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Dramatic Reading/Musical

The legendary Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande, who is also known as PuLa Deshpande, was a popular Marathi writer and humourist. He was a multifaceted personality, a trait that is reflected in the body of work and literature created by him. In addition to his comedic scripts, he also wrote about serious issues in several of his works. Through his critical but subtle works, his poetic voyages take us on an exceptional ride. Aparichit PuLa aims to bring attention to and provide a glimpse of some of his lesser-known humorous and critical works. Additionally, some of his poems will also be rendered as musical compositions.

This programme is based on his creations like Khogir Bharti, Aghal Paghal, Hasvnuk, Gathoda and Urlasurla. While there are many other popular publications like Batatyachi Chaal, Asami Asami, Vyakti ani Valli, on which numerous programmes have been structured, these have not been considered here, and hence the title Aparichit PuLa (The Unknown PuLa).

Directed & conceptualised by Chandrakant Kale
Presented by Satish Alekar, Chandrakant Kale & Girish Kulkarni
Music by Narendra Bhide
Tabla: Apurva Dravid
Harmonium: Dipti Kulkarni
Produced by Shabdavedh

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.



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