Children’s Play in Hindi
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Essay Ensemble
Gulzar’s Boski Ke Kaptan Chacha is a humorous play that sees elders being educated by children for a change. A group of children in a multi-ethnic chawl that houses several families consider an ex-soldier, Jagir Singh, their mentor. Fondly referred to as Kaptan Chacha, Singh is planning to celebrate Republic Day in the chawl, motivating others to participate.
A long flagpole arrives, creating curiosity amongst its residents. Questions and arguments lead to an interesting divide among the inhabitants, revealing ignorance, enthusiasm and cynicism towards celebrations of such occasions. The enthusiasm of young children and reluctance of elders creates an interesting face-off. The youngsters gang up with Kaptan Chacha to address the issue of social apathy towards national festivals and symbols with humour.
Children from Dhai Akshar Educational Trust are part of this show.
Written by Gulzar
Directed by Salim Arif
Produced by Lubna Salim
Cast: Rani Jadhav, Rohit Kolekar, Abhishek Jadhav, Piyush Singh, Sagar Vahi, Arshad Khan and others
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