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Since 1st March, 1999
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Andha Gali

T.S. Eliot spelt out the predicament of modern man when he prophesied: “We are the hollow men, we are the stuffed men. We are constantly driven by an insatiable ambition to acquire more and rise in life to reach the very pinnacle of success, as defined by a materialistic society. Age-old values are sacrificed in the altar of greed. Families and relations disintegrate.” Andha Gali (The Blind Lane) traces this downfall of modern man. Soumyadev and his wife Ranita are two contenders in the fast lane of life. Their ambitions pull them from opposite directions and their personal lives are in a shambles. Their only son Raju is most cruelly affected in this tug-of-war. Meanwhile, Soumyadev finds solace in Nilanjana. But he is so possessive about her, he wants to ‘own’ her solely. But he is incapable of doing so when Nilanjana’s past is revealed and challenges him. They both confront a terrible truth, yet they have to find a solution, because in order to survive, they have to compromise. They try again, with determination, to find a mutually acceptable path. This Sayak production is directed by Meghnad Bhattacharya.

When: Today at 6.30 pm

Where: Rabindra Sadan

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