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  • Venue
    Tata Theatre
  • Date Time
    10 August 2024 | 7:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.2,700, 2,250, 1,800, 1,080, 900, 720 & 450/- (Plus GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.3,000, 2,500, 2,000, 1,200, 1,000, 800 & 500/- (Plus GST)
  • Duration
    120 mins

Event Details


An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Rage Productions

A collage of modern India, One On One Dhamaal is a unique theatrical evening that brings together Mumbai’s finest actors in works written by some of India’s most talented playwrights and helmed by a line-up of our best-known directors.

The themes and personae include arranged marriages, marriages of convenience, resigned housewives, accommodating film producers, harassed ticket collectors and inedible airline food. These nine monologues in English and Hindi convey amusement, annoyance and concern about what it is like to live in India today.

I’m Every Woman
English (13 mins)

A confused wife, non-committal daughter, guilt-ridden mother, not-so-dutiful daughter-in-law. What if they all happen to be the same person?

Written by Ayeesha Menon
Directed by Faezeh Jalali
Performed by Shivani Tanksale


Kachre Ki Hifazat
Hindi (15 mins)

A chief minister dies mysteriously—an amusing retelling of his bodyguard’s woes.

Written by Ashok Mishra
Directed & performed by Rajit Kapur


Job Interview
English (8 mins)

A Parsi gentleman with failing eyesight attends an interview for an airline pilot’s job. The stakes are high. His nerves are shot.

Adapted & directed by Rahul da Cunha
Performed by Sohrab Ardeshir


Keeda Saala
Hinglish (10 mins)

A junior artiste in Hindi films talks about growing up in Bombay’s notorious neighbourhood of Dongri.

Written and directed by Rahul da Cunha
Performed by Zafar Karachiwala


For Adults Only

TC Rasbihari
Hindi (13 mins)

Rasbihari ko gussa kyona ata hai? Ticket collector Rasbihari gets slapped. He has been slapped many times before, but this time, he is upset because it was not his fault.

Written by Ashok Mishra
Directed by Rajit Kapur
Performed by Gagandev Riar


Dear Richard
English (10 mins)

An angry, exhausted airline traveller writes an open letter to the owner of Virgin Atlantic on the state of inedible airline food.

Written by Oliver Beale
Adapted by Nadir Khan & Akarsh Khurana
Performed by Rajit Kapur


Game, Set(ing) And Match
English (14 mins)

An American Desi boy is invited to India to meet a prospective bride, but the investment climate looks much more interesting.

Written by Farhad Sorabjee
Directed by Rajit Kapur
Performed by Vrajesh Hirjee


Hindi/English (14 mins)

Gurpreet is getting ready before her wedding to her boyfriend of seven years. As the ceremony approaches, she begins to question everything about the past, present and future of their relationship.

Written by Sumeet Vyas
Directed by Puja Sarup
Performed by Shikha Talsania


Khoon, Pasina…Action!
Hindi/English (14 mins)

A glimpse into a day in the life of a first-time producer on a big-budget Bollywood film. How does he play this game? Does he dance to everyone else’s tunes, or will he emerge the hero?

Written by Ashish Jagtiani
Directed by Akarsh Khurana
Performed by Sumeet Vyas


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