Geeti Chandrabati staged at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:42, Jan 11,2020


A scene from Geeti Chandrabati.

Theatre troupe Sangskar Natyadal staged its play Geeti Chandrabati at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.

The play is presented in traditional pala style. It revolves around a love story between medieval Bengali poet Chandrabati and Joyananda.

The play has been written by Nayan Chand Ghosh and directed by Yousuf Hasan Arko.

Chandrabati vowed to marry Joyananda in her childhood days. Their families set a wedding date.

However, Joyananda marries a Muslim girl. It came as a great shock to Chandrabati when she heard the news.

She begins to compose the Ramayana in Bengali. She narrated the Ramayana from Sita’s point of view and criticised Rama.

After three years, Joyananda realises his mistake. He confesses his love to Chandrabati but gets rejected.

A broken-hearted Joyananda kills himself. Chandrabati is consumed by grief and becomes speechless.

‘Today we staged the 6th show of the play. I have narrated the story through traditional pala style. I hope the audience found it entertaining,’ Yousuf Hasan Arko told New Age.

Manami Islam Kanak, Bappy Saif, Fatema Tuz Zohra Eva, Ashikur Rahman, Naba Chowdhury, Khandakar Rakibul Haque, Masud Kabir and others acted in the play.

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