Love On The Brink
Timing: 18:00 [January 14, 2011 - January 15, 2011]
Lillete Dubey, Joy Sengupta, Kumud Mishra, Shivani Tanksale
English Play > Comedy
Mumbai > Maharashtra > India
|Writer: Sandhya Divecha; Director: Lillete Dubey; Cast: Joy Sengupta, Kumud Mishra and Shivani Tanksal; 'Love on the Brink' is a wickedly satirical and brilliantly comic story about three people who meet unexpectedly one dark night at the edge of the sea front. |
There is Sudipto Bandhopadhya ( Bandy), an existentialist intellectual who has sunk so low that honest existentialists would disown him. He has no future except to jump off into the sea and is about to do so, when Pankaj Chopra ( Chops) comes along and intervenes. Chops and Bandy turn out to be college classmates. As Bandy, in his rags, reveals the depth of his despair, Chops a picture of prosperity, is all sympathy and then confesses that he too is full of frustration, because his wife won't divorce him so he can marry the woman he loves.
Into this, Chops' wife Amu appears, a beautiful and highly over educated woman, and a triangle of the absurd ensues, that in the tradition of all great comedy revels in alienation, the loss of identity, inability to communicate, self expression and the meaninglessness of it all. And the more their woes increase, the more we laugh, as we recognize our own lives in their incisively observed and wildly funny misadventures, as they struggle to understand life, love, success and the pursuit of happiness.