Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival

Belgharia Abhimukh stages Kojagori

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 20,2019


A scene from Kojagori. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Indian theatre troupe Belgharia Abhimukh staged its acclaimed production Kojagori at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.

It was staged on the eighth day of the on-going ten day Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival 2019.

The play is based on American writer Howard Fast’s novel Silas Timberman. It has been written and directed by Kaushik Chatterjee.

The story of the play revolves around a college teacher named Sailesh Kastha, who is leading a blissful married life with Mayuri. The couple has a daughter named Jagori.

As the play moves forward a vested quarter hatches a plan to cut down trees at the college premises. Sailesh Kastha decides to take a stand against this.

He decided to prepare a protest form that he signs along with a few other people to give it to the concerned authorities of the college in order to save the tress. Following this, he gets targeted by the vested group. However, an undaunted Sailesh decides to fight against them.

Ashok Majumdar, Jayati Chakraborty, Shayani Sarkar, Shantanu Saha, Indranil Sen Gupta, Barnali Chatterji, Anujay Chatterji and others played different roles in the play.

Besides, theatre troupes Anirban Theatre, Natyam and Prachyanat staged their productions at different venues on Friday.

Darshana-based theatre troupe Anirban Theatre staged Jishnu Jara at the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA.

The play has been written and directed by Hossein Anwar.

Khairul Islam, Abdur Rahman, Mahbubur Rahman, Ferdousi Parvin, Miraz Uddin, Hasmat Kabir, Shamim Azad, Asma Hena and others acted in the play.

Barishal-based theatre troupe Natyam staged Tilak at Studio Theatre Hall of BSA.

The play has been directed by Ashik Shumon.

Theatre troupe Prachyanat staged its 35th production Pulsiraat at Nilima Ibrahin Auditorium of Bangladesh Mohila Samity.

The play, an adaption of Palestinian writer and political activist Ghassan Kanafani’s novel Men In The Sun, depicts risks of illegal migration.

Pulsiraat has been directed by Kazi Toufiqul Islam Imon, dramatised by Monirul Islam Rubel and translated by Masumul Alam.

Renowned actor Azad Abul Kalam alongside Shahriar Ferdous Sajib, Monirul Islam Rubel, Mitul Rahman, Tripti Rani and others have played different roles in the play.

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