https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFrOIpqHzFQ&t=3s Arrival of the audience at the Jazz music event. Views from hillocks in the park. Audio-Visual interplay. Music at its best. All in one single shot.
[This post is in Hindi, Urdu and English | Ye post Hindi, Urdu aur English mein hai] Sonapani jaakar ek ajeeb si khushi ka ehsaas hota hai. ye soorat-e-haal imagine karein: Pahadon mein sarsari si thand hai aur hawa thodi khushq hai. Ek cement se bana raasta dhalta dikhta hai, jaise invite kar raha... Continue Reading →
DAY 14: 18th Jan 2013 The Colonial, the Convict & the Cockatoo Script & Direction: Arjun Raina A very intensely researched production always holds its own when it comes to what it wants to say, and where it is headed. This play was as much a crash course on Aboriginal histories with regards to colonialism... Continue Reading →
DAY 12: 16th Jan 2013 Inspired by Blindness Based on: Blindness by Jose Saramago Adaptation & Direction: Sathya Bhama (Individual production) The novel has an apocalyptic plot where an epidemic of blindness has spread throughout and is a perfect metaphor for the degradation of society while seemingly evolving. This production was a solo performance... Continue Reading →
DAY 11: 15th Jan 2013 Subtitles are a must for non-English productions. Even Hindi plays must come with subtitles to aid people who do not know the language. There are many foreign participants at the festival to merit this. And if at all subtitles are not present for whatever reason, it should be clearly mentioned... Continue Reading →
DAY 10: 14th Jan 2013 The Pakistanis are coming! And they have Manto on their mind. The last leg of Bharangam is looking bright with anticipation and plays like Mantorama, Dafa 292 and Kaun Hai Ye Gustakh will be staged. Hopefully we can learn a few new details about the greatest short story writer ever,... Continue Reading →
DAY 9: 13th Jan 2013 A very promising day was on offer with Badal Sircar and Shakespeare at the helm. And to top that, the extra tickets we had because of a certain someone who chooses only the best-play-days to remain absent, were sold even before we reached the auditorium. People love watching Hindi plays... Continue Reading →
DAY 7: 11th Jan 2013 9 Days Newspaper Concept & Direction: Joy Maisnam (Treasure Art Association, Imphal) A very well-conceived script from the actual news items published in 9 consecutive days in a newspaper. This play was a mix of strong content and improvised stageplay. The performances were not up to the mark but all... Continue Reading →