A tribute to Assamese playwright on June 11
ASSAM SAHITYA SANMILAN’S BEST ACTOR AWARD WINNER BIKRAM RAJKHOWA WILL PLAY THE PROTAGONIST
NAVI MUMBAI: Natyam, an amateur drama group in association with Brahmaputra Cancer Care Society (BCCS) will stage an Assamese play ‘Karengar Ligiri’ (Maid of Palace) at the Cidco auditorium in Vashi on June 11.
The programme will be a tribute to Rupkonwar Jyoti Prashad Agarwalla, a legendry cultural icon and playwright from Assam.
The play was also written by Agarwalla in 1937.
“Karengar Ligiri is a perfect blending of human emotion, empathy, love and affection, violence and hatred and joy and sorrow,” said Pranjal M Bharadwaj, the play’s director.
“Even thinking of staging the epic in Mumbai with the local amateur actors is a challenge. Natyam is making a sincere effort to keep the original flavour intact,” he added.
Assam Sahitya Sanmilan’s best actor award winner Bikram Rajkhowa, popularly known as Biki, will play the protagonist Music director and Rajat Kamal Award winner Anurag Saikia and sound engineer Sukumar Dutta will lend their talent.
BCCS is a non-profit which has been working for the cancer patients since 2010.
“The play’s ground-breaking message modernised Assamese theatre. It beautifully portrays the conflict in the protagonist’s mind, which was between his revolutionary thoughts and the feudalistic social norms,” said Bharadwaj.