One of the leading theatre troupes of the country Aranyak Natyadal is going to stage its much-acclaimed historical production ‘Bhangabanga’ today at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha in the city.
The play Bhangabanga, written by actor cum dramatist Mamunur Rashid and directed by Faiz Zahir, revolves the story of the tragic-comedy Bhangabanga based in a village on the Bangladesh-India border in Benapole following the partition in 1947.
It depicts the people of Benapole and Haridaspu-borders of two countries respectively. Several of Tagore’s characters like Bishu Pagla, Malini, Nandini, Bosonto Roy, Aparna, Nabin, Raja and others are involved in like trading, bargaining, slavery, whoring among others.
Tagore’s scripts and songs are referenced in Bangabhjanga, as some of his songs are demonstrated. It comprises the love story between Raja of Benapole and Malini of Haridaspur, presenting love breaking the barriers of barbed wires. The play comes to a major climax when it is shown that an unknown person who has arrived intends to visit Patisar.