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Online Booking for 35th NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL


16Dec 2018SUNDAY10:00 am

A-Pobitro (BENGALI) Felicitation: Shri Asit Basu

Ashokenagar Natyaanan, Kolkata

Drama: Chandan Sen

Direction: Chandan Sen

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

16Dec 2018SUNDAY3:00 pm

Anto-Aadi-Anto (BENGALI) Duration : 1 hrs 10 min

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Marguerite Duras/ Rudraprasad Sengupta

Direction: Debsankar Halder

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

16Dec 2018SUNDAY5:00 pm

Left & Right (HINDI) Street play Duration : 25 min

Dinkar Sharma, Jharkhand

Drama: Dinkar Sharma

Direction: Dinkar Sharma

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

(Academy Foyer)

16Dec 2018SUNDAY6:00 pm

INAUGURATION &
Rani Kadambini
(BENGALI) Duration : 1 hrs 50 min

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Narayan Sanyal/ Swatilekha Sengupta

Direction: Sohini Sengupta

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

17Dec 2018MONDAY6:30 pm

Khamoshi Sili Sili (HINDI) Duration : 2 hrs 10 min

National School of Drama
Repertory Company, Delhi

Drama: Joseph Stein/ Asif Ali Haider Khan

Direction: Suresh Sharma

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

18Dec 2018TUESDAY6:30 pm

Aarshi (BENGALI) Duration : 2 hrs

Nandipat, Kolkata

Drama: Tirthankar Chanda

Direction: Prokash Bhattacharya

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

19Dec 2018WEDNESDAY6:30 pm

Maya Megh (NEPALI) Duration : 1 hrs 45 min

NSD Sikkim Theatre Training Centre, Gangtok

Drama: Tripurari Sharma/ Hasta Kr. Chettri

Direction: Tripurari Sharma

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

20Dec 2018THURSDAY6:30 pm

Bidesia (BHOJPURI) Duration : 1 hrs 45 min

Nirman Kala Manch, Patna

Drama: Bhikhari Thakur

Direction: Sanjay Upadhyay

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

21Dec 2018FRIDAY3:00 pm

Kamladevi: “Yadon Ki Kuch Panne” (HINDI) Duration : 1 hrs 10 min

Seagull, Guwahati

Drama: Vaidehi / Madhavi S. Bhandari

Direction: Bhagirathi Bai

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

21Dec 2018FRIDAY5:00 pm

Raasta (BENGALI) Street play Duration : 45 min

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Saptarshi Maulik

Direction: Saptarshi Maulik

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

(Academy Foyer)

21Dec 2018FRIDAY7:00 pm

Taray Taray (BENGALI) Felicitation: Shri Anjan Dutt Duration : 1 hrs 45 min

Swapnasandhani, Kolkata

Drama: Srijato Bandyopadhyay/ Koushik Sen

Direction: Koushik Sen

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

22Dec 2018SATURDAY10:00 am

Bahoner Baynakka (BENGALI) Children-friendly play Duration : 1 hrs

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Dipanwita Roy

Direction: Arghya Dey Sarkar

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

22Dec 2018SATURDAY3:00 pm

Athoi Jal (BENGALI)

Purba Paschim, Kolkata

Drama: Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay/
Ujjwal Chattopadhyay

Direction: Bratya Basu

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

22Dec 2018SATURDAY6:30 pm

Mrityunjoy & Byatikram (BENGALI) 1 Ticket, 2 Play Duration : 1 hrs 10 min (Mrityunjoy) & 1 hrs 20 min (Byatikram)

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama (Mrityunjoy): Saptarshi Maulik

Direction (Mrityunjoy): Sohini Sengupta

Drama (Byatikram): Bertolt Brecht/ Rudraprasad Sengupta

Direction (Byatikram): Rudraprasad Sengupta

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

23Dec 2018SUNDAY10:00 am

Athhoi (BENGALI) Duration : 2 hrs 40 min

Natadha, Howrah

Drama: William Shakespeare/
Arna Mukhopadhyay

Direction: Arna Mukhopadhyay

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

23Dec 2018SUNDAY3:00 pm

Goynar Baksho (BENGALI) Duration : 2 hrs

Baghajatin Alaap, Kolkata

Drama: Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay/ Parthapratim Deb

Direction: Parthapratim Deb

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

23Dec 2018SUNDAY6:30 pm

Panchajanya (BENGALI) Duration : 2 hrs 25 min

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Parthapratim Deb

Direction: Sohini Sengupta

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

24Dec 2018MONDAY6:30 pm

Hantarak (BENGALI) Duration : 1 hrs 55 min

Rangaloke, Kolkata

Drama: Tirthankar Chanda

Direction: Shyamal Chakraborty

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

25Dec 2018TUESDAY10:00 am

Princess September, Aparup Rupkatha & Ekti Birpurush (BENGALI) Children-friendly plays (1 Ticket, 3 Play) Duration : 40 min (Princess September), 1 hrs 40 min (Aparup Rupkatha) & 1 hrs (Ekti Birpurush)

Children’s Ensemble, Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: W. Somerset Maugham/ Shweta Bagchi (Princess September), Swatilekha Sengupta (Aparup Rupkatha), Leo Tolstoy/ Samrat Bose (Ekti Birpurush)

Direction: Rakesh Das (Princess September), Debabarata Maity (Aparup Rupkatha), Samrat Bose (Ekti Birpurush)

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

25Dec 2018TUESDAY3:00 pm

Madhabi (BENGALI) Duration : 2 hrs 10 min

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Bhisham Sahni/ Swatilekha Sengupta

Direction: Swatilekha Sengupta

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

25Dec 2018TUESDAY6:30 pm

Naachni (BENGALI) Duration : 2 hrs 15 min Felicitation: Smt. Swatilekha Sengupta

Nandikar, Kolkata

Drama: Subrata Mukhopadhyay/ Parthapratim Deb

Direction: Parthapratim Deb

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

Video Gallery


Nandikar's 35th National Theatre Festival : Sohini Sengupta ।। Anto-Aadi-Anto

Watch our mentor Sohini Sengupta give you a little idea about our play Anto-Aadi-Anto. Shri Rudrapasad Sengupta has adapted the script from ‘La Musica’ written by French playwright...

Nandikar's 35th National Theatre Festival : Sabyasachi Chakraborty ।। A-Pobitro

Nandikar’s 35th National Theatre Festival starts off with Ashokenagar Natyaanan’s A-Pobitro and here we have the ever-so-dynamic Sabyasachi Chakrabarty giving us...

Nandikar's 35th National Theatre Festival : An Invitation from Shri Rudraprasad Sengupta

Here’s our Head of the Family giving you a personal invite and insight into our National Theatre Festival. He speaks...

Nandikar’s Latest Production ‘Bahoner Baynakka’


Nandikar’s Latest Production ‘Bahoner Baynakka’

Story: Dipanwita Roy
Drama and Direction: Arghya Dey Sarkar
 

Maa Durga leads her family life with prosperity at Kailash but this Play is all about the other members of her extended family. They are obedient companions of Gods i.e. Lion, Mouse, Owl, Peacock, Swan, etc. Poor Ganesh can never understand who is stealing his hidden foodstuffs; suddenly the Mouse offers a share of that stolen snacks and Ganesh, in no time, identifies the black hat. Ganesh decided to keep the Mouse as his obedient companion so that united they could taste all delicacies secretly. On the other side, Kartick is amazed to see an Eagle (Garuda) and a Peacock fighting fiercely. It would be of great help if Kartick could get such a warrior like Peacock as his obedient companion. This Peacock would wake Kartick up every morning. But here in arises Lakshmi’s problem. The Mouse is allegedly damaging her boxed up ten-year old clothes. Chaos is looming over Kailash. Now who will save Lakshmi’s belongings from the mischievous Mouse! Again, Saraswati has her concern as well. Every other day her quill breaks off! Where from she will get innumerable quills and hand writing seems illegible if written with a broken quill. Are Lakshmi and Saraswati going to find obedient companions as their helping hands like Ganesh and Kartick found?

At this point, Maa Durga is also facing troubles. Kartick is neglecting studies and Ganesh is becoming an eternal eater. But Maa Durga really cannot manage her daily jobs; Unlike Bengal’s richness of six seasons, Kailash only has unending winter! Mahadev never looks after anything and lives on his uprising whims. In the meantime, Narad gifted a Lion Cub to Mahadev. The minor is very idle and don’t pay any heed to Maa Durga! Now the question is who will stand beside Maa Durga when Buffalo (Mahish) will vandalize agricultural fields? How will Maa Durga transform herself into Mahishmardini (destroyer of Mahishasur, the Buffalo-Demon) without her obedient companion the Lion King!

58 Years
And still in adolescence…

Nandikar (Bengali: নান্দীকার) is a theatre group in India. The group has its headquarters in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, but works around the world.

We are a 58-year-old theatre institution from Kolkata, India. We have been at the forefront of the national theatre movement since our inception in 1960. Our logo was designed by Satyajit Ray. For diversity, quality and scale of its sustained activities, Nandikar has earned a niche in the national cultural calendar.

NANDIKAR, NOT JUST A THEATRE GROUP but an Institution

Nandikar has produced about 80 Plays, performed these nearly 8500 times across the nation, featuring in all major National/State Festivals, as well as abroad. Quite a number of its productions, e.g. NatyakarerSandhaneChhatiCharitra, Tin Poysar Pala, Bhalomanush, Football, Antigone, etc., have been performed for more than 400 nights each.

National Theatre Festival, organised by Nandkar and in its 34th year now, is one of the foremost events in the theatre calendar of India.

Our theatre and communication training programs and workshops, tailor-made for actors, children, college students and corporates, are pioneering work in the field of application of performing arts in communication skill development and personality development.

We work with differently abled persons, correctional home inmates, deprived persons and residents of red light areas.

  • 2018 - BYATIKRAM (Direction : Rudraprasad Sengupta)
  • 2018 - MRITYUNJOY (Direction : Sohini Sengupta)
  • 2018 - BAHONER BAYNAKKA (Direction : Arghya Dey Sarkar)
  • 2017 - RANI KADAMBINI (Direction : Sohini Sengupta)
  • 2016 - PANCHAJANYA (Direction : Sohini Sengupta)
  • 2016 - ALIPHA (Direction : Sohini Sengupta )
  • 2014 - BIPANNATA (Direction : Sohini Sengupta)
  • 2013 - NAACHNI (Direction : Parthapratim Deb)
  • 2012 - NANA RANGER DIN (Direction : Rudraprasad Sengupta)
  • 2011 - ANTO-AADI-ANTO (Direction : Debsankar Halder)
  • 2010 - MADHABI (Direction : Swatilekha Sengupta)
  • 2010 - KANU (Direction : Swatilekha Sengupta)
  • 2008 - AJNATOBAAS (Direction : Sumanta Gangopadhyay)
  • 2004 - DULIA (Direction : Swatilekha Sengupta)
  • 1993 - PATA JHORE JAYE (Direction : Rudraprasad Sengupta)
  • We will update shortly. Please keep in touch.

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Published On : 09-Dec-2018

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