Baikuntha artistes recite poems on love, struggle

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:38, Jul 10,2018 | Updated: 17:50, Jul 10,2018


Baikuntha Abritti Academy artistes perform at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday. — Snigdha Zaman

Eight recitation artistes entertained the audience presenting famous Bangla poems on themes like love and struggles at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.

Organised by Baikuntha Abritti Academy, the show featured 21 poems by popular poets like Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Jibanananda Das, Syed Shamsul Haq, Shakti Chattopaddhay, Sunil Gangapaddhay, Joy Goswami, Tarapada Roy and others.

The production, directed by popular recitation artiste and also president of the troupe Shimul Mustapha, was presented in two halves.

Mahmudul Hakim Tanvir, Razia Zaman Nafisa, Raihan Nafis and Deena Mitra recited poems in the first half. Tanvir commenced the show presenting Shakti Chattopaddhay’s famous poem Manush Baro Kandchhe which expresses destitute people’s need of help.

The audience also enjoyed Nafisa’s presentation of Tagore’s famous poem Puratan Bhritya and Liton Mohonto’s poem Ekti Juddha Jebhabe.

Among love poems, Deena Mitra recited Joy Goswami’s Prakton and Hridi Bhese Jay Alokananda Joley while Raihan Nafis recited Abul Hasan’s Bristi Chinhita Bhalobasa.

In the second half, Tanvir Anjum, Olee Ahmed Pallab, Fahmida Azad and Anjuman Laila Nowshin performed.

Anjum began with Jibanananda Das’ Shankhachil, while Subodh Sarkar’s Rabindranathke Lekha Chithi and Kallu were presented by Nowshin.

Olee recited Humayun Azad’s Amake Chhere Jabar Porey and Sunil Gangopaddhay’s Kabir Mrityu.

The last performer of the evening, Fahmida Azad ended the show presenting Salil Chowdhury’s  inspirational poem Shapoth.

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