Bottala Rangomela 2019

Rangasram stages play on partition of India

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 19,2019


A scene from Amar Mukher Aanchalkhani. — Press release

Behrampur-based Indian theatre troupe Rangasram staged the play ‘Amar Mukher Aanchalkhani’ at the Main Hall of Liberation War Museum at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital on Sunday.

The play was staged on second day of eleven-day international theatre festival titled Bottala Rangomela 2019, which has been organised by theatre troupe Bottala.

Amar Mukher Aanchalkhani has been written by Mahesh Dattani, translated by Anshuman Bhowmick and directed by Sandip Bhattacharya.

The play portrays the partition of India and how it affected the lives of people.

It follows the story of a theatre activist named Nazia, who used to live in Lahore during 1946-48.

Nazia, Suhel and Zareen were members of a Lahore-based theatre troupe. During one of their shows, they were attacked by extremists.

Nazia managed to shoot one of the attackers after which she fled to India from Pakistan in search of peace, which she never finds.

She later forms Modern Indian Theatre in India with Suhel and the play moves forward.

Ratna Bhattacharya, Soma Das, Rajesh Saha and others acted in the play.

Besides, Chattogram based Khapa Baul and his troupe entertained the audience presenting songs on Liberation War Museum premises.

Following which, Bottala honoured Barisal-based theatre activist Khan Delwar Hossain for his contribution to theatre scene.

The festival will end on November 26.

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