Andhayug - 2016

Playwright - Dharamvir Bharati

Direction - Kiran Pavaskar

Cast

 

Ashwathama- Saurabh Thakare Dritarashtra- Sameer Ramteke Gandhari- Saachi Jiwane

Kriparcharya and Prahari 1 – Ajinkya Ovhal Kritavarma and Prahari 2- Shubham Rai Krishna and Shankar- Mayank Patel

Sanjay- Anuj Prabhu Vidur- Rohan Anand

 

 Crew

 

Music Composition - Rohit Verma

Violin - Margherita Marincola

Djembe - Krishna Navale

Harmonium- Devandra Patel

Vocals - Kajol Muskan, Pravin Madke Bhausaheb Sonawane Pravin Pandey

Light design - Saurabh Thakare

 

Light operation - Priyapal

 

Costume Design- Kajol Muskan and Kiran Pavaskar

 

Set design- Kiran Pavaskar

Music operation - Shubham Jite

Photography - Nikhil Kamble and Debjyoti Bardhan

Make-up - Ulesh Khandare and Sanidhya Technical Superintendent - Hemant Wagh Production In charge – Smt. Sandhya Rayate

Design and Direction- Kiran Pavaskar

 

Acknowledgement

Prof. Dr.Mangesh Bansod (I/C Director, Academy of Theatre Arts University of Mumbai)

 

Special Thanks

Mr. Shafaat Khan, Bijon Mondal

Dr. Amol Deshmukh, Milind Inamdar

Andha Yug is a 1954 verse play written in Hindi, by renowned novelist, poet, and playwright Dharamvir Bharati . It is one of the most significant plays of modern India. Set in the last day of the

Great Mahabharat war, the five-act tragedy was written in the years following the 1947 partition of India, as an allegory to its destruction of human lives and ethical values. The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. It is a metaphoric meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood and that war dehumanized individuals and society. Thus both the victor and the vanquished lose eventually.

Our attempt was to deconstruct the play to highlight the absurdity of emotions and situations without losing the original context. Symbolism, Absurdism, Existential Overview aresome of the points highlighted through distorted images, movements, visuals and live music in a novel version of yet another Andhayug.