Ramlila or Ram Leela, Jaipur

Ramlila or Ram Leela Jaipur
Ramlila or Ram Leela is a folk play on the life of Lord Rama, basically it is played on the stories from the religious book Ramayana. Generally it is played for ten nights which ends on the Dussehra when the Demon King Rawan is set on fire.

When I was kid there was a small temple near my home where Ramlila used to get performed. My grandmother took me there many times as she wants to make me religious. And on the weekend sometimes my father used to take us to the biggest fair and festival ground of that time to watch the most glamorised Ramleela at "Ram leela Maidan, Jaipur" (even the name of this ground is "Ram leela Ground). The capacity of this ground is in thousands and it was used to be jam packed at the time of Ramleela. 

Jaipur Theater festival “Jairangam”

The Jaipur Theater festival “Jairangam” from 4th to 11th Oct 2015 has started today with a very powerful play TOMAR DAKE, Written & Directed by:- Suvojit Bandyopadhyay.

This short drama is projected as an experimental theatrical performance of modern age and the theme of this production is impressed upon the story of Malala Yousufzai of Pakistan along with the famous composition of Tegore's drama, such as- Raktakarabi, Bisarjan, Achalayatan, Muktodhara and Dakghar.
The struggle and movement of the mankind against all atrocities, extortion, fundamentalism and deprivation from the period of monarchy to the present age of democracy has not come to an end. The story describes the prejudices of Taliban in Pakistan. It is also seen that religious terrorism and betrayal on very many social structure is in vogue. The woman folk, in particular, are the worst affected community in our social front. There is no change in the scenario starting from the mythological age of Sita-Sabitree to the present age of Malala. They are still fighting for their right and justice.
This drama is thus projected against the power mongers all over the world to make them aware about the last consequence according to Tagore's line of thinking breaking through the barriers of region, states and nations of the world.
Jairangam day 1 Tomar Dake
Tomar Dake

Jairangam day 1 Tomar Dake
Tomar Dake

Jairangam day 1 Tomar Dake
Tomar Dake

Jairangam day 1 Tomar Dake
Tomar Dake
Jairangam day 1 Tomar Dake
Tomar Dake

Jairangam day 1 Tomar Dake
Tomar Dake

The third play of the day was TEESRI KASAM Directed by:- RAJESH NATH RAM which was based on the story of Fanishwarnath Renu “Teesri Kasam”.
Jairangam day 1 Teesri Kasam
Teesri Kasam
Jairangam day 1 Teesri Kasam
Teesri Kasam
Jairangam day 1 Teesri Kasam
Teesri Kasam
The Jaipur Theatre festival “Jairangam” Day 2 (4th to 11th Oct 2015)
Glimpses from the play “Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch”
Directed by:- Namrata Sharma Written by:- Mohan Maharishi