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Theatre Review
Heritage  /  Published 29.01.22

Old wounds

With the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident round the corner, here is a remarkable Bengali theatre production that goes deep into the incident and its aftereffects. Anya Theatre premiered Dh...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 22.01.22

A return to traditions

A separate space was earmarked for string puppet shows presented by Maa Shitala Putul Nach Party from Barbaria, Nadia. The ensemble staged Behula-Lakhindar Pala and Bhakta Prahlad, both...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 14.01.22

Conjugal conundrum

As wave after wave of Covid-19 infections sweeps over the globe, running a theatre group is becoming increasingly difficult in downtown Calcutta — the shows have dried up; some members are reluc...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 01.01.22

Unseen side

What happened to Dasharath after Ram, Lakshman and Sita left Ayodhya for 14 years of exile? It is well-known that the grief-stricken king took ill and eventually succumbed to death within a week. But ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 24.12.21

Golden tribute

A well-researched documentary made on Dutta by Ashoke Chattopadhyay was premiered on the second evening. The same evening also saw an hour-long guest performance by Guwahati-based Moinul Haque. Assist...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

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Arts  /  Published 24.12.21

Grand return

The experience of watching Kolkata Playmakers’ latest venture Chitrakar (a dramatization of Tirthankar Chanda’s stage adaption of Tagore’s short story by the same title) is...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 18.12.21

Gifted vision

North 24 Parganas’ distinction as the most happening theatre district of West Bengal was displayed in ample measure in Manicktala Dalchhut’s Aspiring Women Theatre Festival 2021 (September...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 11.12.21

Layered plot

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini’s international bestseller and arguably the most convincing portrayal of life in contemporary Afghanistan, has seen a stage adaptation in Bengali. Months before ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 04.12.21

Deep roots

Does viraha ring a bell for a Calcuttan? The rural-urban divide in the Bengali mindset, in addition to an inexplicable aversion for narrative forms rooted in rituals, often comes in the way....
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 13.11.21

Greedy for love

Clairvoyance is a quality that separates Mohit Chattopadhyay (1934-2012) from many of his contemporaries. This was evident in Samstab’s Octopus Limited, which premiered at the Academy of Fi...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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