Under the fortnightly theatre scheme of Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), the Urdu play ‘Roohein’ directed by S.M. Azhar Alam was staged at Rangayan . The spirit drama, ‘Roohein’ portrayed the story of a State’s impermanence and pride. The play had multiple layers which depicted varied shades of struggle. Struggle between the past and the present, struggle between the new and the old, struggle of right and wrong, struggle of democracy against aristocracy.
The play was a collage of a variety of emotions and human conflict which had a cemetery at the center where many spirits from the long lost past are still struggling to come to terms with the new order. On the other hand, the present is constantly struggling in dealing with the current situation because it knows that ‘happiness can never be achieved by hate’.
The cast of the play included -Nawab Tahir Ali Beg (Suvankar Shit), Nayab Sipahsalar (Nihar Chowdhury), Farhad Hussain (Abhik Mahato), Jabaar Hussaini (Dilip Bharti), Mujavir (Neelanjan Chatterjee), Dastango (Tarique Ali Nayyar), Khwajasera (Amartya Bhattacharya), Bade Nawab (S M Azhar Alam), among others. Other artistes included –Md. Maroof, Md Atif Ansari,Uma Jhunjhunwala, Shabreen Khatoon, Jainulabedin, Arif Alam, Pronay Saha, Manohar Jhaand, Tanmay Singh. The lights were done by Joydeep Roy, recorded music by Sabyasachi Pal, set execution by Chanchal Haldar, music design by Murari Roychoudhary and costume design by Uma Jhunjhunwala.