Natyamancha Sylhet stages ‘Rangamala’

Zaman Monir . Sylhet | Published: 02:30, Mar 01,2020


A scene from ‘Rangamala’. — New Age photo

Theatre troupe Natyamancha Sylhet staged its lyrical play ‘Rangamala’ at District Shilpakala Academy auditorium at Purba Shahi Eidgah in Sylhet on Thursday.

The play was staged as part of the National Theatre Festival 2020, which was held across the country from February 12-29.

Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation in association with cultural affairs ministry and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised the festival.

In Sylhet city, the festival was held from February 17-27 at District Shilpakala Academy.

Nine local theatre troupes namely Kathak Nritya Shamproday, Natya Tirtha, Kathakali, Natyamancha Sylhet and others staged plays at the venue.

‘Rangamala’ composed by Bidyut Kar, is based on a story from Sylhet Geetika, a collection of more than 500-year-old lyrics of the Sylhet region. It has been directed by Rajat Kanti Gupta.

‘Rangamala’, composed in regional dialect of Sylhet, depicts how wealth can affect people’s behaviour. It also portrays negative traits like abuse of power, hubris and others.

Bappy Kumar Mazumder, Jannatul Nazmin Asha, Barna Banerjee, Jannatul Nawshin Abha, Biplav Chakrabarty, Moumi Akter, Shahida Binte Hasan, Saiful Islam, Nabil Walker Adib, Biren Talukder, Chayan Pal Shanta, Nasir Hossain Kashmir, Rigan Ahmed Rubel, Abu Kaysar, Minakshmi Gupta, Mahadi Hasan, Sonia Sinha Sithia and Rajat Kanti Gupta performed different characters in the play.

Following the show, senior journalist Ahmed Nur, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Sylhet president Aminul Islam Chowdhury, Sammilita Naty Parishad Sylhet president Mishfaq Ahmad Mishu, district cultural officer Asit Baran Dash Gupta and others handed over the festival souvenir to the activists of Natyamancha Sylhet.

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