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Thana Theke Aschi

Author Name: Ajit Gangopadhyay | Format: Paperback | Genre : Music & Entertainment | Other Details

The play revolves around a cop, named Tinkari Haldar who pays a visit to a rich and well known businessman of the town, Amarnath Mullick . After the engagement party between his daughter Rinita and Rajat, and when everyone has left Tinkori Haldar visits and informs them that a woman named Sandhya Mondal has committed suicide in the Goabagan Bustee. Everyone looks astonished and tells they have nothing to do with the case, because they are fully unaware about her. But Haldar tells them she has left behind a diary where all their names (Mr Mullick, his wife, his son Arin, his daughter Rinita and Rajat) are mentioned. Now it is revealed that all of them knew her by different names and had done injustice to her in some way or the other and the mystery starts unfolding. They all tell their own stories of how they had come across Sandhya and had done injustice to her that probably made her commit suicide. After Tinkari Haldar leaves, it is discovered that there is nothing written in the diary and no cop by the name of Tinkari Haldar is there at Padmapukur Thana. However, they soon receive a call from the local thana stating that a woman named Sandhya Mondal had indeed committed suicide at Goabagan Bustee and their names had been found in her diary, and a cop is on his way to interrogate them. All of them wonder then who is actually Tinkari Haldar!

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Ajit Gangopadhyay

Ajit Gangopadhya (1921-1984) was an acclaimed playwright in Bengali theatre world. Nachiketa, Mrityu, Postmasterer Bou, Noti, Surjer Moto Samudra , etc are some of his well-appreciated plays. His translation of Hamlet and Richard III were heralded by linguists as one of the best in Bengali. Some of his popular plays are Shakuntala Ray, Nirbodh. Sobinoy Nibedan, Malbazarer Ma Malati, Shey, Muchiram Gur and Thana Theke Aschi. From Bohurupee to Rupakar, LTG to Nandikar, Chaturmukh to Chaturanga, there was hardly a group theatre who had not rehearsed and staged his plays in late 50 s to 80s. He was closely associated with the IPTA movement.