Hindi Play (80 mins)
It all begins on a rainy night…when retired Assistant Police Commissioner Dandavate volunteers his service at a police control room. As the hours go by, anonymous residents of Mumbai seek help. The night presents us with a series of twists and turns, while the end unearths the truth in a way that leaves us holding our breath. When Dandavate exits that control room, he says, “I’m indebted to this night… Good intentions alone do not absolve us of our sins. Thank you Kaveri for helping me realise this!” The taut plot with its minimalist setting gradually unravels this mystery. The elaborate sound design is a vital character in itself, disturbing our complacency and overturning our assumptions. While excavating the rich subtext, no one in the audience is permitted to be a mere distant, passive onlooker. Kusur (The Mistake) takes us on a claustrophobic and thrilling, yet emotional and immersive journey. This theatrical experience is one to linger on, way beyond the curtain drop.
Written by Sandhya Gokhale
Actor & Director: Amol Palekar
Anaan Nirmitee Creations
Box Office: 26th October for Members & 29th October for Public
(Amol Palekar’s association with NCPA comes a full circle, since his performance at NCPA’s inaugural festival in 1969.)