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Jyotirupa full-length drama festival concludes

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 13 � The curtains came down on the 3rd Jyotirupa Singha Purush Radha Govinda Baruah full-length drama festival on Saturday with staging of Abhisar, a play based on a poem of Rabindra Nath Tagore.

The four-day drama festival at Rabindra Bhawan here could entertain the theatre lovers and on all the days a sizeable number of Guwahatians made it to the auditorium. The bouquet of plays highlighting the complexities and the decay triggered by transitions across society went well with the spectators.

It needs to be mentioned here that a total of four selected plays were staged during this drama festival.

�I really enjoyed Aitijya. It reflected the problems of the contemporary society,� said Nandita Gogoi who was present on all the days of the festival. This play was directed by noted theatre personality Bhagirathi and staged on the first day of the festival. Bhagirathi�s powerful acting kept the audience mesmerised.

Dumukshi staged on the second day of the festival was appreciated by the theatre lovers, but some pointed out that the director missed the scope of improvement. This play was based on a Rabha myth depicting love and its tragic end and directed by Sukracharya Rabha. This young theatre artiste has earned laurels for taking theatre to the grassroots.

�The festival has been gaining its popularity over the years and this year we were really taken aback by the huge response of the theatre lovers,� said Bhuban Lahkar, secretary of Jyotirupa, a socio-cultural organisation. He further added that each play was experimental and directed by young theatre artistes.

The famed Charandas Chor by Habiv Tanveer, adapted to reflect the local ethos by Anup Hazarika and Bhagirathi was staged on the third day of the festival before a full house audience.

�We are grateful to the theatre lovers for making the festival a success and we hope to give a platform to more upcoming theatre artistes and groups,� said Lahkar.

On the last day of the festival, the organisers felicitated president of Asom Natya Sanmilon Abdul Mazid, CMD of Numaligarh Refinery Dr BK Das and General Manager of Oil India, Narengi D Phukan.

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