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Theatre Review
Arts  /  Published 03.07.21

Break free

Azaadi Mera Brand, Anuradha Beniwal’s frank and honest travelogue that charts a Rohtak girl’s solitary journey to different parts of India and Europe to discover her true self won admirers...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 26.06.21

A quest for truth and justice

Rapid criminalization of the public space and rising lumpenization in West Bengal seem to have caught up with Rangroop. After grappling with the after-effects of a gruesome rape in Garal, Rangroop has...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 12.06.21

A patchwork of ideas

Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories, especially the ones exploring the sombre darkness enveloping the Partition of 1947, have fascinated Indian theatre directors and actors over the last three de...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 12.06.21

Right recipe

Art works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, even an assemblage of all the right ingredients will not produce the desired results. A case in point is 10th Planet’s production, Galileo, staged a...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 05.06.21

Dare to dream

Taramandal, written by Neel Chaudhuri and adapted-directed by Abhrajit Sen, brings stories of people whose lives criss-cross at ironic junctures in pursuit of their dreams. In this café musical...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

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Arts  /  Published 05.06.21

Music of the tides

Essaying the love songs of a boatman, caught in the vortex of circumstances, in a programme titled Majhi was Bhromora’s latest offering at a dismally empty Sisir Mancha. Considering that it was ...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 29.05.21

Shredded lives

Towards the end of Silence, the entire cast of 10 or so female performers fills the performing arena with a massive pile of old, torn newspapers. To the strains of a strangely disquieting musical...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 22.05.21

New light

Contemporary Bengali theatre often regrets the lack of original scripts. As poets and fiction writers often stay clear of theatre, the vision of a collective art practice remains an elusive dream, mos...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 15.05.21

A creative touch

Albert Camus’s The Plague (1947), the cult French novel that resonates uncannily with the current Covid-19 pandemic scenario, has seen a remarkable stage adaptation in Bengali. Uhinee ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 08.05.21

Right on time

After remaining in withdrawal mode for some years, People’s Little Theatre staged a comeback at the Academy of Fine Arts with Ebar Rajar Pala on March 29, 2021, Utpal Dutt’s 92nd...
By Dipankar Sen


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