‘Trial of Surya Sen’ to be staged in India

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 09,2019


A scene from ‘Trial of Surya Sen’. — Abdullah Apu

Theatre troupe Dhaka Padatik will stage its acclaimed production ‘Trial of Surya Sen’ in India on December 16.

The play, the 38th production of the troupe, will be staged at Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya in West Bengal, India.

‘We premiered ‘Trial of Surya Sen’ on February 4, 2018 at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. It is the 38th production of our troupe. We will stage the play in West Bengal in memory of Surya Sen. I hope Indian theatre lovers will find it entertaining,’ Mizanur Rahman, president of Dhaka Padatik, told New Age.

‘Trial of Surya Sen’ was staged at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. The play, written and directed by Masum Aziz, is based on the trial of revolutionary Masterda Surya Sen, who is noted for leading the 1930 armoury raid in Chattogram during the British rule.

‘Trial of Surya Sen’ begins with Masterda Surya Sen’s trial in progress in a court room. A lawyer questions Surya Sen about the activities of anti-British revolutionaries as he stands in front of the judge. As the play moves forward the audience gets a glimpse into the anti-British movement in Chattogram in 1930s.

Actor Nader Chowdhury played the character of Surya Sen. Hasna Hena and Mahbuba Haq Kumkum played the characters of Pritilata Waddedar and Kalpana Dutta respectively, while Mahbubur Rahman Toni played the character of lawyer.

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