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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    11 December 2021 | 7:00 pm
  • Member Price
  • Non Member Price
  • Duration
    80 Minutes

Event Details

English/Hindi Play

An NCPA Presentation

Raghav shows up in Mumbai without much of a plan and throws himself headlong into the ruckus. After living in quiet and orderly Singapore for many years, Mumbai comes as quite a shock. Everything feels heightened, louder, brighter, impossible to ignore. He fights the absurd loneliness of the crowded city with lots of laughter and some bravery.

A Fistful of Rupees considers the idea of what it means to truly ‘arrive’ in this expansive yet tiny world. Flitting between grim realism and outright absurdist humour, the play is both an ode to Mumbai’s overpowering personality as well as a heartfelt journey of a young person navigating opportunity and despair with equal earnestness. At some point, Raghav must decide whether he wants to continue to spectate and observe, or finally jump in.

Runner-up, Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Awards 2018
Showcased at the Tata Lit Live! Mumbai Literature Festival 2018 

Written and directed by Shiv Tandan
Cast: Vidyuth Gargi, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Mallika Shah & Vaibhav Kapatia

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