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Hindi theatre served hot on the city’s plate

Deepa Mansukhani , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 31, 2013
First Published: 16:50 IST(31/7/2013) | Last Updated: 02:28 IST(1/8/2013)

Gear up for some food for thought with this ongoing Hindi theatre festival in the city. The plays are a satirical take on life and society depicted through the medium of performing arts. Titled Char Rang, the theatre fest is being held for the first time in the Capital.

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The main aim of the event is to popularise Hindi literature. “We are organising this festival to make Hindi language popular across the world, especially with the common man,” says Hari Suman, an author and organiser of the four day long gala. The fest, that opened on July 29, concludes with two interesting plays today. Deputy Collectrie, a play by Bansi Kaul, revolves around how parents wanted their son to become a deputy collector and what eventually happens in the end.

The second play to be staged today is Zindagi & Jonk, a simple story played out by Bansi Kaul. The plot of the play revolves around a person who lives in a mahulla in UP and treated badly by people and used by people throughout his life. His urge is to live and survive like every human being, which is the premise of the story, which is written by Amar Kant. “It talks about the hypocrisy of the middle class. How they give basi khanna to poor people ut at the same time they want credit in the society” says Kaul, who has also directed this one.

Plays that were staged earlier at the fest include Usne Kaha Tha, Paajeb, Parda and Chief ki Dawat Kafan , Faisala and Bahdiaa.

Catch it live
What:
Char Rang Theatre Festival
When: Till today
Timing: 6.30 pm onwards
Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
NEAREST METRO STATION: Mandi House on the Blue Line


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