Synopsis: 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)
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.
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