The play brings about an awareness of abuse towards women and the message is clear and silence death. No man or a woman will ever be the same again after viewing the play.
Winner of the best new play award in Canada, Bombay Black has been translated into Hindi by Saurabh Shukla. Set in present-day Bombay, this is a tale of seduction, betrayal, revenge, and that leap of faith called Love.In a flat in a run down part of Colaba, Padma lives with her daughter, Apsara, who dances for her clients in the evenings. One day, a blind man named Kamal visits for a private dance. Kamal is somehow linked to their past. His secret threatens to change each of their lives forever.
'Rangeela Re' a tale of six diverse characters played by actor Manoj Joshi.A one-man committee comprising publicity seeking Sureshchandra has arranged a function to felicitate the legendary actor Jayshankar Joshi. The actor gets delayed due to various reasons. Meanwhile five other characters interrupt the show before his arrival. Manoj, being a versatile actor, performs the characters of a young dude, in Channel V fashion, of ''Kokilaben''- an NRI Gujju housewife, of ''Wong Tung Pin Pin'' - a Mongolian prince, of ''Paandoba Waghmare'' - a tiffin deliveryman, of ''Chanakya'' - a historical character and finally of ''Jayshankar Joshi'' - a veteran actor aged 87 years.Each character has their own story to tell which enlightens on some serious social issues in a slapstick comedy.
Arnaya presents Shakkar Ke Panch Daane, written and directed by Manav Kaul. The dilemma for our protagonist (Rajkumar) arises when he unwittingly takes on a journey for which he thinks, he is not equipped to handle. Self-declaring himself to be a simpleton all his life, he under values his own thoughts but through the course of his search for a solution to a predicament, he begins to discover an innate need to be heard. He begins to draw inspiration from the only five people in his existence. There is Ma (who is influenced by action- packed movies), there is Uncle Pindaric, (who is struggling to write decent poetry), there is Raghu, (the school hero) and finally, there is the anonymous Truckwala Dost.
Together they infuse in him a spirit to overcome all the set backs that occur during his quest without any expectations about the final outcome,. During this journey he encounters his own Gandhis, Gorkys of common dilemmas all of which he lives through without being grave but with due solemnity required to clear lifes hurdles.
STILL SINGLE enlightens upon the relationship status in urban India. It is the story of two couples, one of whom is just beginning to get to know each other, while the other is coming to terms of alterations in their marriage.
It addresses the pressures of high powered corporate jobs on the equation between friends, lovers and spouses, and how the protagonists deal with such issues. The play sets up a testimonial for a slapstick societal issue. It revolves around Sunita, a single woman who is a successful investment banker, and takes a look at her relationship with her friends, colleagues and the man she meets. The play has a universal approach of lifestyle in metropolitans. Although the protagonists are a part of the GenY generation, the play can appeal to audiences from the ages of eighteen and above.
A lyrical play about the growing pains of a young girl from North Malabar. Captivating music and lyrics, a time long forgotten, a love story beyond plce and language, an unexpected blend of laughter and tears, of mellow moments and sudden threat. A fanciful legend about a granddad who possessed an elephant.
Nanuji, wedded to music and nautanki. Is disowned by his own family and society. Years later, in a twist of fate, he is invited to his daughters wedding by her in-laws tobe. He accepts the invitation.
Based on Shreelal Shuklas novel, brimming with wit, humour and hilarity, raag Darbari I a devastating ploticalsatire on a distorted and corrupt system. Raag Darbari-the tune sung by the courtiers of a later-day raja, a bvillage politician.
Tukra, a grounded survivor for whom sky is the limit to fulfill his dreams. .He is not one of the known categories of heroes mentioned in the Natyashastra. He is like a shape formed out of the discarded organs of other people. A ready wit and an even readier tongue are his only weapons of defence. He is patriot, traitor, thief and a womanizer. Everyone knows him yet he doesnt have a social identity. Thus, he compares himself with a blade of grass, so much so that it is difficult to uproot him. Tukras Dream then is the Song of the Grass.
A NUMBER raises the question on the power of ones existence. It brings the issue of varied characters played by a human in a span of a lifetime and the complications he might face due to duplication. It explores the dark shades of human cloning which are witnessed in a son who confronts his father with the startling knowledge that he has genetically identical counterparts and is merely one of "a number." Upon this topical foundation, Churchill shifts gears to engage in a penetrating, timeless inquiry aimed at the intersection of morality, nature versus nurture, and the very substance of love.
It is a play embodied in western culture and reflects western values. Manu and Rati are two lonely people desperately wanting to attract one another.Manoj Shah aimed at creating a play that youngsters can relate to, which fits their culture, where they can have fun.
ONE SMALL DAY is Anish Trivedis second play after STILL SINGLE. Heres a story of a woman, Sheila is a strait laced schoolteacher, who finds herself with the wrong man, in a Bombay of bad films, wannabe starlets and the sleaze that it attracts. She falls in love with a B-grade Bollywood producer, Hari. Two people whose paths are unlikely to ever cross get flunged together in the strangest of circumstances and find themselves on the rollercoaster of retribution and romance. The play is a sardonic look at relationships between people from different worlds. With results not even a film producer could predict.
Ho sakta hai do aadmi do kursiyaan focuses on the fragments from individual lives; the play uses an ironic juxtaposition of sarcastic humour in the form of two actor-protagonists with apparently unconnected stories linked by the emotions born of love, loss and absence.
Their two chairs become a mercurial, ever-changing metaphor as the play intersects urban relationships and makes the implicit statement that we are given life to experience compassion not to inflict violence or to succumb to an inner decay.
An ironic comedy about four characters who are simply trying to get on with their lives. Based on Samuel Beckett`s `Endgame`
A brilliant and entertaining social satire.
The Reds and The Blues who used to live in peace, but came into conflict and erected a wall - the DEEWAR which made them eternally divided. Two girls Bholi and Lali and a Chowkidar are all Reds. They meet Nilu, a Blue, who's surprisingly not a monster but a kind and friendly boy. This play depicts the distances stretched by two countries and how they overcome it ultimately.
Medha & Zoombish ais the story of adventure of two kids who invite you to their school. Medha is excelling, as always, and the Principal praises her and her upbringing. Zoombish is just about average; and unable to cope with school - he becomes the object of ridicule. One day, the Principal punishes Zoombish in a cruel manner. While everyone sympathises with him, no one stands by his side. Its a whirlwind world, thereafter. Gradually, Medha & Zoombish discover some adventures are not what they seem to be.
It is a dramatic rendition of short stories collected from the Yuva Katha series. The stories are inherently simple, the characters people whom you can relate to, laugh or cry with in the "small town" India.
AUR MAGAR is a play in verse by one of our leading poets, Gulzar. The play deals with the subject of conformity in a rigid, dogmatic society. What is traditionally accepted as a norm is not proper at times.
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