1) Doctor Doctor at 6 pm. (7 5mins)
(2) Goodbye Swami at 7:15 pm. (75 mins)
Play-1: Doctor Doctor
Munna, a Drycleaner (Dhobi) a drunk and a brute, beats his wife, Tara, to avenge herself, she makes believe that her husband is a doctor but who would only work after being beaten up. Mr. Mehra's daughter, in love with Sahil, doesn’t agree to her mother’s arranged marriage to Lilly. She pretends to be mute as a way to protest. Mr. Mehra appoints Munna to treat her daughter. After being beaten up by the servants, he starts taking his new position seriously. Against all odds, this doctor, in spite of himself, performs miracles. Lilly's voice comes back to stand up for her marriage with Sahil. Mr. Mehra accepts him as her son in law when he inherits a little fortune. Munna forgives his wife and lives on to be a doctor.
Director: Sanjay Popli
Artist: Sanjay Popli, Kavita Anand, Puneet Arora, Rakesh Sharma, Manjit Singh, Jyoti Kohli, Riya Kumari
Play-2: Goodbye Swami
When a fraudster gets to sit on the chair of a swami, he immediately becomes the guiding light for streams of devotees. It's easy to laugh in this play, and, as it argues, just as easy to do the same.
The play is the story of a fugitive-on-the-run who enters an ashram, where the Swamiji gives him refuge and offers him all that he owns, provided the reforms. By a strange quirk of fate, the fugitive occupies the seat of the ashram, quite unwillingly. Here a stream of devotees blindly follow the diktats of the fraudster, and lo and behold, even benefit from his pranks.
The play shows how the Indian masses hero-worship, particularly those from the religious class. For them, it doesn’t matter who sits on the pulpit - anyone who gets there is accepted as the ultimate arbiter of their destinies. The followers range from politicians to housewives to gamblers to acne-ridden girls. The crux of the play is best summed up by the fraud swami himself.
Writer: Sushil Kumar Singh
Directed: Bhoopender Bhatiya
Artists: Bhoopender Bhatiya, Tarun Oberio, Varun Kumar, Vijay Sharma, Dharampal Arora, Jyoti Kohli, Aradhana Jana, and Vijay Krishna