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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    7 May 2023 | 3:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs. 450 & 360/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs. 500 & 400/-
  • Duration
    105 mins

Event Details

Dramatic reading/Musical

A few students of medicine are occupied with the idea of organising a projection centered around the theme of freedom in poetry. The poem they have in mind is Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’ but it must be in Bengali, in the great poet’s own handwriting. In their frantic search, a representative of the students approaches a couple with a soft spot for poetry—Pu. La. Deshpande (fondly called Bhai) and Sunitabai, who find themselves overwhelmed by this pursuit. And thus begins the unending quest. In the process, Sunitabai reads aloud a number of poems that have immensely enriched the couple. She also ruminates over the very nature of poetry and its inexplicable importance in life.

Priy Bhai, Ek Kavita Havi Aahe (Dear brother, we seek a poem) is a beautiful melange of poems that are read aloud, sung melodiously and pondered over aloud. The script is by Dr. Sameer Vasant Kulkarni, who is the representative of students who actually approached the Deshpandes way back in the ’90s.

Writer: Dr. Sameer Kulkarni
Director: Amit Vaze
Singers: Anjali Marathe, Jaydeep Vaidya & Ninad Solapurkar
Actors: Amit Vaze, Manasi Vaze, Ninad Solapurkar, Jaydeep Vaidya, Anjali Marathe & Mukta Barve
Music: Jaydeep Vaidya, Ninad Solapurkar & Aparna Kelkar
Produced by Roopak and Presented by Jagar


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