GUWAHATI, Nov 24 � Dibakar Ki Gatha, the Hindi translation of Naren Patgiri�s critically acclaimed play Dibakarar Atmakatha, will be presented on November 25 and 26 at Rabindra Bhawan at 6.30 pm.
The play, directed by NSD graduate Daulat Vaid, is an attempt at popularising theatre of Assam and the unique folk music of the state at the national level. The music of Dibakar Ki Gatha is redolent of the folk music of the state and the play will be a new theatrical experience for the audience.
According to playwright Naren Patgiri, this is an inspiring step as the state has much to offer in terms of theatrical experiences. Patgiri pointed out that over the years, the theatre movement in the state has gained a lot of momentum and experimentation and inclusion of innovativeness has ushered in a whiff of fresh air on the stage.
�Theatre in Assam has developed and we have many good playwrights who have enriched the genre of drama. Translation of selected plays will take theatre of the state to a national audience but it should be a continuous process,� said Patgiri adding that the process should not end with just one play.
On the other hand, Patgiri said that a national perspective will act as the muse for playwrights here to come up with more quality plays. �We have no shortage of quality original plays and more experienced people should come forward to translate these plays into Hindi,� said Patgiri.
The show will be inaugurated by actor Mukesh Tiwari on the first day and he will also interact with the audience and share his views and experiences before the show begins. On the second day, actor Meghna Malik, a popular face in the small screen, will interact with the audience.
The play has two characters that will be enacted by Siddharth Mukherjee and Gunamoni Baruah.