Rejuvenating the oldest form of performing arts, Colors Bangla raised the curtains on its newest production Hometheatre. Conceptualised and produced by Bratya Basu, together with Colors Bangla, the show will present the works of famous playwrights such as Ujjwal Chattopadhyay, Bratya Basu, Bibhash Chakroborty and many others. It will be aired every Sunday and premiered on April 16 at 6pm.
Journeying to the earliest medium of entertainment, Hometheatre will revive and recreate 24 of the most enigmatic theatre tales for television audience. Roping in famous theatre and television personalities such as Debshankar Halder, Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Goutam Halder, Subhashis Mukherjee, Rittwik, Satabdi Roy, Anirban Bhattacharya, Debjani and many more, Hometheatre will bring alive the critically acclaimed plays in various genres, including, drama, romance, thrillers, comedy, social issues et all, through Boma, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Adya Sesh Rajani, Teesta, Joy Maa Kali Boarding, Srimoti Bhoyonkori, and others.
Rahul Chakravarti, Business Head Colors Bangla and Colors Odia, said “Theatre has been an integral part of the rich culture and heritage of West Bengal. Over the years, television and other avenues have replaced the traditional theatre performances, but the art is certainly not lost. Through Hometheatre we hope to not only bring back the beautiful performances to the television audience but also prove the entertainment validity of the performing arts. Bratya Basu is an iconic playwright, director and actor with a vault of his invaluable works spanning over 20 years. Bratya Basu steering the show will influence a trend that will give rise to new perspective towards theatre performances.”
Speaking on the show, Bratya Basu, said, “Theatre is an exhilarating experience not only for performers but also the audience. Theatre as a medium of communication mirrors our society and creates cognizance. In the recent past, the audience lost interest in the performing arts, however the connoisseurs and patrons of theatre, continued to support the art. With Hometheatre, we are bringing back that love and adulation through stunning stories and some stirring performances.”