Grash based on Tagore’s poem staged

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 21:11, Aug 06,2018

 
 

A scene from Grash. — Snigdha Zaman

Anurag theatre staged Tagore’s popular poem Dui Bigihe Jomi based play Grash at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday, two days prior to the 77th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, which was observed on Monday.
The play depicts how the poor suffer most in land grabbing incidents. The plot revolves around a poor farmer named Upen and his land. One day the Zaminder tells Upen that he wishes to buy the land for building a garden. Upen tells the Zaminder that the land is not for sale as his family has lived on the plot for generations.
However, the Zaminder gets a court decree for acquiring the land and kicks Upen out of his ancestral home in six weeks. With nowhere to go Upen ends up on the streets.
‘Everyday poor people are losing their land to grabbers and real estate businessmen, who are making high rise buildings on the grabbed land. Through the play I have tried to bring to light plight of the poor people who end up on the streets because their land was taken from them by force by the influential in society,’ Shisir Rahaman, director of the play, told New Age.
Mizanur Rahaman, Nizam Noor, Abdus Shahid, Akhi Akther and Nupur acted in the play.

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