Monologue in Hindi
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Ansh Theatre Group
A soldier is someone who has dedicated their life to protecting their country and its people. During battle, they find themselves faced with a life-or-death situation. They make a split-second decision, pulling the trigger and taking another person’s life. It’s a haunting thought, isn’t it?
But what about the soldier themselves? What happens when they become the one who is killed? It’s a harsh reality that we often overlook. We mourn the loss of a brave individual, someone who made the ultimate sacrifice for their beliefs. We honour their memory and acknowledge their bravery, but it’s important to question the circumstances that led to their death. Was it a sacrifice or an act of murder? This is a question that sparks intense debate and raises important ethical considerations. They made a conscious choice to fight for what they believed in, and their death is seen as a sacrifice for a greater cause.
On the other hand, there are those who believe that the soldier’s death is a tragic result of a larger system of violence and aggression. They argue that the soldier was a victim of circumstances beyond their control, manipulated by those in power for their own gain. In this perspective, the soldier’s death is seen as a murder, a senseless loss of life that could have been avoided.
So, what is achieved through all of this? Is there a greater purpose to war and the sacrifices it demands?
Written, Directed & Performed by Makarand Deshpande
Lights: Amogh Phadake
Set: Sumit Patil
Music: Aashish Gade
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