Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011
Hindi Play, Timing: 18:00 [December 2, 2011 - December 4, 2011]
Rajesh Babbar, Yogesh Tripathi, Dinesh Thakur, Suresh Bhardwaj, Kaviraj Laique, Jai Vardhan, Vijay Tendulkar, J.P.Singh
Theater > Festival
New Delhi > Delhi > India
|2nd December, 2011 at 7.00 P.M|
Khoob Milayi Jodi, a Hilarious & Comedy Play in Hindi
(A Hindi adaptation of Brandon Thomas's "The Charley's Aunt")
Directed by: Rajesh Babbar; Group: Pratibimb Kala Darpan, New Delhi; The Play Khoob Milayi Jodi is a Hindi adaptation of Brandon Thomas's timeless classic 'CHARLEY'S AUNT' originally written in 1880's. To make a communication between the Indian mindset, the play is adapted in Hindi according to the Indian Scenario. Nobody can deny that laughter is infectious and is a creativity of a present situation, which is to be done artistically to acquire a 'distinguished status'.
Many people say the road to young love is paved with many obstacles, an adage illustrated aptly through rib-tickling humor in the Hindi play Khoob Milayi Jodi. It also shows that love strikes us all –the young and young–at-heart, and we can do anything for love, thus proving the adage –"all's fair in love"!!!
A romantic comedy involving mistaken identities, the play revolves around a pair of Mumbai college students, Rajesh and his buddy Dinesh and their hare-brained scheme to marry the girls they love, Esha Singh and her cousin sister Nisha Singh respectively. A debonair and witty classmate, Sumit, a struggling actor at heart, is talked into impersonating a woman – Dinesh's Mausi (aunt), a rich diamond merchant from London and widow of Maharaj Shamsher Singh. The purpose of the charade is to have the aunt act as chaperone while the young men confess their love to the young ladies and propose marriage.
Since the 'real' aunt sends a last minute telegram saying she cannot make it, the young men are confident their plan is fool-proof! But, as always, complications abound! Rajesh's uncle, Col Inder Mohan Dogra, a well-meaning but bankrupt retired colonel in the Indian army, is talked into contemplating marriage to the rich old aunt by his nephew Rajesh. The conservative and autocratic Raibahadur Hardayal Singh Bahl, father of Esha and uncle and guardian to Nisha, in hopes of marrying into wealth, also falls in love with the fake, slightly mannish-looking Maharani of Kandhapur. And ultimately, the real aunt shows up with Sumit's heartthrob Sandhya in tow, and the fun and games begin in earnest. Finally the truth is revealed and "all is well that ends well".
3rd December, 2011 at 7.00 P.M
Meeta Ki Kahani, a Play in Hindi
Writer: Vijay Tendulkar, Directed by: Kaviraj Laique; Group: The performers, Udaipur, Rajasthan; Meeta Ki Kahani, a play in which Meeta alias Sumitra Singh, narrates the story of psychological strength or weakness. Meeta from her childhood used to play with boys of her age and thus her behaviour/ lifestyles has become like boys behaviour/ lifestyle. This has resulted that she cannot think of keeping herself away from boys and attracts the girls. She was advised by her parents and intimate friends to maintain a distance from boys, but this was beyond her nature. She was always attracted towards girls like males which resulted her to confront ill- reactions from her home mates, family members, society, etc. And ultimately she faces severe consequences.
4th December, 2011 at 7.00 P.M
Urgent Meeting, a play in Hindi
Writer: Jai Vardhan, Directed by: J.P.Singh; Group: Rangbhoomi, Delhi; Jai Vardhan's "Urgent Meeting" is an original Comic Hindi play with satire, which was written in 1995. This is a story of every office & department of any organization where there are several meetings take place everyday and closes without any result. This is happening mainly because that we are not transparent and firmed with our ideas & foresight but we have our self interest at the same time, that's why, most of the meetings fail. During the meeting, we generally put allegations, cross allegations on each other, leg pulling and give false & baseless excuses. Nowadays, the meeting has changed its meaning i.e. meeting, eating and cheating. Surprisingly, even the art world has also not been spared with this dirty politics.
In this play, the rain and telephone also play a vital role. All the characters represent a special class of our society. There is no change in the set but several changes of subject and circumstances. The play ends without any positive result but leaves us or compels to think about this important issue.