Popular theatre troupe Somoy’s much-acclaimed production Bhager Manush’s 185th stage show will be held at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.
The play, which has been adapted by Mannan Heera from Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s Tobatek Singh, focuses on the sufferings of the people living near the border area during the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947.The play, directed by Aly Zaker, depicts the story of Tek Singh, a mental patient in a hospital, who strongly opposes the partition that has separated a nation in the name of religion. But, no one pays heed to his words.
Through using satires the play also tries to depict that the partition of a country not only divides a country into two geographically, but also divides its customs, culture and more.
The play tells the story of lives changed by the partition of India and how it has left a lasting impact on the society irrespective of caste, creed and gender.
The probable cast of the play includes Pavel Islam, Akteruzzaman, Rezaur Rahman Rigon, Fakhrul Islam Mithu, Mansura Rashid Lovely, Mahmudul Alam, Tofael Sarker, Sunita Barua, Anowar, Sauny and others.