Jatra, a famous folk theatre form of United Bengal, which has been breathing for last 400 years. There was a time when people used to make out the artists of Jatra by the name of their onstage dynamic characters like Lord Krishna, Emperor Akbar, Siraj-ud-Dullah and Sahjahan etc. But now time has been transposed a lot, Jatra artists( In 2001,over 300 companies employed over 20,000 people) are confronting a horrifying financial problem because people are no more fascinated by the charisma of Jatra due to the prevalence of television and computer.
I am portraying retired artists who worked in Jatra for more than 30 years. In spite of being retired they still have their costumes as a memory. For the last six months I am peeping into their daily life and trying to get a trip to the past Jatra ashor with them for a moment.