Written and directed by Manil Mayank Mishra, 36 Defence Colony is the story of Delhi. It’s about that grey side of the city which speaks about the relationship between power, preservation, and pleasure. Its also an ode to the duty-bound Police officers of Delhi Police who, despite having human emotions, go by the book of the law. It’s a hidden appetite of being unwinnable which creates enormous friction to human goodness and thus, some of us, somehow, do something which we should not have done. Crime. That crime which thrives in the society for every criminal thinks he has the best 'plan'. But then, across the road, there is always someone watching, someone listening, someone evaluating our every brutal move. They are those who secure peripheries of our social obligations. They are those who, beyond unimaginable pain, bear the rage of circumstances and still join pieces to ensure justice. They are the Delhi Police.
Though 36 Defence Colony as a story can be classified as a thrilling murder mystery, however, the nuances of the story reveal that it has abundant elements of emotional turmoil, broken relationships, conspiracy, assumptions, and realistic humor. It all has been carefully shown in a realistic yet subtle manner.
The stage production indeed questions the essence of morality, greed, and belongingness.
Chargesheet indeed is filed.
Cast: Deeksha Singh, Jamila Khan, Girish Jain, Vandana Maurya, Nikhil Verma, Chhatresh Mehra.
Asst. director: Kirti Chawla
Director/Writer: Manil Mayank Mishra