Life of the enigmatic playwright: Badal Sarkar
and Badal Sircar (এবং বাদল সরকার)
This is a docudrama about the enigmatic Bengal playwright Badal Sarkar, who was known for his anti-establishment plays since the days of Naxalbari movement. He was not just a playwright and drama director but an innovator and leader of a theatre movement, of an egalitarian form, the “Third Theatre”.
This docudrama captures Badal Sarkar’s motivations and energy behind his successful theatre movement through certain events that was part of his everyday life. Througha series of discussions with children of his locality, Badal Sarkar summarises the history of theatre and the idea of third theatre in this docudrama.
This film apart from reflecting Badal Sarkar the playwright, also upholds several other traits of this unique personality in the limited scope.
Director: Swapna Dutta