shubho, KM Shahjahan, AZBM Shafiqul, Sharif Uddin, Zaynal Ahmed, Abdul Aziz, MRM Tamzid, SM Sadik and others acted in the play.
Ekushey Padak winning music composer Sujeo Shyam inaugurated the 12-day theatre festival on Thursday.
Nabashikha Natyadal staged the play Kabar written by martyred intellectual Munier Chowdhury on the opening day of the festival. Kathakali Sylhet staged Durbin Shah of Mostaq Ahmad on Saturday and theatre troupe Nandik Natyadal Sylhet staged the play Hason Raja at the festival on Sunday.
The festival will continue till March 5.
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