Do Kaudi ka Khel’ is a new comedy musical performed in Nautanki style, a first of its kind in Bangalore.
‘Do Kaudi ka Khel’ is a Hindustani adaptation of German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s popular play ‘The Threepenny Opera’ by Parimal Dutta. It bears the rise of the corrupt in different realms through unethical means. ‘The Threepenny Opera’ in turn was originally based on John Gay’s ‘Beggar’s Opera’. Dutta had made certain aberrations to structure the play in present day’s Indian milieu.
The play is a satire with universal appeal as it highlights the degradation of values.
The play is a satire with universal appeal as it highlights the degradation of values. It revolves around certain characters that entertain the audience while giving an important message against corruption, the burning problem facing the world, particularly in developing countries like India.
As part of this play, the artists have undergone training for Folk Singing and Jharkhand based classical dance, Chhau under the able guidance of Padma Shri Gopal Prasad Dubey.