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Audio | Aajker Natok: Utpal Dutta's MEGH Part 2 of 2 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast

WBRI Shukti International Artists Group presents a Bengali radio drama adaptation of Utpal Dutta's 1961 psychological thriller feature film Megh.

Listen to the 2nd (and last) of two parts of the radio drama. As you know, WBRi SHUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI (WBRI Shukti International Artists Group)  is a pioneer in producing this series of audio dramas featuring a cast and crew spread across the entire world collaborating over telephone and electronic communication technologies.

All WBRi Shukti productions are available free online in our exclusive Bangla Natok section.


Audio | Aajker Natok: Utpal Dutta's MEGH Part 1 of 2 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast


WBRI Shukti International Artists Group presents a Bengali radio drama adaptation of Utpal Dutta's 1961 psychological thriller feature film Megh.

Listen to the first of two parts of the radio drama. As you know, WBRi SHUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI (WBRI Shukti International Artists Group)  is a pioneer in producing this series of audio dramas featuring a cast and crew spread across the entire world collaborating over telephone and electronic communication technologies.

All WBRi Shukti productions are available free online in our exclusive Bangla Natok section.


Audio | RABINDROMOYEE - A Special Songs & Narration Presentation Contrasting the Romance in Chandalika, Shyama & Chandalika

Rabindranath Tagore Hampstead England 1912

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Washington, DC, September 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Thakur, Shri Barid Baran wrote "Rabindramoyee" which depicts the comparison of THREE very popular and well known female characters created by Rabindranath - SHYAMA, CHITRANGADA and PRAKRITI (in CHANDALIKA).

The similarity between these characters is that they wanted their loved ones desperately. But the dissimilarity lies in the ways they opted to pursue their loved ones and the final outcome of their love.

Shyama sacrificed the life of a young paramour of hers in order to save Bajrasen from death as she was infatuated with him and wanted him at any cost.

Chitrangada, the only child of the king and the one to inherit the throne, falls in love with Arjun, the third of the five Pandava Brothers in the Mahabharata. But after Arjun refused her as she was not an attractive woman. She changed her appearance by the boon of Kamdev in order to reach her goal.

Prakriti was shunned by everyone around her as she was born to a lower-caste untouchable family. Her life changed when Ananda, a buddhist monk asked for water from her and made her understand that she is as human as everyone in the world. Prakriti felt re-born as a human being and fell in love with him.

However, the outcome of their love was different also.

In spite of everything Shyama did to get her love, Bajrasen left her, when he came to know about the sacrifice of life in order to save him.

After changing her appearance Chitrangada did win herself Arjun, but Arjun being a warrior looked for Chitrangada, the warrior and she came back to her original form.

Prakriti wanted Ananda and even tried her mother's magic powers to obtain him. But at the end of the day he was a monk, a hermit - a saint who had no attraction for material matters.

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Audio | Aajker Natok : PROTHOM PARTHO Part 3 of 3 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast

Bangla Natok
PROTHOM PARTHO

(Part 3 of 3) 

The drama “Prothom Partho” was written by Sri Buddhadev Bosu and is based on the “War of Kurukshetra”, fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas for the power of Hastinapur, as per the great epic Mahabharat.

Karno is the central character of the story. We also come across two old Brahmins, who act as the narrator during the course of the radio play. The other characters in this drama are – Kunti (mother of the Pandavas), Draupadi (wife of the Pandavas) and Krishna (a person with great political & analytical mind and a well wisher & good friend of the Pandavas).

For making the broadcast more interesting, the radio play has been segregated into 3 parts, where Kunti will feature in Part1, Draupadi in Part 2 and Krishna in Part 3.

SYNOPSIS - PART THREE :


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In this part of the play Krishna enters the scene and tries his wits to throw Karno off his firmness and then realizing that Karno is not a person who can be uprooted from his mental strength, Krishna became very frank and described the way he will use magical powers to defeat and kill Karno in the hand of Arjun. Karno becomes frustrated at this but he did not lose his self confidence regarding his decision of fighting for the Kauravas. With Karno choosing to fight against Arjun, his death became inevitable and Krishna commented that Karno will be regarded as an “immortal figher, whose death will be hated by all future generations to come”. The War is beginning at dawn.

Cast of “PROTHOM PARTHO” PART THREE:

  • 1st briddho : Sri Subho Basu
  • 2nd briddho : Sri Arnab Roy Choudhury
  • Krishna : Sri Arijit Chakraborty
  • Karno : Sri Debashish Raychaudhuri

Audio | Aajker Natok : PROTHOM PARTHO Part 2 of 3 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast

Bangla Natok
PROTHOM PARTHO

(Part 2 of 3)

The drama “Prothom Partho” was written by Sri Buddhadev Bosu and is based on the “War of Kurukshetra”, fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas for the power of Hastinapur, as per the great epic Mahabharat.

Karno is the central character of the story. We also come across two old Brahmins, who act as the narrator during the course of the radio play. The other characters in this drama are – Kunti (mother of the Pandavas), Draupadi (wife of the Pandavas) and Krishna (a person with great political & analytical mind and a well wisher & good friend of the Pandavas).

For making the broadcast more interesting, the radio play has been segregated into 3 parts, where Kunti will feature in Part1, Draupadi in Part 2 and Krishna in Part 3.

Audio | Aajker Natok : PROTHOM PARTHO Part 1 of 3 | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online broadcast

Bangla Natok
PROTHOM PARTHO

(Part 1 of 3)

Listen to free Audio Bangla Natok online via WBRi On-Demand Radio Service

The drama “Prothom Partho” was written by Sri Buddhadev Bosu and is based on the “War of Kurukshetra”, fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas for the power of Hastinapur, as per the great epic Mahabharat.

Karno is the central character of the story. We also come across two old Brahmins, who act as the narrator during the course of the radio play. The other characters in this drama are – Kunti (mother of the Pandavas), Draupadi (wife of the Pandavas) and Krishna (a person with great political & analytical mind and a well wisher & good friend of the Pandavas).

For making the broadcast more interesting, the radio play has been segregated into 3 parts, where Kunti will feature in Part1, Draupadi in Part 2 and Krishna in Part 3.

SYNOPSIS - PART ONE :

The play begins on the last afternoon before the great war commences. In this part the two old Brahmins and Kunti are trying to convince Karno that he should quit the side of Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava and join the Pandavas in the war, as, which revealed during the course of this part, he, like the Pandavas, is also a son of Kunti and his father is Surya (The Sun). Kunti’s other name is Pritha and that’s why Karno is referred to as “Prothom Partho” (the first child of Pritha). Though Karno initially became angry that Kunti abandoned him, as he was born before her marriage, and thereafter became emotional, as he came to know his real mother, but he held firm and decided to fight the war taking the side of the Kauravas.

Cast of “PROTHOM PARTHO” PART ONE :

  • 1st briddho : Sri Subho Basu
  • 2nd briddho : Sri Arnab Roy Choudhury
  • Karno : Sri Debashish Raychaudhuri
  • Kunti : Smt Aditi Gupta


Audio| Aajker Natok : KONKAL - The Skeleton | Listen to Bangla Radio Natok (Bengali Radio Play) online

The first episode of AAJKER NATOK Bengali Radio Drama (Bangla Natok) series by Sukti Antorjatik Shilpi Goshthi is Rabindranath Tagore's KONKAL.

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Aajker Natok

Kankaal (the skeleton)

Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore

Cast:
1. Debashish Raychaudhuri - as the Lekhak
2. Subhendu Goswami - as Dada
3. Sanjib Howladar - as Doctor Shashi Sekhar
4. Sudipta Chattopadhyay - as Meye-ti
5. Arijit Chakraborty - as the Narrator

Synopsis

this is the story of a very young woman who became a widow in her teens and then came back to her elder brother's place. the elder brother was also single as he decided not to marry. Dr. Shashi Sekhar who was the friend of her brother came to stay with them after passing out and gradually the young woman started developing an infatuation for the doctor. but the relationship finally didnt mature and the doctor decided to marry a rich man's daughter. on hearing this piece of news, the young lady lost her senses and poisoned the doctor and then herself.

Members of SUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI:

Subhendu Goswami

Subhendu Goswami, a current resident of Cleveland , Ohio , is a portfolio manager by profession and a regular performer of Indian Arts in drama and music forms. His stage performances include India and USA . He is an amateur Indian artist who loves to perform in Bangla Natok of new dimensions.

Sudipta Chattopadhyay

Sudipta Chattopadhyay, a current resident of Cleveland, Ohio, is a doctorate in Chemical Engineering by profession and a passionate aficionado of Indian Music.
She took talim of Indian Classical music, Rabindrasangeet and Najrulgeeti from several gurus including Pta. Tripti Mukherjee, Mrs. Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Sumitra Sen, Mrs. Bani Ghosh of Dakshini, Mr. Prabhas Ghosh and Sukumar Mitra since her age of four. She has performed Indian Music in different forms several times in India, Germany, and in USA. Performance in India includes stages and television. In USA, she shared her voice to amaze the audience of Rabindramela 2003, NABC, 2004, 2005, Bangomela 2008, to name a few. She sang several Rabindrasangeet in Gitabitan Live-II as NRI artist under Dakhshini’s guidance. Those songs were well acclaimed by the listeners.
She also has performed in several dramas, audio-dramas of Rabindranath Tagore and other modern Indian authors in India and USA. Singing and recitation in Bengali and Hindi languages are her life’s fervor in true sense.

Marian Chattopadhyay

Marian Chatterjee, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has been studying Rabindrasangeet for 11 years under Mrs. Rama Banerjee of Pittsburgh. She learned Bengali at the University of Washington, Seattle, under the late Dr. Carol Salomon, re-known translator of Lalon Giti.  A clinical psychologist by profession, Marian has participated in numerous cultural programs with the Bengali Cultural Society of Cleveland and has also served on the board. Other areas of interest include translation of Rabindrasangeet.

Sanjib Howladar

Sanjib Howladar is a resident of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. He is an engineer by profession and is currently working in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. He is an ardent follower of Rabindrasangeet and other kind of Bengali songs.

Arijit Chakraborty

Arijit Chakraborty is a resident of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a Certified Management Accountant by profession having completed his certification from both India and United States of America. He is a student of Dakshinee and has trained in Rabindrasangeet and dramas by Tagore. He has also learnt Rabindrasangeet from Sri Rano Guhathakurta for a long period of time. He also participated extensively in Group Theatre in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He is closely associated with Washington Bangla Radio.

Debashish Raychaudhuri

Debashish Raychaudhuri is a current resident of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. By profession he is a professor of English. He is also a singer, director of several TV documentaries. He joined Doordarshan as a Presentation Announcer in 1977 and had also worked as a producer between 1982 and 1985. He has performed and taught Tagore songs and other genres of Bengali music in India and England. He has a number of CDs in Rabindrasangeet and other genres of Bengali music.
Many of his documentary films have received national & international awards. He is also the recipient of the prestigious “SAMATAT” award for his contribution in the field of music & culture.
He heads the drama wing of Dakshinee and has directed many plays of Tagore for stage and television.

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