Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011 at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg > 30th November-4th December 2011

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Entry : 
30th November : by Invitation
1st to 4th December : Tickets @ Rs. 200, Rs. 100, Rs. 50 available at the venue before the show.

Place : The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001
Landmark : Next to Kamani Auditorium
Event Details : Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011.
Schedule : 
Wednesday, 30th November, 2011 at 6.00 P.M
Inauguration of Festival & then followed by a Hindi Play
Writer : Yogesh Tripathi, Directed by Rajesh Babbar
Group : Pratibimb Kala Darpan, New Delhi
Synopsis : The play presents at once the story of women’s status in society and theatre as an instrument of emancipation. It is the story of a shy and simple girl who gains confidence through theater and proof herself a valuable component of the society. Vijaya, a sensitive girl shackled by her domestic concerns experiences emancipation through theatre. In a sense, it is also a celebratory play about theatre itself. Supporting this main theme, there are sub-stories about man-women relationships. Vijaya, too shy to have confidence in her desirability, finds mutual love in Kamesh, the leading actor in the play within the play. Actor Annu, who seems to have a crush on Director Arvind finds her love unrequited.
Putraji, Vijaya’s  do-nothing brother, is a hen pecked husband married to a quietly domineering office going woman. Finally, there is the sub-story of Vijaya’s religious but broad- minded father who appears to have managed life seemingly pretty well despite an arranged marriage. In short, the play takes didacticism to complex aesthetic patterns with vivid characters infused with humour and wit. The play maintains a lively tempo throughout.
 Thursday, 1ST December, 2011 at 6.30 P.M
HUM DONO, a Play in Hindi
Adaptation : Dinesh Thakur, Directed by Suresh Bhardwaj
Synopsis of the Play - The play ‘Hum Dono’ is based on Arbuzov`s original Russian play 'Old World'. Sarita Hazarika is at the sanatorium to recoup from an illness but according to Dr. Singh, the head of the Sanatorium, there is hardly anything wrong with her physically. Her unpredictable ways, funny ideas and impulsive actions have completely upturned his familiar, orderly world. The old lady instincts refuse to confirm to rules leading to explosive confrontations with the utterly responsible Dr.Singh. But Sarita’s enthusiasm for life is infectious and the lonely doctor finds their irritating conflicts and confrontations growing into concern, understanding and perhaps to the beginning of a delicate new relationship……
She teaches him to enjoy old age be it by going for recitals, drinking in a pub, dancing in a street, getting soaked in the rain or hearing the sound of the waves lapping at the shore. No wonder then that the story is a “happy ever after one”. It does not mo
PHANDI, a Play in Hindi
Writer : Dr Shankar Shesh, Directed by Suman Vaidya
Group : Aakar Kala Sangam, New Delhi
Synopsis of the Play - Phandi is a truck driver living with his wife and one child. The play starts with Phandi in prison as he is found guilty for killing his own father who was suffering from throat cancer. But throughout the play, guilty Phandi tries to convey that he hasn’t murdered his father, but he completed his wish for death. His father preferred death over living like a cancer patient. Vakil Bhagatram is a government lawyer appointed for Phandi. But due to his low reputation and less confidence, he always loses in the court.
The play deals with the concept of Mercy Killing. Even some doctors say that it is better to kill the patients of cancer if they want it. As there is no medicine or cure for cancer, so death or mercy killing seems better than enduring the unbearable pain that cancer brings with itself.
Phandi belongs to a poor and low-class family and therefore he can’t afford daily morphine injections which are highly costly, for his father. Phandi can’t see the pain of his father due to cancer, which is more painful rather than Death. Therefore, he finds it better to kill his father or in other words, fulfils his father’s wish for mercy killing. And this way his father dies and the whole scene is seen by Phandi’s friend who straightaway reports to police and due to which Phandi comes to jail. Vakil Bhagatram, knowing the whole scene, fights for justice and humanity and he also raises the question that is it right to kill the patient of cancer? Or let him wait for death with suffering a lot of pain.
Friday, 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”)
Adaptation : Rajesh Babbar, Directed by Rajesh Babbar
Group : Pratibimb Kala Darpan, New Delhi
Synopsis of the Play- 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”.
Saturday, 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
Synopsis of the Play- Meeta Ki Kahani
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.
Sunday, 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
Synopsis of the Play : 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.

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Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011 at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg > 30th November-4th December 2011 Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011 at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg > 30th November-4th December 2011 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Sunday, December 04, 2011 Rating: 5

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