The girl between A Realistic Play in HINDI
Duration 1 hour and 20 mints
Design & Direction: BAHARUL ISLAM
Associate director: Bhagirathi
Production: Seagull Theatre
Guwahati, Assam, INDIA
The play Premiered in the RABINDRA UTSAV
On 13th September 2008 in Kolkata
About the play
Madhyabartini, a classic story of Rabindra Nath Tagore is in fact an instinctive expression of one man and two women about love in marital life.
NIVARAN and HARASUNDARI have been leaving as husband and wife without extension of the life. One day Harasundari makes a strange request to Nivaran that he should go for another marriage with a young girl SAILOBALA.After repeated insistences, Nivaran has finally agreed.Young bride Sailobala enters into Nivaran’s house.Nivaran starts getting taste of Love.Harasundari feels deprived as if somewhere she has been betrayed.At the age of forty plus Nivaran receives freshness of life, because of Sailobala.On the other side, Sailobala feels suffocated out of Nivaran’s over whelming love. It’s a triangular story of love and pain.At last, pregnant Sailobala dies.Again, after a long interval, Nivaran and Harasundari go to the bed, but because of psychological presence of one woman they could not sleep together.An undesired woman starts crying in between them and she is MADHYABARTINI.
Synopsis of the play
Madhyabartini-the girl between
Of Tagore is infecting an excellent chapter of human desire to sense of liberty.
While HARASUNDARI expresses a unique kind of instinct to free herself from the age-old psychology of woman:
No room for another woman in the life of one’s husband….
SAILOBALA has totally suffocated
With the over whelming love and affection
From her husband NIBARAN.
SAILOBALA quests for psychological freedom or relaxation
From the relentless pressure of love…The play depicts few other issues relating to man woman relationship too…
But mainly it carries a complex consciousness towards
I know nothing
To explore Tagore
Because I read Tagore a little bit.
But I can say If anyone read Tagore
His or her perspective in the life changes.
We all knowTime keeps changing.
With time changes society, psyche of the individual.
But I feel-The characters, situations, conflicts, dilemma
In the story MADHYA BARTINI
Are still relevant.
Secondly, I am a student of Theatre.
So, my play production tries to
Discover the complexities of the situations in the story
After a careful understanding of the same
by the production team.
Experiencing all character’s psychology-
It’s my searching-
Regarding a free lancer,
Regarding own journey.
For the play production MADHYABARTINI
Baharul Islam: Nivaran
Kismat Bano: Sailobala
Chandan Deka: Ramlochan, the honor of Dhulia party
Pallabi: Stree 1
Kalyani: Stree 2
Rajashree: Stree 3
Meghali: stree 4
Bimal: Assistant of Ramlochan
Kokil: Assistant of Ramlochan
Original story: Rabindra Nath Tagore
Dramatization: Naren Patgiri
Costume design: Bhagirathi
Light designing: Bhagirathi
Light operation: Rajiv
Choreography: Gunakar Dev Goswami and Bhagirathi
Production Manager: Dinesh Kakati
Property: Akan Das
Music system operation: Dinesh Kakati
Associate director: Bhagirathi
Music, set, design and Direction: Baharul Islam