Sup-Ek-Prahashan | March 2, 2012, 5 pm, Sri Ram Centre
Nomiated for: Best Play, Best Director, Best Lighting Design, Best Innovative Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Supporting Actor (Female), Best Original Script, Best Ensemble, Best Choreographer
Produced by: Akhara Gharnatya Prasikshan Kendra
Directed by: Ashim Kumar Sharma
Duration: 1hr 30min
Sup-Ek Prahashan is based on the regime of Raja Dharmaswar who wants his people to keep mum even though the kingdom was facing storm of hunger and other evils while he entertains himself with wine and woman. But then there is revolt against the dictatorship from the young blood. The king makes all the bureaucrats, critics, poets of his regime to praising him by offering money and other lucrative awards. They all accept king’s offer and do accordingly inspite of all the illegals happening around. But the revolt becomes a mass act and the people march towards the king palace. The king’s wife, son, senapati and other assembly members escape from the palace leaving the king alone. Finally the King is demoted by the people for a new era of justice, peace and prosperity.
I have always been attracted towards Ankiya Nat, the form of traditional drama based on legends and scriptures that was conceptualized and put into effect by the great Vaisnava Saint Srimanta Sankar Dev. Subsequently during a three month long workshop on Ankiya Nat which was held under the drama society Akara Ghar in 1995, I wrote this play which was staged in that year at various places. The popular acceptance of the drama by the audience and the reviews published in various leading newspapers and magazines developed a deep conviction in me that this form of drama with fusion of the traditional with the modern will be able to positively contribute towards the world of Theatre and Drama.
Ashim Kr. Sharma Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Original Script, Best Lighting Design, Best Choreographer, Best Costume Design
Ashim Kumar is a theater activist, associated with various professional and government bodies in theater works since 1975. He is known as an actor, director and writer in the theatre world. He has more than 150 stage dramas as an actor with various groups to his credit. Apart from directing numerous documentaries and dramas for Doordarshan, he has worked with All India Radio for various dramas.
Pranati Bora: Best Supporting Actor (Female)
Pranati Bora has been associated with stage since 1992. She has acted in various plays; some of those are Junaki Paruwa, Nila Sorai, Jorow Rowa Poroja, Sup- Ek- Prahashan, Hemlet, Moi Ata Hap and Suti. She has participated in dramas/plays for All India Radio and Doordarshan too.
Manik Borabayan Best Choreographer
Manik Borabayan is a member of Centre for Sattriya Music & Theatre Traditions, Guwahati under Sangeet Natak Academy. Apart from directing music for plays, both for TV and Radio, he has also acted in more than 30 performances of plays Satriya Nrtiya, Khol and Raag. He also directed Music (Sattriya Part) for the Assamese Film; Kadam Tale Krishna Nache. For his contributions to music and theatre, he was conferred with Sangeet Natak Academy award in 2011.
Papu Dutta Best Innovative Sound Design
Papu Dutta has more than 15 years in Sound Recording and Mixing. He has worked with various theatre groups and has designed sound for more than 100 plays.
Cast and Credit
Jitu Ranjan Chetia
Manash Pratim Hazarika
Gyan Deb Konch
Binanda Bilash Konwar
Writer-Director: Ashim Kr. Sharma
Music Director: Manik Bora Borbayan
Light Operator: Sanjoy Chah
Light Operator& Design: Ronell Hussain