Barsi - Directed by Shekhar Kanwat in Akshara Theatre: Delhi
Jun 24
2018

Barsi - Directed by Shekhar Kanwat

Drama Hindi 1 hr 30 mins

Akshara Theatre: Delhi,
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Near Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, NCR 110001, India

  • Sun 24 Jun, 05:00 PM

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The play Barsi, written by the famous Malayalam writer Vasudevan Pillai, is an account of the horrors of war. Drawing upon the Kurukshetra war of The Mahabharata, the dramatist makes a valuable critique of war and its impact on women, the common people and the rural poor. Questions related to Dharma/Adharma, Justice, Values, Tradition is shown to be clever rationalizations to keep the people warring with each other and make them puppets in the hands of the powerful. Soldiers, commanders, heroes lay down their lives and leave behind wailing mothers, wives and citizens to mourn them.

The play offers a contemporary take on the Kurukshetra war by showing other forms of war and exploitation unleashed against women, innocent citizens, debt-ridden farmers who are often driven to end their lives. Barsi refers to the annual shradh in commemoration of the heroes killed in the battle of Kurukshetra. It juxtaposes the Past and the Present to evaluate the fundamental values governing human society. The play offers a ray of hope and dignity to human resilience.

Male cast:
Abhimanyu - Rishab Sharma
Arjun - Anuj Bangalia
Karan - Viren Bhati
Shakuni - Jatin Wadhwa
Vidhur - Govind K
Sainik - Kshitij Sajwan
Pujari - Subhash Yadav.

Female cast:
Subhadra - Simran Singh
Gandhari - Sakshi Wadhwa
Kunti - Kiran Tyagi
Dhropadi - Simran Singh
Hidamba - Shivangi.

Crew:
Live singing by: Vikas Vocalist (Lead Vocalist of Jai Ho - The band)
Music: Mahender Sharma
Lights: Priyamvar Shastri
Backstage: Taabir Team.
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