THEATRE : Saksham Theatre presents "Toba Tek Singh" Hindi Play > 7:30pm on 13th May 2018

Venue : Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road
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Time : 7:30 pm Add to Calendar 13/05/2018 19:30 13/05/2018 21:00 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE : Saksham Theatre presents "Toba Tek Singh" Hindi Play Event Page : Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

Duration : 1 hour 30 mins.

Entry : by Tickets priced at Rs. 200, Available at :
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Offline : At the Programmes Desk, Habitat World, IHC before the show if not sold out
Note : For 8 years old and above.

Venue : Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking : Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
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Event Description : THEATRE : Saksham Theatre presents "Toba Tek Singh" Hindi Play

The story is set two or three years after the 1947 Partition, when the governments of India and Pakistan decided to exchange their Muslim, Sikh and Hindu , and revolves around Bishan Singh, a Sikh inmate of an asylum in Lahore, who is from the town of Toba Tek Singh. As part of the exchange of Bishan Singh is sent under police escort to India, but upon being told that his hometown Toba Tek Singh is in Pakistan, he refuses to go. The story ends with Bishan Singh lying down between barbed wire: "There, behind barbed wire, was Hindustan. Here, behind the same kind of barbed wire, was Pakistan. In between, on that piece of ground that had no name, lay Toba Tek Singh.”

Play : Toba Tek Singh

Writer : Saadat Hasan Manto

Hindi Adaptation : Vidhya Shankar

Design & Direction : Sunil Rawat

Cast & Crew : Vikramaditya Panday, Sunil Rawat, kapil Pal, Rehman khan, Dharmender Sangwan, Prem Prakash Sachin, Ritesh Yadav , Lalit, Abhay, Sadaam, Prabhat, Shaurya, Vivek Parashar, Vinod Juyal.

Background : The play is part of Saksham Theatre Festival 2018

Saksham Theatre Festival 2018 running from 08th April to 13th May 2018 at Aphitheatre, India Habitat Centre. The tenth annual festival will host elevan different plays of playwrights like Badal sarkar, Saadat Hasan Manto, Vijay Tendulkar, Peter Shaffer, Dario Fo and Lalit Sehgal, Mahesh Dattani, Friedrich Durrenmatt and Ashok Lal.

Festival begins with the comedy of Badal Sarkar “Ballabhpur Ki Roopkatha” which revolves around a person Bhupati Rai who wants to sell his 400 yrs hunted palace. The other play of Badal Sarkar in the festival is ”Baki Itihas” an intense drama about the struggle of common people to be a part of history. “The Physicists” is a satirical drama by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt, deals with the progress of the modern science and it’s impact on our lives. The festival also feature comedies like “Hasmukh Mehta Ki Wasiyat” a harsh yet comedic reflection of the patriarchal society, Dario Fo’s “Cant Pay! Wont Pay!” Which raise the question of unemployment, food shortage and freedom of expression and “Miyan biwi Aur Manto “a comical take on the sweet-sour relationship shared by husband and wife, Peter Shaffer “Black Comedy story of a Struggling sculptor Brij Mehta and his fiance, Kanti. Vijay Tendulkar’s  “Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai” tries to touch upon the issues like unfulfilled desires, hypocrisy, gender discrimination, social customs and manifestations of power. While the Ashok Lal’s “ Ek Mamooli Aadmi” raises questions about our social, family relationships, bureaucracy and human values. “Gandhi Aur Godse”written by Lalit Sehgal , a never before insight on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and controversies surrounding Bapu’s ideologies and his assassination. Festival ends with Manto’s “Toba Tek Singh” based on Indo-Pak paritition.

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THEATRE : Saksham Theatre presents "Toba Tek Singh" Hindi Play > 7:30pm on 13th May 2018 THEATRE : Saksham Theatre presents "Toba Tek Singh" Hindi Play > 7:30pm on 13th May 2018 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Sunday, May 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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