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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    18 May 2024 | 3:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.360 & 315/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.400 & 350/-
  • Duration
    100 mins

Event Details

Marathi Play

This story takes place in a small village called Babhulgaon. It has no water, no employment, but there are mobile phones and everything in the world can be seen on them. Social media has become all-pervasive and as in every village, the young of Babhulgaon have also become a part of the pracharaki (propagandist) life. Nana, a young resident of the village, is hailed for his education and aggressive leadership qualities by his friends, engaged in small businesses or farming. He has appeared for many job interviews in the city but has received as many rejections. In one such interview when Nana is asked to locate Babhulgaon on Google Maps, the remote village does not show up and Nana is rejected. Does his village mean nothing to the world? Do its residents have no identity? Plagued by these questions, a life of unemployment and total exclusion from the modern world, Nana and his friends embark on a journey to discover the history of Babhulgaon so it may become known to the world through social media.

Is this a discovery of history, or is it an effort to erase the question mark raised by the modern world on their existence?

Dagad aani Maati represents the state of flux in the present-day countryside and the uncertainty faced by the rural farming youth. This is the story of a vulnerable quest and a confused present forced to surrender to a life of inevitable compromise.

Playwright: Datta Patil
Director: Sachin Shinde
Cast: Umesh Jagtap, Ashwini Kasar, Jayashri Jagtap, Badrish Katti, Pranav Sapkale, Hemant Mahajan, Krutarth Shevgavkar, Rajendra Ugle & Omkar Govardhan
Lights: Nikhil Marne
Sets: Laxman Kokane
Music: Rushikesh Shelar
Costume design: Trupti Zunjarrao
Music Operator: Rushikesh Gangurde


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