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‘Kaal Ratri’ at BSA today

  • Daily Sun Culture Report
  • 13 September, 2023 12:00 AM
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‘Kaal Ratri’ at BSA today
A scene from the play Kaal Ratri

Popular theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad will stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Kaal Ratri’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital today.

Padatik brings the drama on the stage marking the 21st death anniversary of its founder member ABU Mohammad Murtaish Kochi. 

Based on Lamisa Shirin Hossain’s story ‘The Lone Survivor’, the play ‘Kaal Ratri’ has been adapted by Tanvir Ahmed and directed by Wahidul Islam.

The story of the play revolves around the night of March 25, 1971, when Pakistani military killed thousands of innocent Bangladeshis. The plot of the story has been written based on the incidents that occurred in Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University and its nearby areas.

The play unfolds as a young girl asks his grandfather, who was a teacher of Dhaka University in 1971, about the war. Through stories and her encounter with a wounded Freedom Fighter, the girl gets to know about the war and its sheer horror.

The probable cast of the play includes Moshiur Rahman, Papiya, Imran Khan, Ikramul Islam, Chamak Tara, Jinia Azad,  Salman Shuvo, SM Limon, Jitu, Jibon, Shariful Islam, Kanta, Polash and others.