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Shesher Kobita delights Kolkata audience

December 23rd, 2015 | by admin
Shesher Kobita delights Kolkata audience

Prangone Mor staged Shesher Kobita, a much-acclaimed romantic play of Tagore, at Ritwik Sadan Mancha in Kallany of Kolkata on Tuesday.
The special show of the play will made Amit-Labanya, a romantic couple from Rabindranath Tagore’s text and their oft-read romance, alive on stage again for the theatre-goers that evening.
The roles of Amit and Labanya for the play had aptly been played by real-life couple Nuna Afroz and Ananta Hira, often considered by theatre-lovers a brilliant chemistry of romance on stage.
Widely termed a landmark in the realm of romantic Bangla literature, ‘Shesher Kobita’ is mainly a much popular fiction by Tagore. Based on the work, theatre troupe Prangone Mor brought the play to the stage.
Directed by Nuna Afroz and scripted by Ananta Hira, ‘Shesher Kobita’, the sixth production of Prangone Mor, revolves around Amit, an Oxford-return barrister, who is playful, bombastic, and erudite and has an immense aura to others.
He, by fate, meets Labanya, a traditional Bangalee lady with the sense of sarcasm, through a car accident.
Instantly attracted to each other, their relationship develops over an exchange of letters that contain poems. However, with the passage of time, they have to face troubles and their faith in each other is tested as the story progresses.
Nuna Afroz said, “Theatre troupe Prangone Mor mainly focuses on the writings of Rabindranath Tagore. It is not easy to work with Tagore classic like ‘Shesher Kobita’ as it is not written in a play form. From now on, we, with this show, will love to stage the play regularly.”
“Though ‘Shesher Kobita’ as classic fiction, has many interpretations by many, its storyline features the eternal relations and romance between man and woman through poetic illustrations. While directing the play, I tried to understand Tagore’s philosophy of romance,” she added.
Nuna Afroz, Shuvechchha and Shumi acted as Labanya while the role of Amit was played by Ananta Hira and Ramiz Raju in the play.
Apart from the protagonists, the play included Mitali, Maimuna, Mithila, Aual Reza, Sarwar Alam Soikat, Mainul Tauhid, Asha and Dristi, among others, in different roles.

Source: The Daily Sun

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