An adaptation of Satyajit Ray’s short story, Potolbabu Filmstar is about a one-time theatre actor, Potol Babu, in his fifties, struggling without a regular job and family responsibilities, who has nearly forgotten his love for acting. Quite by chance, he is given a chance to play a part in a movie. His enthusiasm about the possibilities that this might bring him is dampened when he realises at the movie set that his role is fleeting. His disappointment is overcome as he remembers what his Guru once told him: that every part in an act has that opportunity to enhance and the responsibility to fulfill the larger cause of the production.
Original Story: Satyajit Ray
Playwright: Ramaprasad Banik (Edtited by Soumitra Mitra)
Direction: Soumitra Mitra
Amartya Samadder, Chaitali De, Debatirtha Basu, Kallol Nandi, Kaushik Bardhan, Prabir Bhattacharyya, Pranjal Karmakar, Rina Chakravorty, Sarbani Samadder, Shubhadeep Ghosh, Shubhagato Bhattacharjee, Soumitra Mitra, and Soutik Das.
Sound: Ambarish Mitra
Light: Sudipta Samanta
Artworks: Soutik Das and Rina Chakravorty
Dress Design: Malabika Mitra
Set Design: Kallol Nandi, Bhaskar Bhowmik, Pranjal Karmakar, and Kaushik Bardhan
Production Design: Banhi Nandi, Kallol Nandi and Soumitra Mitra
Emcee: Richa Sarkar
Photo and Video: Abhijit Hazra
Aabaha’s Annual Show 2022 on Sunday, August 28, 2022