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2014 5:04 am Related News Crocodiles feasted on the carcass of a male Asiatic lion which was allegedly killed in a fight with another lion and was washed away into Madhuvanti dam on the borders of Gir West division in Junagadh district on Sunday.

Kasuladev Ramesh told The Indian Express.Dipankar Dutta Research & Script: Debojit Majumder, Malay Kundu Camera:Ujjwal Banerjee,Ratan Mandal Atanu Mandal Amit Das Editing: Supriyo Ghosal Utsab Roy Nilu Kundu Executive Producers: Sanjay Singha Sonali Mandal Producer:Debojit Majumder Known Strangers or Chena Kintu Ajana a documentary maps the audiovisual history of the jatra form of performance in West Bengal at a time when women were not allowed to perform on public platforms and hence female roles were portrayed by male actors who became established crowd-pullers Jatra or theatre-in-the-round is performed by groups who travelled to villages and places The stage is at the centre surrounded by the audience Known Strangers traces the cultural iconography of 15 female jatra impersonators like Nitai Rani Upen Rani Rakhal Rani Kanai Rani Harigopal Rani Haripada Rani Bonophool Rani Khsitish Rani Phoni Rani Chhobi Rani Babli Rani Satadal Rani Chapal Rani Jatin Rani and the very contemporary Bobby who is young attractive and still performs female roles Prof Ananda Lal playwright and theatre historian elaborates on how the suffix ‘Rani’ to the name of the actor who portrayed female roles became a signifier of his identity as man playing the role of a female character Many entered the profession driven by extreme poverty especially during the famine in the 1950s When women entered the public platform as performing artistes men had to step back in the 1970s ‘Rani’ meaning ‘queen’ also became a tribute to the talent and popularity of these actors Of the 15 impersonators Chapal Bhaduri in his seventies and Janardhan in his nineties are still alive and talk about their work Chapal Rani (Bhaduri) says how the evolution of technology in terms of light arrangements changed the scenario to their disadvantage when even heavy make-up could not disguise actors playing female roles Prabhat Das a theatre researcher says “They brought to life in front of thousands of viewers their characters in different hairstyles make-up and ornamentation They were the nucleus of every jatra company and their awe-inspiring performances are legendary They were stars jatra companies vied for because in every aspect from voice modulation to change in pitch and depth in terms of stage presence they were outstanding” Known Strangers has been extensively researched with the crew travelling beyond Kolkata to different places to meet families of those who are no more Janardhan sings beautifully for the film as he performs an extract in the compound of the famous Sova Bazar Rajbari in Kolkata Cinematography is brilliant and so is the music tracking songs from old jatra performances Rani who continues to give solo performances in temples in and around Kolkata says “I am deeply indebted to Banaphool Rani for initiating me into jatra I met her during a performance at Deogarh Banaphool saw my performance and suggested I begin essaying female characters For the next 30-35 years I never looked back till we were considered redundant when women came in and replaced us” Known Strangers is a film fit for the archives —SAC For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News (Express Archive) Related News Five Delhi Police personnel have been sent to the district lines for their role in running a parking racket in connivance with the parking nexus in South Extension Part-1, only to find that they were running the racket in connivance with policemen. Amitabh Bachchan: Janamashtami ke pavan avsar pe shubhkamanayein… sneh, pyaar, reported Contactmusic.By: Press Trust of India | London | Published: August 6 with 10 CGPA and senior secondary from AKSIPS-41 with 93.

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