Amavas se Amaltas is a bilingual play in Hindi and English written and directed by Smita Bharti. It has a stellar cast – Jayati Bhatia, Ssumier Pasricha, Ankita Bhargava and Chitrashi Rawat. We were invited to watch this play and were most excited to see the pro thespians at their acts!
Zee TV’s theatre wing Zee Theater was back with its second presentation “Sir Sir Sarla”, a play written and directed by Makrand Deshpande. The 2 hours 15 minutes play was a most off beat production that cannot be identified in the common classifications of theater that we ordinarily get to see in Delhi. We look forward to their next production in March 2017.
Mohe Piya, directed by Prof. Waman Kendre and performed by the group Rangpeeth from Mumbai, was based on Mahabharat during Bharat Rang Mahotsav by National School of Drama. The epics were the theme this year. Consequently we saw many such productions that involved some of the lesser known episodes from the epics.
National School of Drama Repertory Company staged their play Aadha Chand during Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2017. The plot deals with people who work in call centre/BPO sector and is a walk through their boulevard of broken dreams. The play had potential but long duration and a major Bollywood hangover got in the way.
19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival organized by National School of Drama dropped its curtains after a 21 days long histrionic extravaganza. We enjoyed watching a host of beautiful plays and performances in this period. Delhi-Fun-Dos was also invited to attend the closing ceremony and here is our report.
Can you ever be prepared to let someone dear go. The helplessness of a family that is going to loose one of their members is portrayed in a beautiful and subtle way in Israeli play – A Stranger Guest. A Stranger Guest is part of the ongoing Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2017 organised by NSD.
Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the largest theatre festival is being held from 1st to 21st Feb 2017. National School of Drama invited us to the press conference that was addressed by Professor Waman Kendre of NSD. We can’t wait to attend this theatre extravaganza.
Zee TV has embarked on a new journey- theatre and Zee Theatre is bringing a host of plays all over the country. The series started on 14 January, 2017 with the play “Internal Affairs”. We were invited for this play and are so glad that we attended
Badal Sircar, the renowned playwright wrote in Bangla. However, his works transcend linguistic boundaries and have enormous human appeal. The Hindi play Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha is translated from Sarkar’s Bengali comedy Ballabhpurer Roopkatha and has been enacted by various theatre groups. Alongwith the comedy, the intelligent plot and the artistic visualization makes it a hit with audience anywhere. Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha was recently staged at India Habitat Centre. This was directed by Sunil Rawat and we recently went to see this presentation.
Verbum, The English Dramatics Society, Sri Venkateswara College recently staged the English play – Speed the Plow at LTG Theatre. The play gathered momentum and left the audience with some pertinent questions about life and things. They help in gaining respect for amateur theatre groups who are otherwise not taken seriously. With more exposure, such groups would make a place for themselves.