Malda Malancha
South Krishna Pally
P.O & Dist: Malda, West Bengal, Pin : 732101
Contact No. 7407055765 / 9434245792 /7584911214
Email  maldaha.malancha@gmail.com
Gambhira Gambhira
Director`s Note

I was born and brought up in a village. In those days there was no television. Radio was only the possession of the rich people. So we found our entertainment only in Jatra, Alkap, ManosaGan, Kirtan, Gambhira and other folk theatres. Among these Gambhira was the most powerful medium to depict the follies of the then society. It spoke the truth. It spoke for the common people. But now, days have changed. Entertainment has several fields and in the crowd of media and thousands of TV channels the true Gambhira is lost. I miss it. I miss its real flavour, its power to speak the truth. I feel for it and somewhere in my heart I feel the need to bring it back. This urge led me to write the script GambhiraGambhira and to direct it. For me theatre is the strongest medium to speak, to communicate. I felt that only theatre can tell the sorrows and sufferings of the Gambhira artists, it can show how it has been deprived of its freedom and losing its existence. This drama is an earnest endeavour to reflect the real picture of Gambhira and the present condition of the Gambhira artists.

Gambhira is the Malda's(a District of West Bengal) own identity. As Gambhirahas its own distinct identity and it bears the folk identity of Malda district, it was difficult to give it a dramatic shape. I have gone through a lot of experiments and study. Its language, tone, song, dance, body movement, costume, and theme - every part of it needed complete attention. It was not an easy task to string all the parts into a single thread. We have to arrange workshops, seminars, several talks with the Gambhira artist to bring clarity on each part of Gambhira. The play took near about eight months to produce. In these eight months we tasted the real flavour of Gambhira and earned great experience. The play GambhiraGambhira has a lot of possibility. Ithank Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India for its assistance. The production would not be successful without its assistance. Thank you.

Parimal Tribedi



The Director and Playwright

Director, actor, play writer and founder of Malda Malancha, Sri PARIMAL TRIBEDI is a well-known theatre personality in Bengali Theatre. For nearly forty years he has been practising theatre seriously. For the last twenty one years he is leading his present group MaldaMalancha in the mofussil district, Malda.In these years he has directed nearly fifty plays. He is also a renowned playwright. He has written many plays which have been staged and highly acclaimed. He has made his appearance in the theatre world as a director and actor at the age of thirteen years with his own script 'NapiterChalaki'. His keen interest in Jatra and Nataka led him to spend his whole life in theatre. He took theatre as his breath and despite of severe financial problem he has been continuing theatre successfully.

Some of the noted plays written by Mr.Tribedi are Alkap Maya Laxmikanta, Gambhira Gambhira, Laxmikanta, Ranir Ghater Brittanta, Bhalo Manush, Ratan, Udas Puja, Asamayer Bhabna, Lotun Jevan, Swasti, Lajja etc.

Thehighly acclaimed plays directed by Mr.Tribedi are Alkap Maya, Laxmikanta, Gambhira Gambhira, Ranir GhaterBrittanta, Bhalo Manush, Ratan,Udas Puja, Asamayer Bhabna, Lotun Jevan, Swasti, Lajja, Bisarjan, Dena Paona, DukhiChamarerKuthar, Abato, BibarnoBismoy, JibonJapon, Bodh, Bishalyokaroni and many other.



Synopsis of the Play

Nana Urchhis Batase Guddi Hoiya Porer Hate Lataityadiya... !!



The play tells the story of Bhubhan, a Gambhira artist. Bhubhan has the blood, the heart and the soul, which if not amalgamated together with truth, the real Gambhira is not possible. What we see today, Bhuvan says, is not the original Gambhira. It's only a mike, a mike to announce various projects like sanitation, literacy, health etc. It has lost its voice. The bandana that they once sang to please lord Siva, is now sung to please the political leaders. The voice which once spoke against the social follies and foibles, now advertises different projects. The mirror is obscure. Now Gambhira is only an attempt to prove how good the king is. The white curtain has become dark where the light is completely absorbed.Bhubhan fights against the stream and at last he becomes alone. The other artists, who work with him, leave him and become the puppet of the politicians. He finds no one to be his inheritance. When he sees that the real, the true Gambhira is lost, he completely breaks down. Then he finds his son, who has his blood, to be the suitable one where the true Gambhira still dwells.

GAMBHIRA GAMBHIRA

DURATION OF THE PLAY : 95 MINUITS



OFF STAGE

  SET DESIGN   CHINMAY CHAKRABORTY
  SET CONSTRUCTION   PRAN KRISHNA ROY
  MUSIC   DEBRAJ TRIBEDI
  LIGHT DESIGN   PRASHANTA GHOSH
  MAKE UP & DRESS   PRADYUT TALUKDAR/PRADIP NANDI
  GAMBHIRA SONG   ADWAITA BISWAS & PRASHANTA SHETH
  FLUTE   BINOY GHOSH
  DHAK   HABAL DAS
  SOUND RECORDING   GRAPHICS
  DANCE   MAHUYA CHAKRABORTY
  CHORIOGRAPHY   DEBKUMAR PAUL
  PLAY WRITER   PARIMAL TRIBEDI
  DIRECTOR   PARIMAL TRIBEDI
ON STAGE
  BHUBAN   PARTHA SARATHI ACHARYA
  PARBATI   PUNAM TRIBEDI
  DULAL   RITURAJ TRIBEDI
  SHETH   GOLAK SARKAR
  HARISH   PRABIR DAS
  TARAPADA   SAIKAT SARKAR
  BHOLA   MANOJ HALDAR
  TINKARI   PROSENJIT BARMAN
  SHIV-1   PROSENJIT BARMAN
  SHIV-2   YUBARAJ TRIBEDI
  DAROGA   RABI HALDAR
  CONSTABLE   PROSENJIT BARMAN
  S.P   RABI HALDAR
  AMIT BANERJEE   JOYRAJ TRIBEDI
  NILADRI   ASIM CHOUDHURY
  RANAJAN   PARIMAL TRIBEDI
  BAJNADER   MANOJIT SINGHA & SRIHARI DAS
  OTHETRS   YUBARAJ TRIBEDI, KIRIT BARDHAN, DEBRAJ TRIBEDI, BANANI TRIBEDI, & MOUSUMI TRIBEDI