“Barff” was debuted during the recently concluded Bharat Rang Mahostav. On popular demand it had an additional show. Directed by Saurabh Shukla this Hindi play had a starry cast – Vinay Pathak, Sadia Siddique and Sunil Palwal. Its is a one hour forty minutes production, and we happened to watch this on a rainy Sunday in Delhi.
Antigone, the Greek tragedy was presented at Kamani Auditorium at Bharat Rang Mahotsav. This is a socio-political play that is relevant given the mindless violence that we see around us. Socio-political theatre is not very common on Delhi NCR stages. Hence, braving the Tuesday evening peak hour traffic, we made it a point to watch this play.
One of the first plays of Bharat Rang Mahotsav was “Dopehri”, a play read by Pankaj Kapur. Almost all theatre lovers of Delhi had swarmed the spacious Kamani Auditorium, some with tickets, and many more looking for tickets. Given the demand for this play, Bharat Rang Mahotsav arranged an additional show that afternoon. Read on for our experience.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium Date: 8 Feb, 2016 Bharat Rang Mahotsav this time presented a host of celebrity plays. Most of the artists in these plays are from movies or television. Consequently they are based out of Bombay and watching them in plays in Delhi NCR is a rare treat. The tickets for such plays were […]
Afsana, the finale of Bharat Rang Mahotsav is about two middle aged men who became friends after one of them ran over the other’s wife! Both wannabe writers – one got published while the other was struggling with cancer. There is terrorism and cross dressing, mock murder and more kebabs!
Laila Majnu is a legend about star crossed lovers. This we knew already and we wanted to know more about the love story. This play failed to deliver. All we gathered that there was a dog involved in the fate of the lovers. 😀 A heavy dose or Urdu came in our way of understanding the tale.
The story of an attractive manservant and a counts daughter – “Ms Julie” talks about class divide and the struggle of human beings in getting the person they want as their partner. It’s as difficult and complex for a servant as it is for a rich classy woman.
The play was unapologetic about the gimmicks and was a mélange that displayed – yes!- the confusing relationship between Kashmir and India. With oodles of sensitivity, in a remarkable span of 45 minutes, the play conveyed the impact of the problem on common people. The stunts teased the senses and were visual as well as conceptual delight. That said, the Jana-Gana-Mana seemed contrived