National Street Theatre Festival

Natyabhumi stages ‘Atopar Multabi’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:57, Feb 04,2020


Natyabhumi stages ‘Atopar Multabi’ at Central Shaheed Minar at Dhaka University on Tuesday. — Abdullah Apu

Gazipur-based theatre troupe Natyabhumi entertained the audience staging ‘Atopar Multabi’ on Central Shaheed Minar premises at Dhaka University on the third day of on-going National Street Theatre Festival 2020 on Tuesday.

The play has been written by Sagir Mostafa and directed by Faysal Ahmed. It is based on events that happened in Gazipur during the liberation war in 1971.

The play portrays how Hindus were forced to convert to Islam by Razakars in 1971.

Shahjahan Sumon, SM Raihan Ripon, Mithun Khan, Imran, Kiron, Rasel, Srabon and others acted in the play.

‘Natyabhumi began its journey in 2004. “Atopar Multabi” is our 26th production. Natyabhumi has plays namely ‘Kanar Hat Bazar’, ‘Buddhir Dheki’, ‘Mohabidya’, ‘Kalantar’, ‘Raja Bali’, Shilpi and others under its belt,’ Shjahan Sumon, a member of Natyabhumi, told New Age.

Besides, theatre troupes namely Dhaka Mancha staged ‘Dr Derachat Ali’, written by AK M Ahsan Kabir and directed by Tutia Islam Papia, Oboyob Natyadal staged ‘Tul Awaz’, written and directed by Shahidul Haq Khan, Natyajoddha staged ‘Buddhi’, written and directed by Faysal Ahmed, Theatre (Arambag) staged ‘Spartacus Bishoyak Jotilota’, written by Mamtaj Uddin Ahmed and directed by Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, and theatre troupe Opera staged ‘Bhasa Bhasa Bhasar Katha’, written and directed by Nahid Sriti, on Tuesday.

The 36th National Street Theatre Festival 2020, organised by Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation, began on February 2 at Central Shaheed Minar. The festival styled ‘Jangi Obokkhaye Durniti Manbena Ei Sangskriti’, is featuring 32 plays by 32 troupes from across the country.

The festival will end on February 7.

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