Abdullah Al-Mamun has pioneered the renown of Bangladeshi theatre. Plays written by him like Subachan Nirbashane, Ekhon Dusshomay, Shenapati, Ekhono Kritadas, Kokilara, Spardha, Meraj Fakirer Maa and others are being performed all over the country continuously. To observe his death anniversary a special memorial programme titled “Bahumatrik Abdullah-Al-Mamun” was aired last night on Bangladesh Television (BTV). Thespian Al Mansur directed the programme with assistance from Masud Chowdhury and Md Asgar Ali. The programme brought together well-wishers, relatives of Abdullah-Al-Mamun to reflect on his life and works. On the other hand theatre troupes Natyam Repertoire and Praktoni stages the dramas Charidike Juddha and Partha Pratim. The later one is based on Budhadev Bose’s work and is produced by a member of Abdullah-Al-Mamun theatre troupe’s conglomerate. The dramas were presented at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Abdullah Al Mamun had successfully led Bangladesh Television for a long time starting from its very inception in 1965. Mamun wrote his first stage play, Niyotir Parihas, in 1950. Subsequently, under the guidance of Muneir Chowdhury. ‘Sangshaptak’ produced and directed by Abdullah Al-Mamun is one of the most famous TV dramas of Bangladesh Television. Amongst his films Angikar (1972), Sareng Bou (1978), Ekhoni Somoy, Sokhi Tumi Kaar are the most appreciated ones. He received numerous national awards including the prestigious Ekushey Padak, National Film Award and Bangla Academy Award as recognitions of his creativity. He was not only a playwright but also an actor and a filmmaker. His literary works mostly depict the contemporary issues of Bangladesh in a creative way.