Munier Chowdhury's iconic play “Kobor”, staged by Naboshikha Natyadal, opened a 12-day theatre festival in Sylhet's Kobi Nazrul Auditorium on Thursday February 22. The festival is being organized by Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet marking International Mother Language Day.
As the audience entered the hall, a large procession rumbled on stage with the slogan “Rastro Bhasha Bangla Chai”, symbolizing the Language Movement.
The houseful audience were taken back to the 1952 and the Language Movement, as they witnessed the play in pin-drop silence. The play was directed by Faridul Fardeen, while reputed thespian Sudip Chakrabharty supervised the production and Tanmoy Nath assisted the director.
Earlier in the afternoon, the festival was inaugurated at the open stage of the auditorium by lighting clay lamps. Ekushey Padak Laurette Sujeyo Shyam inaugurated the festival.
Momin Uddin Bhuiyan was posthumously honoured at the inaugural ceremony for his contribution to the theatre movement. Thokcham Anil Kishan Singha was also honoured for his contribution to the cultural movement in Sylhet.
The festival will showcase a total of 12 plays throughout the festival.