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Event Info

Shri Ram Center
1 hour 55 mins
  • Language: Bengali
  • City / State: West Bengal
  • Directed By: Saurav Palodhi
  • Produced By: Thakurpukur Ichheymoto
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Ghoom Nei

Powerful stories of the struggles of workers from the lowest strata of society

Ghoom Nei revolves around workers from the lowest segment of society with abysmal standards of living, struggling under dictatorship. The play consists of several parallel stories of people facing existential crises - that of survival and safety. The plot travels through a dark broken highway, attempting to reach the bridge of light, illuminated by hope and camaraderie.

Parallel stories of the struggles of workers from the lowest strata of society
Ghoom Nei revolves around workers from the lowest segment of society with abysmal standards of living, struggling under dictatorship. That these are the people most impacted by gains and losses in a society is the central focus of the play. The play contains several parallel stories - the story of truck drivers and their existential crisis; the story of a dhaba and its owner; the story of an unemployed individual and his struggle to enter the mainstream; the story of an insane person and his sense of loneliness; the story of a senior individual to whom these other stories have no meaning; the story of two reporters and their constant search for a new story. A manifesto of the lowest working segment of society, the plot travels through a dark broken highway, attempting to reach the bridge of light, illuminated by hope and camaraderie.

Cast

Santanu Mondal
Ekkori

Subhashis Khamaru
Uddhab

Anurag Roy Chowdhury
Satyen

Muddassar Hossain
Police

Apratim Sarkar
Indra 

Suvajit Das
Reporter 1 (Prabir)

Abyay Sadhu
Reporter 2 (Nirmal)

Subhayan Ghosh
Radha

Kushal Chattapadhyay
Keshto

Arindam Sardar
Nakul

Krishnendu Saha
Hazra

Koushik Kar
Akhlaq

Raju Nandy
Sona

Raktim Sarkar
Chitrakut

Sumanta Das
Malik

Sajal Chakraborty
Jogu

 

Crew

Rajashree Ghosh and Subhendu Biswas
Backstage Managers

Manasi Sahoo
Subtitle Operator

Pramod Singh
Set Installation

Soumen Chakraborty
Light Direction and Operation

Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Light Assistant

Debdeep Mukherjee
Music Director

Shubhodip Roy
Sound Organizer

Kalyan Sarkar
Sound Projection

Turna Das and Apratim Sarkar
Costume Design

Thakurpukur Ichheymoto (Ensemble)
Set Design

Sulagna Nath and Santanu Mondal
Assistant Director 

This plot from the 70s seemed very relevant today. It is a play of the uncivilized. A bourgeois boss is greeted with a “Good Morning” whereas truck drivers do not even think twice before berating their boss in filthy language to get their justified wages. Ghoom Nei teaches us to think anew and to raise the red flag of the proletariat. The audience will return with a strongly tied fist at the end.