Savar-based theatre group Jagoroni Theatre is set to premiere their 15th production, “Rajar Chithi”, at the Centre for the Rehabilitation for the Paralysed (CRP)'s auditorium at Savar on the outskirts of the capital today at 7pm.
Mahfuza Hilali has written the play, and Debashish Ghosh has directed it.
Sharon Saha, Baharul Islam, Shoeb Hasnat Mitul, Yeasmin Shamim, Rafikul Islam Rani, Kazi Fahad, Shajib Gosh, Mahamuda Yeasmin Shumi, Shahanaz Akter Shimum, Ripa Hawlader, Rejwan Rimon, Bidhan Bishwas, and Bipasha Saha are in the cast.
The play revolves around Haridas Basak, an ardent fan of Rabindranath Tagore. In 1939 he writes a letter to Rabindranath, who replies to the letter and it changes his life. Haridas devotes himself to art and literature. In 1947 at the time of Partition, when many Hindu families leave for India, Haridas decides to stay at the address where Tagore wrote him to. Even further down the line at the Liberation War of 1971, his house is burned down and he comes back looking for that letter. The Pakistan Army confronts him as they hear Rabindranath's name.