‘Khoabnama’ premiered on fifth day

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 05,2019


A scene from ‘Khoabnama’. — Sourav Lasker

Theatre troupe Prachyanat premiered ‘Khoabnama’ at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

The play was staged on the fifth day of ‘Notuner Utsab 2019’, a seven-day theatre festival featuring seven new plays, which has been organised by Nagorik Natya Sampradaya.

‘Khoabnama’ is an adaptation of late eminent writer Akhteruzzaman Elias’s novel with the same name. It has been directed by Kazi Toufiqul Islam Emon.

The play gives the audience a glimpse into history of Bengal towards the end of the British colonial rule. It revolves around lives of people during the partition of India in 1947. It depicts socio-political issues, communal riots, conflict between peasants and landlords and others.

Shima Bin Mujib, Sanjida Preeti, Shohel Rana, Tanji Kun, Chetona Rahman, Niloy Debnath, Sakhawat Hosain Rizvi, Shasanka Mitul Rahman, Faisal Ibne Mizan, Urmi Saha, Abdus Salam and others acted in the play.

‘Prachyanat always tries to produce plays which are based on atypical plots. I have always wanted to direct a production based on Akhteruzzaman Elias’s Khoabnama. Today’s premiere show is like a dream come true. I am overwhelmed by the audience turnout at the show,’ Kazi Toufiqul Islam Emon told New Age.

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