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Vijay Kenkre in conversation with Satish Alekar and Chandrakant Kale

Three stalwarts of Marathi rangamanch come together to discuss their passion, process, plays and all things theatre.

Satish Alekar is a Marathi playwright, actor and theatre director. A founder member of the Theatre Academy of Pune, and best known for his plays Mahanirvan (1974), Mahapoor (1975), Atirekee (1990), Pidhijat (2003), Mickey ani Memsahib (1973), and Begum Barve (1979), all of which he also directed for the academy. Today, along with Mahesh Elkunchwar and Vijay Tendulkar, he is one of the most influential and progressive playwrights in modern Indian theatre.

Chandrakant Kale is a well-known actor-singer from Marathi experimental theatre. He is recognised for his work in plays like Ghashiram Kotwal, Mahanirvan, Teen Paishancha Tamasha, Begum Barve and Padgham presented by Theatre Academy, Pune. In 1988, he founded Shabdvedh. Under this banner, he has produced several programmes based on Marathi literature. He has worked on shows like Amrutgatha, Preetrang, Sajanvela, Aaj Ya Deshamadhe, Aparichit PuLa and others. He has acted in films like Jait Re Jait, Sinhasan, Mukta and Gandha.

Vijay Kenkre is a well-known theatre writer, director and actor. Shrimant, Karti Premat Padli, Sundar Mee Honar, Asami Asami, Naanda Saukhya Bhare, Shaantecha Karta Chaalu Ahe, Mitra, Vaah Guru, Dhol Taashe, A Perfect Murder and many other plays have been directed by him. He has featured in movies like Hawa Hawaee (2007) and Gola Berij (2012), Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli (2019) and others.

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