Celebrating 100 years of Bhikaji Thakur's 'Launda Naach'
Bhikari Thakur used to perform, not write, his plays. His characters used to speak to the social landscape. This was what made his plays special and that was what made people throng his performances again and again
Bhikhari Thakur: Life’s Nachaniya
He was a revolutionary. He did not go for the traditional, contemporary drama. His plays, which he called ‘nacch’ or ‘tamasa’, depicted the pains and pleasures and the hopes and aspirations of the people at the very bottom of the social hierarchy
The singer of Bhikhari Thakur’s legacy
Bhikhari Thakur was way ahead of his time. In one of his works, he wrote that 100 years hence, people would recognize and accept him. And that is already happening, courtesy of Kalpana Patowary’s songs
Bhikhari Thakur’s Videsiya stolen?
The script, dialogues and songs of the film have been taken from Bhikhari Thakur’s first play Videsiya but the director Ranjan Kumar Singh has been credited as the writer