Thursday, 9 December, 2021

‘Mukti’ delights Shilpakala audience

‘Mukti’ delights Shilpakala audience
A scene from the play‘Mukti’

Natyadal ‘Theatre’ staged the 100th show of its much-acclaimed production ‘Mukti’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital on Friday evening.

The artistes of the play held the audience spellbound by their fabulous performances.

Adopted from famous American playwright Lee Blessing’s ‘Independence’, Mijarul Quayes has written the story of the play while Tropa Majumdar, daughter of noted artistes Ramendu Majumdar and Ferdousi Mazumdar, has directed it.

Quayes has rewritten the play keeping in mind the Bengali social context while maintaining the original storyline.

The story of the play revolves around a woman and her three daughters. Legendary TV actress Ferdousi Mazumdar has played the role of mother while Tanvin Sweety, Tamanna Islam and Tanjum Ara Shilpi portrayed the characters of Shohini, Rojoni and Damini respectively in the play.

The play begins with the homecoming of Rojoni, the career-driven eldest of three daughters, at the request of her younger sister Damini. Potrayed as lovable and caring, Damini is her mother’s caregiver but tension builds up as it becomes apparent that she is pregnant and her boyfriend Shimanto refuses to marry her. Shohini, the third daughter, is an outspoken and rebellious teenager whose attitude adds to the charged atmosphere immediately following Rojon’s return.

The iconic actress Ferdousi Majumdar portrays the pathologically self-absorbed mother in the play. She is a complex character torn between duties and feelings who wreaks havok on her daughters emotional lives, behind the guise of an affectionate and devoted parent.  

About the 100th stage show of the play, Tropa Majumdar said, “I’m overwhelmed by the audience response. Since its premiere show on November 27 in 2004, we are getting same response from our audience. The entire team has worked hard for the play. I hope, the audience will also with us in future.”