‘Ujane Mrityu’ staged at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:43, Mar 14,2020


A scene from ‘Ujane Mrityu’. — Abdullah Apu

Theatre troupe Palakar staged its acclaimed production ‘Ujane Mrityu’ at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.

The play, directed by Shamim Sagor, is based on Syed Waliullah’s novel with the same title.

‘Ujane Mrityu’ revolves around the lives of the people of coastal areas. It depicts the plight of those people through conversations between two fishermen, who recollect how natural calamities had devastated their lives.

In the play, Roj, a fisherman, recollects his past and tells how he lost his wife and three sons because of natural calamities. The fisherman’s reminiscences are portrayed on stage through different characters played by male and female actors of the troupe. Though there are some inconsequentialities and insignificant dialogues, the director has relayed philosophical messages through the characters.

Aminur Rahman Mukul, Kazi Faisal, Babor Khademi, Fahmida Mallik Shishir, Satabdi Sanjana and Sonia Akter acted in the play.

‘The novel by Syed Waliullah gives the readers a glimpse into the meaning of life. I tried to make some changes while adapting it into a play to portray the plight of human beings in society,’ Shamim Sagor, director of the play, told New Age.

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