Bukjhim Ek Bhalobasa

Date: 29th June 2024
Time: 6:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins
Venue: KCC Amphitheatre

Bukjhim Ek Bhalobasha is a tragic love story set against the backdrop of rural Bangladesh during the decaying years of the Mughal Empire. This poignant tale of Mansur Boyati and Chand Sultana evokes the spirit of medieval Sufi romances, reminiscent of legendary love stories such as Heer-Ranjha and Soni-Mahewal. Written by Syed Shamsul Haque, the narrative is interwoven with music, drawing inspiration from the traditional genre of Premakhyan.

The production by Aneek Kolkata seeks to honour Syed Shamsul Haque's exquisite language while blending traditional Boyati music elements with contemporary sounds, creating a unique theatrical experience. The music, directed by Subhadeep Guha, incorporates both traditional Boyati music and modern instruments like the banjo and guitar.

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Performance Details

The play is directed and narrated by the talented Sraman Chatterjee, who also plays most of the key characters. Supported by actors Sarbajit Ghosh and Sohini Chakraborty, the production is complemented by live music performed by Chakrapani Dev (rhythm), Sushruta Goswami (flute), Jayanta Saha (strings), and Subhadeep Guha.

About the Director: Sraman Chatterjee

Sraman Chatterjee has played substantial and lead roles in numerous theatre productions, including:
• RAKTAKARABI (Directed by Goutam Halder, PURBA PASHCHIM)
• KHOJ (Directed by Soumyajit Majumdar, LOK)
• FIVE GRAINS OF SUGAR (Play by Manav Kaul, Directed by Soumyajit Majumdar, LOK)
• KHELNA BHANGAR SHOBDO (Directed by Adhir Bose, EKUSH SHATAK)
• TOMOGHNO (Directed by Runu Chowdhury, EKUSH SHATAK)
• SHURER BADHONE (Directed by Runu Chowdhury, KUSHILAB)
• THE OGRE (Directed by Avisek Arora, NIGHT AND FOG)
• SHATABDIR SHESH (Directed by Runu Chowdhury, KUSHILAB)
• MONPAKHI (Directed by Apurba Roy, EKUSH SHATAK)
• DIL KI DUNIYA (Based on stories by Ismat Chughtai, Directed by Debleena Tripathi)
• BUKJHIM EK BHALOBASA (Self-directed solo act, produced by Aneek Kolkata)
• BHADRAJAA (Directed by Sudipto Chatterjee, Spectactors Ensemble)
• BHOOTANWESHI (Directed by Eenu Chakraborty, Bally Pravat Natya Samstha)

Film and Web Series Credits:

• Lead Actor in A Holy Conspiracy (Directed by Saibal Mitra)
• Lead in Kia and Cosmos (Directed by Sudipto Roy)
• Lead in DAMRU (Directed by Riya Agarwal)
• Ensemble Cast in The Goldfish Who Swam Out of the Fishbowl (Directed by Tathagata Ghosh)
• Lead in LEFT BEHIND (Directed by Debjit Bagchi)
• Supporting Actor in Chawlochitro Circus (Directed by Mainak Bhaumik)
• Supporting Actor in Bibaho Diaries (Directed by Mainak Bhaumik)
• Male Protagonist in Addatimes' rom-com series Flatmate (Directed by Abhra Chakraborty)