Confession Poster | Credit: Kallol Nandi

Basabi, a former political activist who had been imprisoned decades ago by the government then, is now married to a Human Rights Commissioner responsible for investigating corruptions and misconducts in public offices. Unexpectedly, Basabi finds one of his husband’s friends striking resembles with the doctor who had tortured and molested her during her time in prison. This discovery triggers Basabi’s determination to uncover the true identity of this man. As the story unfolds, each character undergoes personal growths and faces the consequences of their actions. However, the central question remains: Will justice prevail?

Playwright: Ujjwal Chattopadhyay

Direction, Music, and Set Design : Kallol Nandi

Akashlina Sayed, Prabir Bhattacharyya, Shubhagato Bhattacharjee, Debleena Bandopadhyay, Soutik Das, and Kaushik Bardhan.

Light: Ambarish Mitra

Sound: Enakshi Das

Dress and Makeup: Banhi Nandi

Aabaha Art and Theater Festival 2023, organized by Aabaha on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at The Eagle @Sugar Hill, 5029 W Broad St NE, Sugar Hill, GA 30518, USA

কবিমশাই (The Poet)

Kobimashai Poster

A hard working man struggled to get a quiet time to foster the poet inside him, but he never gave up his dream and hope till death.

Playwright: Ujjal Chattopadhyay

Direction: Soumitra Mitra

Kallol Nandi, Kaushik Datta, Soumitra Mitra, and Pranjal Karmakar.

Light & Sound: Ambarish Mitra

Set design: Kallol Nandi and Soumitra Mitra

BPACON 2022 on Saturday, September 3, 2022

পটলবাবু ফিল্মস্টার (Patalbabu Filmstar)

Poster Credit: Kallol Nandi

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

Patalbabu Filmstar (Selected Scenes Only)

অসময় (Torment of the Times)

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

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

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

Singer: Banhi Nandi

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

স্বাধীনতা দিবস (Independence Day)

Swadhinata Dibas Poster | Credit: Rina Datta Chakravorty

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

Debarati Mitra, Rina Datta Chakravorty

Technical Director: Kallol Nandi

Swadhinata Dibas

অস্তিত্ব (Existence)

Astitwa Poster | Credit: Rina Datta Chakravorty

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

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

Singer: Banhi Nandi

Set Design: Kaushik Bardhan

Art Director: Rina Datta Chakravorty

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