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  • Shamser Khalid

Shohel Mondol's Theatrical Comeback

Shohel Mondol's Theatrical Comeback

After a year-long hiatus, Shohel Mondol, a seasoned actor known for his remarkable stage presence, is set to make a triumphant return to the theatre scene with the eagerly awaited production, "Let Me Out". In this play, Mondol takes on the role of a dedicated police officer, showcasing his versatility and depth as an actor. The play is brought to life by the esteemed theatre troupe, Tarua, under the direction of Bakar Bakul, with a script penned by the talented Runa Kanchan. The production is scheduled to grace the stage at the Neelima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mohila Samity.

Reflecting on his return to the theatre, Shohel Mondol expressed his enthusiasm and thoughts with a local newspaper. Mondol has been an integral member of the renowned theatre group, Prachyanat, for over a decade. He credits his time with Prachyanat as instrumental in developing his acting prowess, emphasizing its pivotal role in his journey as an actor. Prior to his tenure with Prachyanat, Mondol had also collaborated with Tarua in various productions. His last staged play, "Raja Ebong Onyanno," was a memorable performance that took place in September 2021.

For Mondol, the allure of theatre lies in the immersive experience of becoming the character. He explains how, once on stage, he sheds his own identity to fully embrace the persona he portrays, captivating audiences with each performance.

In discussing the resurgence of theatre's popularity, especially in the context of evolving entertainment mediums, Mondol highlights the need for strategic efforts. Theatre, he notes, has a more intimate audience compared to television or online content. To rejuvenate this art form, Mondol believes in the importance of effective promotion, suitable venues, and compelling narratives. He emphasizes the necessity for dedicated theatre spaces, akin to the progress seen in the cinema hall infrastructure.

Mondol points out that most theatre productions in the capital are hosted at either Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy or Bangladesh Mohila Samity, indicating room for expansion and diversification in staging locations. While cinema halls have seen improvements, he remains optimistic that theatre will experience a similar renaissance.

Looking ahead, Mondol shares exciting news of his upcoming ventures on the silver screen. Two films, "Shyama Kabya" and "Bonolatashen," are in the pipeline. "Shyama Kabya" has completed production and is slated for release next year, offering audiences a chance to witness Mondol's captivating performance in a new cinematic narrative. Meanwhile, "Bonolatashen" is in its final stages of shooting and is expected to grace the screen soon.

The eagerly awaited play, "Let Me Out," featuring Shohel Mondol, is set to captivate audiences for three shows from September 14 to 15. Theatre enthusiasts can secure their advance tickets through Tarua's Facebook page, ensuring they don't miss Mondol's powerful return to the stage.

In a heartfelt return to his theatrical roots, Shohel Mondol's comeback promises to be a memorable event, showcasing the enduring power of live performance and reaffirming his status as a luminary in the world of acting. His dedication to both stage and screen is a testament to his commitment to the craft and his unwavering passion for storytelling. With "Let Me Out" and his forthcoming films, Mondol's fans have much to look forward to, as this talented actor continues to leave an indelible mark on Bangladesh's vibrant entertainment industry.


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