Malda Malancha
South Krishna Pally
P.O & Dist: Malda, West Bengal, Pin : 732101
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Ranirghater Brittanta
About RANIR GHATER BRITTANTA

Ranir Ghat (Queen`s Ferry). Once, from somewhere came an insane woman there. Choube, the ferry man, Moyra bou and some of the distressed people of Ranir Ghat took pity on the insane named Suri Khepi and gave her shelter under a thatched roof. In anger or affliction, in wonder or delight, in hatred or wailing she utters only one word- "Baba". her youth makes her prey to the wild and passionate carnal desire of men....one night of storm and rain she gives birth to a male child which despises the hollowness of its father's identity and the so called society is again under trial in preserving its responsibility to protect and nourish the child. He grows up in the custody of each and every people of Ranir Ghat. In course of events he gets the name Faltu (having no Worth). Ismail, the only bus driver is followed by Faltu who becomes the driver of the same bus when Ismail becomes old. Faltu falls in love with Tuktuki- a girl of Ranir Ghat. When everyone in Ranir Ghat wants their marriage, Jagannath, Tuktuki's father becomes desperate in claiming the fatherhood of Faltu. He announces publicly that Faltu is his son. Faltu and Tuktuki are brother and sister. The proclamation fatherhood by Jagannath ruined the lives of Faltu and Tuktuki. For the last time Faltu tries to find the meaning of the word Baba. And somewhere in the revolving earth, Tuktuki......



Director`s Note

An insane, mad woman calls everyone baba even those who rape her. This haunts me. I read the heart rendering true story "RanirgahterBrittanta" by Saiyad Mustafa Siraj several years ago and I felt in it the truth when I see that this so called civilized society has so many SuriKhepis(Mad) in its lanes and alleys.Ranirghat (originally known as Radharghat) which is a real place in the district of Murshidabad in West Bengal is the main plot of the story. The ghat itself, its tea shops, the ferry man, the river and its unnumbered boats, the characters like Choube, Moira, Ismail, Faltu, Laxman, Joga, Darogababu and the mass and the relation among them -everything in the story attracts me. Above all the main attraction is SuriKhepi, an insane woman whose innocent uttering of the word 'baba' echoes in my ear even now. She can't speak any word except 'baba'. The people to whom she is a mere subject of fleshly desire are also called 'baba' by her. This hurts me, this pricks my heart. This doesn't allow me to sleep at night. So many plays are made on the theme of women malice. But I found them to be like poster drama or a kind of campaigning. They only campaign the message but they don't express their real feeling, their sufferings and their life cycle, their struggle to live. So is my effort to give the story a dramatic shape. This play depicts some characters whose stories are unsung and unheard. It tells the story of those who are born of without any father and still searching for their identity. The theme is universal as this story is true in the past, in present and in the future, in our country and in everywhere in the world. Everyday the newspapers and T.V. channels remind us of this very truth.It is a little effort from my part and my teams to tell their true stories and to make the present people of this world know their existence around us by the next lane, by the next house or somewhere inside the four walls.

Parimal Tribedi



The Director and Playwright

Director, actor, play writer and founder of MaldaMalancha,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 two 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.

His play "GambhiraGambhira" was performed in the 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav. The play got two shows- on 5th February at LTG and on 8th February at Aurangabad. The play was highly acclaimed and praised with great appreciation.

Some of the noted plays written by Mr.TribediareLaxmikanta,GambhiraGambhira, Laxmikanta, RanirGhaterBrittanta, BhaloManush, Ratan,Udas Puja, AsamayerBhabna, LotunJevan, Swasti, Lajja etc.

The highly acclaimed plays directed by Mr.TribediareLaxmikanta,GambhiraGambhira, RanirGhaterBrittanta, BhaloManush, Ratan,Udas Puja, AsamayerBhabna, LotunJevan, Swasti, Lajja, Bisarjan, Dena Paona, DukhiChamarerKuthar, Abato, BibarnoBismoy, JibonJapon, Bodh, Bishalyokaroni and many other.



Synopsis of the Play

RanirGhat (Queen`s Ferry). Once, from somewhere came an insane woman there. Choube, the ferry man, Moyrabou and some of the distressed people of RanirGhat took pity on the insane named SuriKhepi and gave her shelter under a thatched roof. In anger or affliction, in wonder or delight, in hatred or wailing she utters only one word- "Baba"(Father), her youth makes her prey to the wild and passionate carnal desire of men....one night of storm and rain she gives birth to a male child which despises the hollowness of its father's identity and the so called society is again under trial in preserving its responsibility to protect and nourish the child. He grows up in the custody of each and every people of RanirGhat. In course of events he gets the name Faltu (having no Worth). Ismail, the only bus driver is followed by Faltu who becomes the driver of the same bus when Ismail becomes old. Faltu falls in love with Tuktuki- a girl of RanirGhat. When everyone in RanirGhat wants their marriage, Jagannath, Tuktuki's father becomes desperate in claiming the fatherhood of Faltu. He announces publicly that Faltu is his son. Faltu and Tuktuki are brother and sister. The proclamation fatherhood by Jagannath ruined the lives of Faltu and Tuktuki. For the last time Faltu tries to find the meaning of the word Baba. And somewhere in the revolving earth, Tuktuki......

RANIR GHATER BRITTANTA

CASTS & CREDITS



  CAST   CREDIT
  Light :   Badal Das
  Set Design :   Sandip Bhattacharya
  MUSIC :   Parimal Tribedi
  Choubey :   Parimal Tribedi
  Jaga :   Saikat Sarkar
  Aswini :   Partha Sarathi Acharjee
  Ismai:   Prasenjit Barman/Prabir Das
  Madan :   Rabi Halder
  Faltu :   Joyraj Tribedi
  Chhoto Faltu :   Souharda Sarkar
  Census Babu :   Kanakendu Modak/Tanmay Dutta/Prabir Das
  Mayra Masee :   Dipti Ghosh
  Ebrahim :   Kanakendu Modak/Prabir Das/Rabi Haldar
  Laxmi :   Sefali Mandal/Punam Tribedi
  Surikhepi :   Banani Tribedi
  Laxman :   Golak Sarkar
  Lokjon :   Prabir Das/Tanmay Dutta/Jiten Das/Yubaraj Tribedi
  Tuktuki :   Mala Dey/Sanghamitra Roychoudhury