The play, “Tirthojatri” is adapted from popular writer Humayun Kabir’s philosophical fiction “Tirthojatri Tinjon Tarkik.” The play is co-written by the fiction's original author, and Tauquir himself.
“Tirthojatri”, directed by Tauquir Ahmed, took the stage at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka recently. This production marks the 16th instalment from his theatre troupe Natyakendra. Prior to this, Tauquir presented the play to the expatriate audience at the Queens Theater in New York on March 18.
Tauquir Ahmed fondly recalled the days when the Mahila Samity, located in Bailey Road, was the thriving hub of theatre until the 1990s. While the legacy now extends to the grandeur of BSA, the director shared his concerns about the scarcity of theatres in the city, adding, “I am concerned that we need more theatres in the city.”
February 4 is a special day for Ekushey Padak winning legendary actor, director and play-wright Abul Hayat. It was on this day in 1970, that he had started his married life with Mahfuza Shirin. Together, they have completed 53 years together, happily stepping onto their 54th year.
As February approaches, writers are gearing up for this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela, in hopes of publishing their books and interacting with fans. Like every year, several celebrities are also busy with publishing and promoting their new books.
"Joyjatra" begins in a remote village. Even though the Liberation War is already underway, there is a sense of denial regarding the looming danger.
We at the Seba Bangla Library in Atlanta recently screened Tauquir Ahmed's Fagun Haway (In Spring Breeze). The film, based on the 1952 language movement, is a mixed bag—while it truly soars in concept and approach, its execution is flawed.
In a country where our identities are deeply rooted in our history, its influence on cinema is only inevitable. Based on the 1952 Language Movement, actor turned director Tauquir Ahmed's latest venture 'Fagun Hawa' brings forth a promising story. Lead actors, Siam and Tisha and director Tauquir indulge in an exclusive interview with Rafi Hossain, talking about their upcoming film and the scope of the Bangladeshi film industry.