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I BO KAATTEY

In his Hindustani-Punjabi staged adaptation of the book, actor-director Akshay Anand Kohli... more details

MATHEMAGICIAN

The set design is bare, save for a potent piece of visual imagery. The beautiful hardwood Prithvi floor was covered in white tarp... more details

SEHAR

DREAMZ: SAHER lives up to the ambiguity of its title. This Pankaj Kapur helmed, 55 minutes play is like a whiff of air, suspended in time... more details

LAST OVER

Belying its title, Coconut Theatre's Hindi comedy LAST OVER, is not all about cricket. Cricket is more of a metaphor... more details

BAAT NIKLEGI TOH

BAAT NIKLEGI TOH is a play that wants to be a movie. When the story is presented by the eternally rebellious raconteur, Mahesh Bhatt... more details

KAAMIYA

The play makes us aware of the complicated psychological and social boundaries that hold a woman back from taking charge of her own life since... more details

TALLI TUESDAY

The two hour roller coaster ride journeys through five separate stories bound by the singular human need for companionship and love... more details

GAJAB KAHANI

Once upon a time in 16th century Europe, the elephant was a spectacle-a wonder of sorts, a creature never seen before... more details

RAAT NA AAYE

The bold confrontations, the duplicity of relationships torn between love and rage, an all-pervading sourness set off an introspective mode in the audience... more details

DHAABA

Welcome to the world of Object Theatre where ordinary objects from home, office and even the street become vehicles of ideas... more details

MUGHAL-E-AZAM

It's a brilliant stroke to re-imagine it on stage, but it also requires a certain tenacity and astuteness to dare it...  more details

KOMAL GANDHAR

Although his mother tongue was Marathi, Dr Shesh never wrote in Marathi. So, it was a sort of poetic justice that the Shesh festival should open with one of his plays translated in Marathi... more details

RAKTABEEJ

Playwright Shankar Shesh had a penchant for re-inventing mythology. To his credit are several interpretations of the key characters of the Mahabharata... more details

GASHA

Belonging and going away, remembering and forgetting, return and redemption -these hallmarks of migration take on special significance... more details

SUR V/S ASUR

The premise of Avneesh Mishra's new musical for children, SUR VS ASUR is simple, but enjoyable... more details

27 02 02 ZAHEEN SHAH

Actor's Cult's new play 27/02/02 ZAHEEN SHAH opened at Prithvi theatre. The information offered by the play's leaflet... more details

THE DARKROOM PROJECT

The name seems to imply an attempt to play with the original stories as one plays with undeveloped film - to put it through a transformative process... more details

KYUN KYUN LADKI

The actors do well, and the song, Kitabein Karti Hai Baatein, based on Safdar Hashmi's poem, has a touching quality about it... more details

NAQQAASH

NAQQAASH is a product of the Writers Block edition 2016. It is always worthwhile to find a writer who exposes the darker aspects of India's so-called development... more details

SELFIE (Hindi)

This is seemingly a different offering from Painter, whose previous plays have been lighter comedies... more details

LADDOO GOPAL

On the whole, it is a well-enacted play. All the actors are so nimble footed and spontaneous that the viewers are drawn to them... more details

BARFF

The performances by the three players come across as sparklingly spontaneous. A special mention must be made for Sadia Siddiqui... more details

LORETTA

With its Goan picture-book scenery in the background and a live music band to support it, LORETTA is a pretty yet gross approximation of its original form... more details

SONG OF THE SWAN

There is something very ordinary when Harsh Khurana in his role as a negotiator (on the Indian side), much later in the play, talks of Hans more details


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