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পদ্মা নদীর মাঝি
January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm IST ₹100 - ₹300
- Padma Nadir Majhi (Boatman of the river Padma) is based on a classic novel by Manik Bandopadhyay. The work is based on the life of fishermen, who eke out a living from the catches they make from the unpredictable river Padma. The hopes and aspirations, despair and grief and longings for a better life of this downtrodden community has been well brought out in this play.
- A small bunch of fisher folk live with their families eking out a survival-level existence depending on the whims, fancies and moods of their lifeline – the river Padma. A storm snatches destroys their catch and most of them are forced into penury. The landlord and his assistant offer further exploitation in the guise of help when Hosen Miya appears like an angel in disguise. Moynadeep is an island, a metaphor and a myth discovered, developed and owned by Hosen Miya who offers succour to the fisher folk when they are in trouble. He makes no distinction between men and women by virtue of their religious identity. But the fishermen and women are not very confident because of his Muslim identity reinforced by the misadventures of Rashu and Aminuddin who return from Moynadeep shattered and in tatters, narrating a horror story of their experience on Hosen Miya’s dreaded island. Is Hosen Miya the angel he appears to be? Or is he really a devil in disguise?