Awddyo Sesh Rajani
Awddyo Sesh Rajani [2016]
He was supposedly the first to pull off a Brecht on the stage of Bengal. Nobody said a thing. Nobody cared to remember. He was supposedly the first to do an Arthur Miller here as well. Once again, nobody said or remembers anything about it. He was also the pioneer of Kimitivadi plays here; that, too, faded away from the minds of the public. Then he did Barbadhu, based on a Subodh Ghosh tale. That was when people got vocal on him. They remembered him. And they ostracised him. You know who I am talking about. In our production, he goes by the name Amiya Chakraborty. Ujjwal Chattopadhyay wrote the play based on a Shyamal Gangopadhyay novel. Produced by Paikpara Indraranga, the play will be enacted every Sunday at Tala Park, close to his residence in Northern Avenue. He dared to bypass the concepts of theme and language. Theatre was synonymous to business for him. He had a dream — like many others had — to explore that deserted island that goes by the name of ‘theatre’; and he ended up discovering a cove of treasure, just like Columbus. The researcher may ask you whether you can name a movie that will run a packed house at Grace as well as in New Empire and Nandan. Or, since we are discussing theatre, whether we can name a production that will ensure a full house at Tapan Theatre, Academy as well as Bijon Theatre? You possibly cannot. And yet, Barbadhu managed to do precisely that. Barbadhu ran a full house at Pratap Mancha as well as in Kala Mandir and Academy. It was not about a night or two: even if we ignore Pratap Mancha, every show at both Kala Mandir and Academy had a full turnaround. Why?
Cast and Crew
Director : Bratya Basu
Novel : Shyamal Gangopadhyay
Playwright : Ujjwal Chattopadhyay
Music : Dishari Chakraborty
Light : Sudip Sanyal
Set Design : Debasish
Set making : D'Moy
Sound Operation : Anindya Nandy
Costume : Sangeeta Pal
Make-up : Md. Ali
Choreography : Sanjay Roy
Technical Assistant : Prithwis Rana
Tanscreation : Abhishek Mukherjee
Logo and Brochure Design : Hiran Mitra
Stills : Abhijit Nath
Props : Sudip & Palash
Special Acknowledgement : Ashim Samanta, Mala Chakraborty, Lalita & samir Chatterjee, Avijit Chakraborty
Actors : Anirban Bhattacharya, Debjani Chatterjee, Satrajit Sarkar, Ankita Majhi, Indrajit Chakraborty, Tutul Ghosh, Indranil Mukherjee, Soumak Bhattacharya, Subrata Maji, Mouli Roy,Amrapali Mitra, Soham Mukherjee, Sukanta Saha, Subhajit Mondal, Sanmitra Bhowmik, Tanima Biswas, Sananda Roychowdhury, Apurba Mondal