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Buddhijibir Moynatodonto

Director's Note

Every free-spirited person dreams a lot. They dream to keep fighting, to touch the skyline. Tipu held those kind of dreams within his heart and the flows of ink. So I could not return such a grand arrangement of character and hipocracy of the time. In today’s India, the self-proclaimed fascist aggression does not have the strength and courage to fight like the hard-working personals. So I focused on the native weapons of the day in a little bit of light. Tipu’s fight has become a strip in the patriotic conspiracy. This has also shown me the story of pseudo patriots.

Synopsis of Play

‘In this errant continent, in true proposition,

There is no land for you and me.’

 

A Marxist intellectual, steadfast in his ideals and commitments, faces an investigation. Various charges were raised against him in that serious courtroom. He was constantly beaten with an invisible whip. His past is revealed to be a long and painful story of humiliation, betrayal and failure. Gradually, all the kites in the sky turned black and came down in his dreams. We live in a society where we have to search the dictionary again and again to find the meaning of the words like individual freedom, democracy, where masks stand and act as human beings, and the people who survive the fight are encouraged to leave the field and run away. In the thick fog of unbelief, no face can be seen clearly; in the land of famine, we hear only word after word.

He will ask for forgiveness; but to whom?

He will plead for his life; But why?

The embers of fire hidden in the left side of his chest still wait, one day the song of life will sprout within the hard dry stone of the prison.

Premiered On: 25th Dec, 2020

Cast & Crew of Buddhijibir Moynatodonto

  • Wrishikalpa (Karna), Shatadal & Loknath Dey.

    Others

    Amit Chatterjee,  Shantanu Chattapadhyay,  Subrata Bhattacharjee, Srijeeta Dutta, Karna Chakroborty, Rachit Dey, Bhaswati Mukherjee, Arghya Mukherjee & Jhumur Saha.

    Calligraphy – Nilabha Chattapadhyay.

    Light Designer – Debasish Chakroborty.

    Stage Designer – Asit Dey & Rajib Bardhan.

    Requisition – Srijeeta Dutta.

    Production Supporter – Karna Chakroborty.

    Production – Biplab Bandyopadhyay.

    Assistance Director – Jhumur Saha.

    Director – Rajib Bardhan.

Creative Co-ordinators of Buddhijibir Moynatodonto

  • Set : Asit Dey and Ranjit Deb
  • Light Design : Debashish Chakraborty
  • Music : Pradip Majumdar and Budhhadev Das
  • Music lay-out: Buddhadev Das

Production Co-ordinators of Buddhijibir Moynatodonto

  • Production Controller: Santanu Chattopadhyay
  • Publicity and Production Assistant: Babin Das
  • Backstage: Swastik Ganguly, Srijeeta Dutta, Bipradip Roy, Supriya Dey, Rishikalpo Banerjee, Karna Chakraborty, Mrinal Baur, Ronit Dey, Shatadal Chakraborty, Subrata Bhattacharya, Santanu Chattopadhyay
  • Requisition: Sutapa Kundu and Jhumur Saha

Technical Co-ordinators of Buddhijibir Moynatodonto

  • Music Composer – Ayan Chowdhury.

    Music Player – Mrinal Baur.

Creators

  • Playwright: Girish Karnad
  • Translator: Ratan Kumar Das
  • Creative Advisor: Buddhadeb Das
  • Chief Advisor: Biplab Bandyopadhyay

Acknowledgement

  • Special Thanks – Kazi Nazrul Islam, Faiz Ahmed Faiz,Rahat Indori,  Arman, Amir Khusrow,Shani Arshad, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Sorbi, Sneha Khanwalkar,Rashid Khan,Vidya Shah, Suvendu Maity,Tapas Chakraborty, Kanhaiyalal Kumar,Pujan Sahil,Niranjan Sadan and Calcutta Youth Choir

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