Daibaddha - SmaranniK Theatre Festival 2018
"Sayak's Daibaddha works like a dream. Meghnad Bhattacharya brings out the tension within a family of three with an almost Chekhovian indirection" - THE STATESMAN
BOUND BY RESPONSIBILITY!
It was merely trysted with destiny for Gagan, a lorry driver, when about 18 years ago he came across Sita, insulted and tormented in her well-established grooms house, desperately trying to commit suicide with her little baby. Gagan hopped down from his vehicle and saved Sita and her little baby. In course of time, these uneven lives get emotionally locked with each other. Tender love and affection spring spontaneously in the simple susceptible heart of Gagan, passionately reciprocated by his growing sensitive daughter Jhinuk. But even then Sita could hardly forget her former ego. And so the inevitable Nemesis casts it appalling shadow one day. Sita, Gagan and Jhinuk have to bleed upon the thorns of cruel realities, when Jiban, the loyal assistant of Gagan, or Debu, betrothed to Jhinuk stand taken aback and feel only the surface of the tragedy. A new emotion of love and trust then ushers in from that moribund family structure to fill the void. It matters little whether the age-old society is ready to accept the iconoclastic truth. But an emotional response to meet the challenge of a bolder responsibility gets the better of all obstacles.
This play is going to be a wonderful experience.