‘Sateroi July’, a post-Godhra carnage play which is written by the actor, director, and playwright Bratya Basu, left a lasting impression in the mind of the audience present at the Academy on the evening of June 1. Protagonist Rakesh Catterjee was played by Bratya Basu who won the heart of the audience despite losing the case in the biased court proceedings led by a public prosecutor, Pankaj Parekh which was played by Biplab Bandyopadhyay. It was a production by ‘Thealovers’, Kolkata on day 4 of the festival. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDay 5 of the International Theatre Festival began with the traditional, ‘Bishnu Basu Smarak Baktrita’, in memory of Late Dr. Bishnu Basu. The speaker was legendary thespian – Meghnad Bhattacharjee, who delivered a lecture on ‘Chemistry between an actor and a director’. The programme was chaired by Bijoy Mukhopadhyay of Ballygunge Swapnasuchona. Followed by two plays, ‘Mulya’ and ‘Char Adhyay’, both written by Bratya Basu. Bratya again showed his supremacy on stage with a completely different style of acting in the play ‘Mulya’ with the packed audience in the room. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveProduced by Ballygunge Bratyajon, the play is an adaptation of Asit Mukhopadhyay’s play ‘The Price’ by Arthur Miller. Asit Mukhopadhyay’s daughter, Senjhuti Mukhopadhyay played the female lead in the play.Poulomi Basu took the centre stage as Ela in the next play, ‘Char Adhyay’, written by Rabindranath Tagore in which Bratya Basu gave the theatrical form to the novella and the theatre was produced by Sandarva. The day concluded with the felicitation of two talented theatre artists of Bengal, Rajib Bardhan, and Suvojit Bandyopadhyay.