Theatre (Arambag), a popular theatre troupe of the country, will stage its romantic production titled ‘Nikhai’ at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital at 7:00 today.
‘Nikhai’ has been written and directed by Gazi Rakayet.The play explores one man’s romantic past with an unnamed woman and ends with a surprising reunion– not of the kind that one would expect in real life. The story begins with a dishevelled old man, namely Arafan Bhuiyan is walking along the bank of a river. At the same time, a police inspector and his wife come to cross the river. There is no boatman in sight. They meet Arafan and soon start a conversation.
Arafan, at ease in the presence of his new acquaintances, opens his heart up to them and reminisces about his younger days including an unsuccessful affair that he had with a woman. In a cinematic twist, it is revealed that the inspector’s wife is none other than the daughter of his beloved.
Featuring only three major and two minor characters, the play with its simple narrative technique and twists and turns kept the audience captivated.
Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, Prabir Dutt, Yousha, Touhidul Islam and Palash acted in different roles in the play.
Nikhai the play which is the 34th production of the theatre troupe.