Director's Note

For a long time, discussions were on, to make a one-act play. The process started, with collective effort, the rehearsals started too, the play was named “Bonobhumi”, which is based on Sri Rabindranath Thakur’s Lipika’s “BHULSWARGA”.

With the combination of good and bad the theatre preparations progressed, we tried to build this production. Prachyo’s member’s good efforts were also present. Let’s see, if this ‘try’ turns out to be a ‘work’ or not.


Rehearsal room, and its practices, with that, buildup of moments, moments of a life, moments of surviving, surviving to its true sense.

When Sri Rabindranath Tagore, penned, his short story, “BHULSWARGO”, he knew for sure, about 100 years later or more, ‘relevance’ is the word we would shout to.  A ‘wrong-heaven’, as the name illustrates, describes the journey of a common man, who is ‘nothing’ but a human, who is out of the rat-race, who is content, who is peaceful, who is creative, and who is living!!

When this common man dies, instead of taking him to the ‘right’ heaven, if we find one, he is mistakenly taken to the ‘wrong’ heaven — where the people are chained and forced to run the rat-race, discontentment, greed, misery, protocol life-style, is their only way of ‘living’. The people are machines here. The common man feels lost, and roams around confused, the only friend he gets is the dying tree, which he waters daily, to bring it back to life.

The understated life continues, until he meets a girl, who understands his ideologies of life, or tries to understand. “Life”, in its true attire surrounds the ‘wrong’ heaven, all the people living there are influenced by the magic of “Life”. They start realizing the true essence of life ——Journey Continues.

So  does the rehearsals of these NGO students under the guidance  of their young director and a forest ranger officer, who try to survive all odds in their practical life (‘wrong’ heaven’) to portray “ Bhulswarga” — ‘Wrong heaven’, to the people living in those forests, to make them aware of true life, true essence of nature.

Premiered On: 2nd Nov 2016

Cast of Bonobhumi

  • Bhaswati Mukherjee
  • Kaushik Ghosh
  • Saoli Chattopadhyay
  • Gaurav Bhatta
  • Prasenjit Chakraborty
  • Soumya Mukherjee
  • Sandeep Debnath
  • Santanu Chatterjee


  • Source: Rabindranath Thakur
  • Acknowledgment: Jibananda Das
  • Play, Stage & Direction: Shantanu Chattopadhyay
  • Chief Advisor : Biplab Bandyopadhyay
  • Music and music execution: SaoliChattopadhyay
  • Choreography: Sujay Raj Maitra