The curtain rose on the five-day theatre festival ‘Shatorajoni Natyamela’, organised by Natya Teertha, on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital on Wednesday. BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the five-day festival, where State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was present as chief guest. Presided over by Natya Teertha chief Tapan Hafiz, Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation secretary general Kamal Bayazid was present as a special guest. At the inaugural event, Shilpi Sangha President Shahidul Alam Sachchu was bestowed with ‘Natyabondhu’ award conferred by host troupe. Five local troupes among those three are outside of Dhaka, are being participated in the five-day festival.
Yesterday, on the third day of the festival, host troupe Natya Teertha staged its debut play ‘Komola Sundori’ at the National Theatre Hall of BSA.
The play has been made based on a ballad of Mymensingh Geetika titled ‘Komola Sundorir Pala’ by poet Deej Eshan. Abdul Halim Aziz has adapted and dramatised the play from the lyrical ballad. Directed by Tapan Hafiz, the play ends with a poetic justice following a series of struggles of the titular character Komola to unite with her beloved prince named Pradip Kumar.
The cast of the play included Tapan Hafiz, Sadia Islam Santa, Shamsur Rahman Peru, Tomal, Ayon, Selim, Mona, Nipa, Masud, Joy, Mahmud and others.