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


The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; she is epileptic and unemployable, her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last two jobs failed and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.
Jairangam day 2 Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch
Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch
Jairangam day 2 Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch
Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch
Jairangam day 2 Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch
Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch
The Jaipur Theatre festival “Jairangam” Day 2 (4th to 11th Oct 2015)
Glimpse from the play “Piya Behrupiya”
Directed by:- Atul Kumar Written by :- Amitosh Nagpal

In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the highhandedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.


Jairangam day 2 Piya Behrupiya
Piya Behrupiya

The Jaipur Theatre festival “Jairangam” Day 3 (4th to 11th Oct 2015)
Glimpse from the play “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha”
Directed & Written by:- Rakesh Bedi

Sometimes in life, the results of our endeavours may not match with its objectives. At such times, we can only shrug and say, “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha...” Actor Prepares Productions latest play revolves around two such people who didn't mean to hurt each other, but eventually did. 

Preetam Kumar Chopra ( Anupam Kher ) and Hema Roy ( Neena Gupta ) grew up together in the surroundings and the bye lanes of Chandni Chowk, Delhi. They were in love with each other in their high-school days. Due to circumstances, they were separated and each thought that they were let down by the other. In the autumn of their lives, 35 years later, they meet again to discover the truth behind their separation.

They now meet in New Delhi's Lodhi Gardens and pour out their hearts. What they discover is totally astonishing and in contrast with what they had been imagining about each other all their lives. As they say, assumptions and presumptions may not be true conclusions.

Do Preetam and Hema forgive each other? Can they start their lives anew? Can women ever be on the same footing as men in our patriarchal social system? Will society allow two responsible individuals the freedom to live a life of their choice?

Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha... poses many such questions to the audience while enthralling them in a web of wit and a range of emotions. The play also features a guest appearance by Rakesh Bedi.

 Anupam Kher Neena Gupta Rakesh Bedi Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha
Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha

The Jaipur Theatre festival “Jairangam” Day 4 (4th to 11th Oct 2015)
Glimpse from the play "Ek Mammooli Aadmi"
Directed by:- Arvind Gaur Written by:- Ashok Lal

'EkMamooliAadmi' underlines those features of an urban middle class setting which make the yearning for real happiness an agonizing experience. The play also accentuates the contours of a system in which even biological relations are bound to breed loneliness and family becomes fatal to an individual. Ishwar Chand Awasthi, the protagonist, is to die soon and this fact makes him realize that it was not life that he led so far, it was death, unnoticed and unannounced. The perception of this death animates him and he turns to be the source of others' happiness- an extraordinary asset to life and society.
 Ek Mammooli Aadmi Arvind Gaur Ashok Lal Jairangam
Ek Mammooli Aadmi

And somewhere in between I lost my interest. . .  Reason was simple none of the plays use to start on time, specially the plays which were in "Birla Auditorium" the official time which was given for the start of the plays was 6:30 pm everyday at Birla Auditorium. So we use to take our seat by 6:15 pm but the plays use to start around 7:30pm . . . Long waits before every play was enough to spoil all my fun. . .

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