Sayak is 40, no mean achievement in times that are not entirely supportive of group theatre. Most theatre-goers will remember their productions like Daibaddha that ran for 653 shows, Basbhumi (283 shows), Dildar (115) and Dui Hujurer Gappo (over 300 shows).
Beginning in 1973 with Sisir Kumar Bose at the helm, the group shot to prominence under actor-director Meghnad Bhattacharya. An unmistakable character of Sayak’s productions is their mass appeal — the emotions, the actions are all larger than life.
Sayak’s activity in various spheres has also increased its popularity. In collaboration with other groups, it runs Bijon Theatre as an alternative and affordable venue for theatre, where it also conducts training. It gives several awards, felicitates luminaries and runs a theatre magazine.
From November 29 to December 2, Sayak will showcase its new play Dhrubatara, Nandikar’s Naachni, Swapnasandhani’s Thana Theke Aschhi, Kalindi Bratyajon’s Cinemar Moto among other plays. Several awards will also be given away.