Koraput’s ‘Nandanik’ performs at Government Theatre Festival in Kolkata


Koraput: Nandanik, a theater group based in Koraput performed a play ‘Chandaluni’ on 29th November 2019 at Sisir Mancha. The play was performed on the invitation as a part of the prestigious Natyamela, the annual theatre festival organized by Paschim Banga Natya Akademi, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal.

This was only the second time that an Odia play was performed in the prestigious 19-year-old government theatre festival. It was the first time that a theatre group from southern Odisha & KBK region performed a play there. The play was performed in a houseful auditorium attended by theatre stalwarts of Kolkata and was well appreciated. After the play, Dr. Sourav Gupta, the director of Nandanik was felicitated.

The play Chandaluni is adapted from Balaram Das’ ‘Lakhmipuran shria chandaluni katha’ by Monideepa Gupta & directed by Dr Sourav Gupta. Ranjit Jena, Sanam Gahan, Sitangshu Rath, Pradeep Routray, Subas Darji, Rashmi Khara, Minati Mandi, Saumendra Swain, Sthitikalpa Swain, Sharda Khuntia, Monideepa Gupta, Ayaskanta Ganguli, Subhas Chandra Behera, Rasbihari Mandal and Tankadhar Behera participated in the play.