The 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav’s (BRM) parallel theatre festival, organised by National School of Drama (NSD) in Nagpur. The seven-day festival will begin on February 9 and continue till Feb 15.
The festival is also being hosted parallel in other cities viz. Delhi, Shillong, Dehradun, Villupuram and Puducherry. Addressing the media Suresh Sharma, Director In-Charge National School of Drama informed that the festival will be inaugurated on February 9 at 6:00 pm in Sai Hall Shankar Nagar, Nagpur in the presence of Minister of Road Transport & Highway, Nitin Gadkari.
The event will also witness the presence of the Guest of honour Madhu Joshi, Senior theater actor. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by the worthy performance of the play by a Mumbai based Vision Group, Ek Zunj Varyashi, written by P.L. Deshpande and directed by Shriniwas Narwekar. He also said “There are shows that will leave a far larger imprint on the audience than just making them simply watch something”.During the festival, theater enthusiasts will be treated to an exciting performance that promises an indulging theater experience, alongside authentic regions and international performances.
The 21st BRM at Nagpur will showcase a range of productions comprising 7 shows from critically acclaimed plays carefully curated from across India and other parts of the world.
The festival will host 5 Indian and 2 foreign plays. Among Indian plays, two plays would be held in Marathi & Bengali and one in Hindi whereas performances from the USA and Russia would be in English and Russian respectively.
The opening act on 9th February is the description of Ek Zunj Varyashi (A fight with the wind) is a critically acclaimed play. An anonymous common man seeks an appointment of a minister and point-blank demands his resignation with supportive evidence, for the injustice done with some other person. Arguments cross-arguments between them leads the main body of this classic play, whose soul is the machination of political & bureaucratic system, highlighting the destructive characteristic of human nature. It is an adaptation of Russian playwright Vladen Dozortsev’s The Last Appointment adapted by legendary Marathi playwright P. L. Deshpande.
Dr. Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman, NSD said “We are delighted that through the years, Bharat Rang Mahotsav has consistently been making efforts to bring a selection of quality plays, choosing the best to present to the audience and groom the budding talent of theater by giving them a stage. BRM has received the love and support of the theater enthusiasts all over the globe and also in Nagpur and we expect that the love and support of the theater enthusiasts keep increasing daily”.
Besides the plays which will be staged every evening, Nagpur will also be buzzed with allied performances which will include traditional performances and folk dances 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsava, in total will be hosting 91 plays pan India i.e. New Delhi, starting from February 1 till February 21.