Batighar celebrates 7th founding anniv

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:46, Jun 09,2018

Radcliffe Line

Batighar artistes perform in Radcliffe Line staged at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. — Snigdha Zaman

Theatre troupe Batighar celebrated its seventh founding anniversary by organising a programme featuring music, dance and theatre at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.

Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation’s joint secretary Chandan Reza, film and theatre director Manik Manobik, Bangladesh Street Theatre Federation’s general secretary Ahmed Gias, among others were present at the programme that began through Iftar.

The cultural show began with chorus presentation of Rabindra Sangeet Anadaloke Mangalaloke, which was followed by a solo presentation of a traditional song Porer jaiga porer jomi by Sanjoo Goswami.

Saddam Rahman, Shishir Sarkar, Rumman Sharu, Muhaimin Anjan, Johnny Sen Rubel, Sadia Yousuf Brita also presented songs at the event.   

Mridha Ayomi presented a solo dance recital synchronised with the song Bistirno dupare ashonkhya manusher hahakar, while Sabid Iftu and Mridha Wafa presented a duet recital with a Tagore song Bhalobeshe sokhi nibhrite jatane.   

Subsequently, the troupe members presented ‘technical show’ of their upcoming production ‘Radcliffe Line’ directed by Muktoneel.

The play addresses the border-problems between Bangladesh and India through the conversation of two soldiers of two countries.

The one-hour long drama began with a quarrelling scene where an Indian Border Security Force member enacted by Shafin Ahmed Asru quarrels with a Bangladesh Border Guard soldier played by Suman Smaran. Through their quarrel, the play unearths various problems like border killing, drug smuggling, religious bigotry and others.

At the climax of their quarrel, they shoot at each other but both of them survive. Subsequently, the two soldiers give up hostility and share stories of their personal life.

But their friendship does not last long as both of them die falling in cross fire between the border guards of the two neighbouring countries.

 ‘The play addresses diverse problems and I enjoyed it,’ said Samia Binte Alamgir, an audience member.

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