Monday, 30 January, 2023

Batighar’s ‘Urnajal’ after one year

Batighar’s ‘Urnajal’ after one year

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Popular theatre troupe Batighar is going to stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Urnajal’ after one-year hiatus. Two shows of ‘Urnajal’ will be held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in December.

The 30th show of the play will be held at the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA on December 2 and 31st show will be held at the National Theatre Hall of the academy on December 5.

Bakar Bokul has written and directed the play.

The main theme of the play is religious bigotry. ‘Urnajal’ shows how religion can misinterpreted and used for the benefit of extremist outfits and people with dishonest intent.

The story was set in a village where people live harmoniously despite differences in their religious beliefs, interests and allegiances. But it all starts to change when an expat, Khaled, returns home and starts propagating extremism and militancy in the name of religion and hatred against other belief.

Kahled and his cohorts try to establish one particular style of living forcing others to follow suit. His hatred towards bauls and calling their lifestyle ‘haram’ (forbidden) shock and surprise many but at the same time win support of some people.

The probable cast of the play includes Mukto Neel, Saddam Rahman, Sanjoy Goswami, Sweety Sarker, Khalid Hasan Rumi, Moniruzzaman Feroz, Shishir Sarker, Faisal Ahammed and others.