Historical drama “Ahe Nilashaila” will be reenacted in the capital of Odisha from today


Bhubaneswar: High profile historical drama “Ahe Nilashaila” is set to premiere again at Rabindra Mandap here for three days starting tonight.

Due to popular demand, Choklate Productions had decided to perform the play, which is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, again in the state capital during Ratha Jatra. The play will be performed at Rabindra Mandap here from 6 p.m.

This time, the price of tickets, available online and offline, has been set at Rs 300.

It is worth mentioning that the first show held from April 7 to 10 this year garnered huge support from the audience. Since many theatergoers and connoisseurs could not watch the show at that time, the production house received countless requests to perform the play once again.

The coin shows how the then king, Gajapati Ramchandra Deva, had to suffer untold miseries for protecting Lord Jagannath from the evil eyes of naib Nazim. Her story is partly inspired by the famous novel Nila Saila by Odia author, Sahitya Akademi award winner, Surendra Mohanty.

Directed by Lala Biren Ray, the play stars actors Lawrence (Gajapati Ramchandra Deva), Sofia Alam (Maharani), Prakash Jena (Mohammed Taqi Khan), Shraddha Panigrahi (Rezia) and Manisha Rath (Sardei), among others. The screenplay was written by eminent playwrights Shankar Tripathi and Dr. Pratima Hota.