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.
A forgettable play that attempts to ride solely on the physical appeal of Kashmira Shah. Audience deserves better and we would not recommend this play even if the tickets are distributed free of cost.
A part of Mahendra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) which is known to bring quality theatre to theatre lovers, “9 Parts of Desire” fell short of our expectations. Ira enacted the roles of several women who had faced the repercussions of the Iraq war.
Saudagar (Based on Brecht’s Exception and the Rule) failed to impress. The bad rich man vs the nice poor guy is a topic even Bollywood shunned a couple of decades back. We wonder why theater folks are still hanging on to these age old topics.
An abstract but entertaining play touching many a lesser talked about social issues – girls marriageable age, importance of looks in finding a match…. an alternative take on rape etc along with tons of laughter using catchy punchlines and gimmicks made “Anji” an almost masterpiece.
Two internationally acclaimed performers Pt. Chitresh Das at Kathak and Antonio Hidalgo at Flamenco accompanied by a host of excellent musicians, created an event that transcend you to another world altogether. It’s an amalgamation of two dancing styles, two countries, two cultures and two ideas that blend together beautifully without losing their individuality and the result is high energy explosive entertainment.
Second play in a series of 7 plays of Delhi IBSEN Festival 2012, “When We Dead Awaken” is a brilliant play. It’s dark, abstract, difficult and unusual.