সুন্দর (Beauty)

Sundar Poster | Credit: Soutik Das

Synopsis: 
One often hears: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. In Sundar, a play written by Mohit Chattopadhyay, search for a job lands Mallika in a plan hatched on this premise. As she meets people through the layers of the corporate ladder, a ruse leads to quintessential questions, examining relationships and delving deep into the human psyche.

Playwright: Mohit Chattopadhyay

Direction & Editing: Kallol Nandi

Casts:
Arjun Ghosh, Amartya Samadder, Chaitali De, Rituparna Banerjee, and Soutik Das.

Makeup:
Sarbani Samadder and Enakshi Das

Production Designers:
Soutik Das and Pranjal Karmakar

Premiered:
International Theater Festival 2021 organized by Aabaha on Sunday, December 19, 2021

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Resurrection

Resurrection Poster | Credit: Soutik Das

Synopsis: 
In the dark prison of Jerusalem, death by crucifixion awaits a young Rabbi and a notorious murderer. Before Pontius Pilatus lies a choice: to follow his conscience and set the Rabbi free or to succumb to the priests that demand his blood. Rabbi Jesus is declared guilty and Barabbas the murderer goes free. Or does he? Set in the turmoil that follows, “Resurrection” written by Soumitra Basu, tells the story of changing hearts, of struggle, of faith, of cruelty, and of hope.

Playwright: Soumitra Basu

Direction & Editing: Kallol Nandi

Casts:
Arnab Bose, Debarati Mitra, Kaushik Bardhan, Kaushik Basu, Pranjal Karmakar, Rituparna Banerjee, Soutik Das, Subhadeep Ghosh, Sudipta Samanta, and Sushen Das

Costume Designers:
Sonia Datta, Jaba Chaudhuri, and Debarati Mitra

Makeup:
Sanjukta Sarker

Production Designers:
Pranjal Karmakar and Kaushik Bardhan

Premiered:
International Theater Festival 2021 organized by Aabaha on Saturday, December 4, 2021

অসময় (Torment of the Times)

অসময় (Torment of the Times) Poster | Credit: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Synopsis: 
Questions have to be answered and truth looks right into their eyes when a thief, a mere child driven by hunger and deprivation, breaks into the home of a middle class family. Torn between what they know is right and yet at times knowingly going against their conscience to satisfy their need and greed, Asamay shows the wrangle between ideals and survival.

Playwright: Debasis Majumdar

Direction & Editing: Kallol Nandi

Cast:
Annesha Ghosh, Sushen Das, Richa Sarkar, Ishayu Dasgupta, and Subhro Maitra

Singer: Banhi Nandi

Premiered:
International Theater Festival 2020 organized by Aabaha at 3:15 PM, Sunday, December 13, 2020

Revolver

Revolver Poster | Credit: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Synopsis: 
Story of a simple old man who used violence to bring the justice in the society, but the criminals used his activities to their benefits.

Playwright: Debasis Majumdar

Direction & Editing: Kallol Nandi

Cast:
Prabir Bhattacharyya, Debatirtha Basu, Rina Datta Chakravorty, Kaushik Basu, Raka Das Saha, Kallol Nandi, Kaushik Datta, Aaria Saha, Arjun Ghosh, Amartya Samadder, Sushen Das, and Sudipta Samanta

Art Director: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Music: Amar Kumar Seth

Premiered:
International Theater Festival 2020 organized by Aabaha at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 5, 2020

স্বাধীনতা দিবস (Independence Day)

Swadhinata Dibas Poster | Credit: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Synopsis: 
A chance encounter brings two women from contrasting socio-economic backgrounds together as they search and define the meaning of individual freedom.

Playwright: Sharmila Maitra

Direction: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Cast:
Debarati Mitra, Rina Datta Chakravorty

Technical Director: Kallol Nandi

Swadhinata Dibas

অস্তিত্ব (Existence)

Astitwa Poster | Credit: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Synopsis: 
Time gives and time takes away. Astitwa is a story of loneliness, a story of remembrance, a story of love, of life and loss. It takes us into the world of man encompassed by grief and clutching on to memories that torment him and imprison him in a world away from reality. Shabin is seen to be battling with his wife’s ailment, her loss of reason brought on by the tragic death of their child. But as the story unfolds, the darkness and reality of Sabin’s own demons take over.

Original Story: Dipu Mahamud

Screenplay and Direction: Kallol Nandi

Cast:
Kaushik Bardhan, Debarati Mitra, Chaitali De, and Debatirtha Basu

Singer: Banhi Nandi

Set Design: Kaushik Bardhan

Art Director: Rina Datta Chakravorty

Premiered:
6th South Asian Theater Festival 2020 Digital Short Play Festival at 3:15 PM, Saturday, August 29, 2020