GUWAHATI, Sept 10 - The 11th annual Brajanath Sarma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival got under way at Rabindra Bhawan last evening. It will conclude on September 15.
The ceremonial festival lamp was lit by Brajanath Sharma�s daughter Nirmala Mishra and granddaughter Neelakshi Mishra Sharma. It was formally inaugurated by former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Tezpur University, lyricist, poet and actor Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury.
The souvenir, Kohinoor, was released by Professor Emeritus of the Gauhati University and writer Dr Khanin Chowdhury.
The function was followed by the first night�s play Chan 2200 presented by Natyam from Puranigudam. The playwright is Jayanta K Bora and its director Anjan Bhuyan. The play speaks about how machines were gradually going to be an inherent part of human life, eroding human values in the process. In the year 2200, how much of human life will be controlled by machine and what will be the quantum of space for human values, has been nicely showcased by the play.
This evening, Samahar Natya Gosthee staged their new play PIL-99, written and directed by Dr Sitanath Lahkar. The drama highlights rampant corruption, even in the name of drinking water, and poignantly presents how the verdict of the people�s legal battle is stalled by the powers that be.
Guwahati-based Prayas will present Oposriyomaan tomorrow. The playwright and the director of the play are Uddipta Kumar Bhattacharyya and Rituparna Kalita respectively. The play depicts the unimaginable misery of the people affected by the State�s devastating floods, which is further aggravated due to the political game smeared with corruption and yellow journalism by a section of media. The drama ends with the hope of a changed democratic and egalitarian society.