এই পথ যদি না শেষ হয় : Review

“You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on”
May be Anulekha and Sudipto too perceived it. In between claiming “we were the best couple ” and accepting the reality, life happened in their lives. It was an enthralling performance by ‘Team Stage Struck’ dealing with an unending quest “Ei Poth Jodi Na Sesh Hoye” directed by Ahan Ghosh and Sourav Amin Dey.
There are many habits which we cannot change. Some habits are so vehement that we cannot forget them. Anulekha and Sudipto too were the habits of each other. The most awaited 6th May revealed many facets of the 5year relationship and breakup of the ‘best couple’ at Gyan Manch. Sourav Amin Dey and Barsha Bhattacharya aka Sudipto and Anulekha were par excellence in their guise. The chemistry penned by Anubhav Chakraborty was well acted by them.Though they were utterly devastated still they couldnot unlove each other.
The contemporary society had been properly depicted with witty dialouges, teenage gossips and farcical elements. Some farcical scenes made the audience burst into laughter. But it should had been mentioned that ‘for adults only’!
Spectacular performance was enacted by Akash aka Akash Bannerjee, with his monoluges created a longlasting effect on the audience. Akash’s dilemma on love and friendship confused his mind. The eccentricity of anulekha-sudipto love plot was haloed by him. Supporting characters too played an important role. Those by Esha Bhowmick,Sneha Chatterjee, Kaustav Chowdhury, Sailesh Goenka and Kritartha Pandey were worthy of praise.
The meet of the ex-lovers after a long time and the flashback to the vivid recalling of their memories owe much to the plot of the play. The mesmerizing moments that they had spent together now made them giggle and helped them to put a smile on each other’s faces, when  returning from a pub, Anulekha’s scooty unwantedly breaks down with sudipto with her proved once again that ” the heart has reasons that reasons cannot know.”
“Jodi bolo gaan, ami ekai hobo Dover lane” or “first kiss korte giye bomi” or ” 5 takar cha er bhare e anulekhar lipsticker dag lagar opekkha” or “old spice er botol er jonno khunshuti” or “madan dar dokane 10 takar dhar e roll” made them comfortable that night of breakdown of the scooty though sudipto believed that “ex’s cannot be good friends”. Anulekha’s complain of sudipto kissing someone else when in oblivian nd sudipto’s counter attacks helped the audience to understand the immense feeling that both still experience. Even Anulekha’s gratitude to sudipto for enabling her to pursue MBA for which she is going to America  which displeases sudipto to explains the mystic bond between them. Even anulekha’s utterance of “babu” to sudipto made them adore each other’s presence.
But their journey from the farcical night of proposal , development of their love and breakup on the fact of loyalty and the essence of ‘prakton’, this three staged arithmetic made the audeience realise the ‘purono prem’.

Beautiful musical presentation was created by the soulful voice of Ritobroto with songs like, ‘kya ki je’ ‘jibone ki pabona’ ‘ami kon pothe je choli’ ‘hyto tomari jonno’ ‘zara nazar uthake dekho’ ‘aroo dure cholo jai’ ‘tere bina zindagi se koi’ and ending with ‘ei poth jodi na sesh hoy’ was relevant to the development of the plot of the play.
The mechanic’s entry and the revelation of the truth of the scooty and the ambush created that ended the vivid recalling and the play. With some elongated stage setups and some blank stage with frequent use of teen dialouges, ” Ei Poth Jodi Na Sesh Hoye” left the audience to think of that ‘Does love really end? Or is it the person that change?

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