Gulabo aur Parizaad is a story about a little mouse and a parizaad (elf). The play is based on two stories by Begum Qudsia Zaidi, published in the 1950s. How do you make friends with someone who is most unlike you? Getting to know this new person can be funny and strange, all at the same time. The parizaad shares his stories from across the universe and takes Gulabo on a wonderful, magical journey. They become friends, they play and party together and finally part ways. This is a charming tale of a friendship that lasts a few moments, but is remembered for a lifetime.
Tartuffe is a story of Orgon, a wealthy bourgeois, who is in awe of Tartuffe, an imposter and a fraud. However, the rest of the family is not blinded by Tartuffe. The plot heats up as Orgon announces his decision to give his daughter Marianne's hand in marriage to Tartuffe. Further, Orgon signs over all his worldly possessions to Tartuffe. In an effort to persuade Orgon about Tartuffe's insincerity, the family devises a plan to trap Tartuffe into confessing his desire for Elmire. Watch the play to find out how the plot unfolds!
''Bada bhaand to bada bhaand'' is the story of a village performer.A bhand for whom art is supreme,above the dictates of those in authority.The play opens with an invocation and the scene shifts to the king's court and Shankar, the bhand is ordered to play a ''Witch''. Shankar refuses for reasons of his own, "I can be a stone of a highway,though i am not a stone,but not a "Witch". The king is adamant and Shankar agrees to do the ''witch'' number of the ''Swaang''. Shankar is skeptical because of his commitment towards his art as for generation he has believed that art is an exploration of the truth. Hence he is scared that while playing witch any untoward incident can lead to a tragedy. But the king on the provocation of his ministers insist and leaves no choice for Shankar bhand. The inevitable happens. In the melee Shankar kills the brother-in-law of the king. The brother-in-law of the king is always an important pawn in the game in all Indian traditional folk stories. The verdict that is given is to project the king as a magnanimous and just ruler, so on the advice of a barber, Shankar bhand is ordered to play the role of a ''Sati'' which he accepts because of his profession.
Jay Kishan is married to his love Kamla and owns a travel agency. However, he is going through a mid-life crisis where everything is absolutely stressful. He is advised by one of his employees that he should look for relaxation outside the house to bring in some adventure into his life and encourages him to have an affair with his secretary.In order to gain sympathy from his secretary, he tells her that he is tired of his life and that his wife is completely bed-ridden, and that she suffers from mental illness. Eventually, he convinces his secretary to have a relationship with him.But Jay does not know what is in store for him!
Taboo Talks returns with its season 2.Taboo Talks is a set of contemporary monologues bringing untold stories; delving into the hearts of shunned or unvoiced characters.Taboo Talks is not just about taboos, but it brings to you characters who are just looking for people to hear them out without being judged, sometimes the deepest and darkest recesses of their hearts, sometimes to mock the irony called life.It includes monologues of a male stripper, a teenager's rant (about dysfunction family), about disability and love, story of a brothel and of a dissatisfied woman.
The play ''Hum Bihar Me Chunav Lad Rahe Hain'' is a socio-political satire (based on Harishankar Parsai's work) on past, present and contemporary tactics of Indian politics. The play is based on the story which depicts the negative intentions of politicians and the way they exploit and rule the masses, provoke them against each other in the name of caste, creed, religion and customs.The play is based on Harishankar Parsai's story by the same name. In an hour and fifteen minutes, the Indian election juggernaut is set rolling. Vijay Kumar becomes the 'neta' who comes to Bihar from the neighbouring state responding to 'call of the common man'. In his new avatar, he also finds Lord Krishna throwing his hat into the ring. The mood is set for meeting the people different smiles for different types of people, varied requests for political parties of varying shades.
Bade Bhai SahebBade Bhai Saheb is one such play that tells a story of the relationship between two brothers -- Kamta Prasad and Samta Prasad. Both live away from home in a hostel to study. Kamta, the elder brother, spends all his time reading. Such is his passion to understand each and every word written in the book that sometimes he stays in one class a couple of times just to grasp the meaning of what is written. Samta, the younger brother, is just the opposite of Kamta. He is more interested in playing with friends than in studying. But he is terrified of his older brother and to please him starts studying the minute he sees him. Both the brothers try to prove that his way of living is correct that leads to comic situations all through the play. Very rarely does one come across a play where subjects like English, history, geography and science have been treated in a manner that makes you laugh. Things like the location of the battle of Panipat, why we need to study history, and how English is a very tough language make this play a treat for those who love theatre. While on the face of it, the play might appear dated but on closer examination what appeals is the love that the brothers share despite their different outlooks towards life. The story is simple and told even in simpler words, makes Bade Bhai Saheb endearing. The role played by the two brothers is captivating. A Defenseless CreatureSome say, don't negotiate with terrorists. Okay, Madame Shtchukin is not carrying a bomb -- but to Kistunov whose job is to deal with the clients of the bank who have petitions -- she is as dangerous as Carlos the Jackal.Kistunov is not in the best of health. Maybe it's the gout, the job or his life -- but his defenses are down. And then came Madame Shtchukin. As Bob Dylan once sang: ''when got nothing, you got nothing to lose.''She is not going to take no for an answer. Why should she? She's been down this road before and the door has been shut in her face. Logic. Reason. Forget about it. What she's looking for is some compassion. Some sympathy. They are in short supply. So she'll squeeze it out -- like toothpaste in a used-up tube -- from any official she can can get her hands on.Fortunately, for Madame Shtchukin, she has come to the right place. You have here a tug of war between two defenseless creatures. One who society has turned its back on and is beyond desperate to secure whatever help she can find - and another whose health has led him to the verge of a nervous breakdown and thus susceptible to unrelenting remonstrations.Both will do whatever they can to relieve their situation. Madame Shtchukin smells weakness. She won't give up until she gets her relief. Kistunov just wants to end the torture and he's willing to pay the price to get some peace of mind.Unfortunately, Kistunov didn't hear Madame Shtchukin's last words after paying her off: ''Kistunov, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.''
A group of nomadic balladeers, known as 'Ramaayappaattukaar', finds a story. It is believed that the bow that balladeers use to sing belonged to Ravana's son and was thrown into the sea by Hanuman after he burnt down Lanka. On that day, the group was spell bound by the story of Hanuman, the celibate sage and mighty warrior, and his son Makaradhwajan.While Hanuman was flying across the oceans, a drop of his sweat fell down and impregnated Makari, a mermaid. Born without love or knowledge of either parent, Makaradhwajan is emotionally orphaned and flawed. Even after knowing about his existence, Hanuman is unable to respond to him as father. Makaradhwajan, like the modern generation, is left to deal with his energy and potential as his father goes ahead to fulfill his own commitments and mother returns to her world deep inside the sea.
Pandies' latest play performs the contemporaneity of three iconic writers: Premchand, Manto and Chughtai. Premchand's espousal of the rights of the low caste farmer poses a question mark on the spate of farmer-suicides in contemporary times. Manto's powerful voice opposing all forms of communalism and bigotry provides an ironic critique of our inabilities to take a position on our religions. And Chughtai's feminist formulations challenge not only patriarchal constructions but also expose the limitations of the liberal masculine. The play captures the mercurial relationship between Chughtai and Manto, their agreements and differences not only regarding the emerging nation and society, but also about women who love and men who betray.Works and events of the lives of the three, Premchand, Manto and Chughtai have been interpreted and brought together as a dramatic script by Anand Prakash, Sanjay Kumar and Anuradha Marwah respectively.
The Jury is the Hindi adaptation of the famous English play 'Twelve Angry Men'. The drama depicts a jury forced to reconsider its nearly unanimous decision by the single dissenter who sows a seed of reasonable doubt. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in a homicide case, as the judge is giving his instructions to the jury. The question they are deciding is whether the defendant, a teenage boy from a city slum, murdered his father. The jury is further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence. The jury of twelve retires to the jury room where they begin to become acquainted with each other's personalities and discuss the case. And the final verdict is...
The play 'Agnivarna' has mythological essence as its backbone and revolves around the present scenario of the modern trend of looking at mythical characters in comparison with present day problems. The play very beautifully illustrates how the defects in administration can have a negative effect on the society. Autocratic rulers should modify themselves to the wishes of people, otherwise they have to pay for their dictatorial way of administration. The play stands as a mirror reflecting all these odds in our society. The rhythm of the play is such that it provides several shades as there are several characters in a society thus taking the play to a whole new different level.
The story of this play revolves around a useless huge machine (which can reduce the size of big things to smaller versions of them) of Kallan Kabadi. He buys it from a Professor of an University and keeps himself busy, day and night to repair it. One day his 50 year old wife Husna enters into that machine and becomes 25 year old young and beautiful lady. His would-be son-in-law Azeem, who was supposed to marry his daughter Kulsum, now, romances with young Husna (his mother-in-law ). Kallan had borrowed some money from Lala Ram Bharose, and now Lala he insists Kallan to make him as young as Hrithik Roshan.
If you can't reign in a Lion or a Nuclear Bomb, it is better not to create it - is the message that the show deduces from Panchatantra stories. Adapted from the fables of Panchtantra by Gulzar Saab, NUCLEAR SHER is a show for Children as well as adults.Designed and directed by: Salim Arif
Kaam Ka Bamboo Le Le Shambhu is a corporate-comedy play on office politics and nepotism. Shambhu gets a job in a private company, through a private job reservation quota. After the sudden death of Gayatri Devi Bhaskar (MD-cum-CEO in Shambhu Part I), Kharbanda becomes the new CEO of the company. Kharbanda starts nepotism and shows his real face to employees by firing Yash K. Raj, Nakhrili and Devdas. Kharbanda appoints Raj K. Kumar as a planning and execution manager and promotes his relative Bhaskar as a Project Manager to rule the company. With help of Raj K. Kumar, Kharbanda creates a HR Policy totally in favour of the company. Shambhu and the other office staff thinks that because of work pressure everything is happening. But after some time, Shambhu finds himself as a victim of office politics and nepotism. Now, his slogan has changed from 'Kaam Ka Bamboo Mat Le Shambhu' to 'Kaam Ka Bamboo Le Le Shambhu'. Will Shambhu overcome the office politics and nepotism?
Murhum is a continuous narrative piece which is a homage to the great poet Sudama Pandey, where the speaker not only constructs a story but also a situation of another kind. In our country, the crowd is a wave, moved by some other force. Revolution, change, progress, or any big enquires have not reached us yet. These forces are yet to arrive within us; the performance rose from the doubts and fears prevailing in our country. Questioning the procedure of recording history of our own is another dimension. The primary goal of this performance is to generate a minuscule thought about civic sense duties as a citizen. This performance consists of a variety of art forms intertwined together such as poetry performance, formations, clowning and street art to convey a vital message. This show will also involve faux posters and screenings of the public's reactions to general questions.
Does Einstein's I.Q. make him a genius? Or is it his E.Q.? What lay beneath his image? The play unravels the amazingly eventful life of one the most eminent world personalities Albert Einstein. Einstein's contemporary scientist Thomson Harvey decides to split open Einstein's brain, expecting to find something distinctive in it.
NAZMIn a broad sense, Nazm is a term used to define all kinds of Urdu shayeri which do not fall into any other category... However, in a literary sense, a nazm is a well organized, logically evolving poem where each individual verse serves the need of the central concept or theme of the poem. Though a nazm is traditionally written in rhymed verse, there are many examples of nazms written in unrhymed verse, or even in free verse. Nazam has the following features: Objective type of poetry. Used for the narration. Contains philosophy and describes in short words. Meaningful, significant and expressive form of poetry.(Entry free on first come first basis)
The play is an amalgamation of several tiny plays, which move back and forth, between Calcutta and Kolkata, between people and memories, between old meetings and new partings, between strangers and their stranger tales, and tells us the story of how people makes a city, more than a city making its people. A plethora of emotions, an innovative set, and a much applauded light design bring alive this play with the idiosyncratic nuances of the city that it speaks about, thus providing the audience with a spectacle that can be remembered whenever one trespasses the by-lanes of nostalgia.
A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman's heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life.
Colour Blind beads in a few misshapen pearls from Tagore's long and winding journey of life. His childhood or what he himself quirkily termed the 'servocracy' period, his restless and conflicted youth, his writings and their myriad inspirations, his controversial and achingly beautiful relationship with Victoria O Campo in the autumn of his life. And with these, faithful companion, Death, that not once left his side.
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