Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

‘Bhager Manush’ at Shilpakala tomorrow

Somoy Theatre Troupe’s much-acclaimed production ‘Bhager Manush’ will be staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) tomorrow. 

The play ‘Bhager Manush’, which has been scripted by Mannan Heera from the short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’, written by Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, 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, 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 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 Akteruzzaman, Rezaur Rahman, Fakhrul Islam Mithu, Tofael Sarker, Mansura Rashid Lovely, Pavel Islam, Mahmudul Alam, Sunita Barua, Alamgir Hossain, Anowar, Sauny, Chondon Bos, Kabita and others.