Prachyanat stages ‘Pulsiraat’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 22,2020


A scene from ‘Pulsiraat’. – Abdullah Apu

Theatre troupe Prachyanat staged its 35th production ‘Pulsiraat’ at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.

The play is a theatrical adaptation of Palestinian writer and political activist Ghassan Kanafani’s novel ‘Men In The Sun’.

The play has been directed by Kazi Toufiqul Islam Imon and dramatised by Monirul Islam Rubel. Masumul Alam has translated the play into Bangla.

Renowned actor Azad Abul Kalam, Shahriar Ferdous Sajib, Monirul Islam Rubel, Mitul Rahman, Tripti Rani and others have enacted different characters in the play.

The play depicts risks of illegal migration. It revolves around Abu Kayes, Asad and Marwan, three Palestinians who live in a refugee camp in Iraq. They decide to go to Kuwait to change their fates.

Abu Kayes wants to earn a lot of money and give his family a better life. Marwan is a teenager who wants to help his mother. After his elder brother, who lives in Kuwait, stops sending money, he decides to travel to Kuwait in search of livelihood. Asad is young and ambitious. He wants to go to Kuwait to earn money and marry his uncle’s daughter Nada.

These three individuals decide to enter Kuwait illegally. They get in touch with a lorry driver named Abul Khajuran, who agrees to give them a ride in the back of his truck.

The play, full of suspense and dramatic sequences, gives the audience a glimpse into the risks and dangers faced by illegal migrants everyday across the world.

It ends with the three illegal migrants dying inside the tank of the truck.

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