Sunday, December 18, 2011

Director Arvind Gaur’s new play, "I Will Not Cry", solo act by Lushin Dubey,in Jaipur


Director Arvind Gaur’s new play,
"I Will Not Cry",
solo act by Lushin Dubey
directed & scripted by Arvind Gaur
focusses on the issue of increasing number of child deaths in our country.

‘I WILL NOT CRY’
solo play by Lushin Dubey,
directed & scripted by Arvind Gaur
on 20th dec at jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur at 6.30pm
presented by Save the Children
the play is an exceptional blend of theatre and multimedia, highlighting the issue of child survival ...through satire and music excerpts.it will bring alive the sad truth of millions of unnecessary deaths of children in our country. It hopes to evoke our collective responsibility, as a nation, to act together.

Director's Note -
“The child deaths in India are most alarming and shocking situation. India has unofficially become the world’s child death capital,over 5,000 children die in the country every day ,due to totally preventable causes like diarrhoea, pneumonia and birth related complications.Every 15 seconds, a kid is dying and over four lakh newborns die within the first 24 hours of birth every year, which is the highest anywhere in the world,But sadly and shockingly, this is not a priority for us.The priorities of our economic policies are changing and children figure nowhere there. Schemes, plans and funds are there but they don't reach their destination.Ultimately, it all boils down to corruption.

The objective of this the play is not just to stir and sensitise the audience about to the shocking and shameful number of child deaths in our country, but to also alert them to introspect on their social responsibility towards the issues,”
- Arvind Gaur,

Cast-Credit-
Multi media/Film shoot -Vikki, Manoj Rai ,Nikhil, Monish
Music - Dr, Sangeeta Gaur
Sarangi - Anil Mishra
Costume Asstt- Anamika Jha
Set - Sanjeev Morya & ashok
Back stage - Gaurav Mishra,Abhisek Pandey,Kunal Sharma, Asish, Suraj Singh, Rahul Khanna,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Ishwak Singh,Smita Lal,Vivak,Himansu Maggo,Vikash
Lights & sound- Mishra ji ,Satti, Naresh

Street play on "Corruption" in Ghaziabad on 19th Dec

Asmita Theatre Group's
Street play on "Corruption"
in Various venues of Ghaziabad
on 19th Dec.2pm at Ganta ghar,
3pm at old bus stand,
4pm at Navyug Market.
play directed by Arvind Gaur.
*
It’s NOW or NEVER
______________________

Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,
Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Viren Basoya,Gaurav
Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur,
Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey
,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivek Sharma,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal Sharma, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Naman,Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikas Sharma, Geet, Mohit, Sarthak.
For Details please Contact-
Shilpi Marwaha -9540656537, Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525, Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav Mishra-8802761460, Himanshu Maggo-9810919151,Palak Bhutani-9990205744,
Punkaj Dutta-9899409936,Viren Basoya-99911013630,Ishwak Singh-9811430008
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Street play"Corruption" directed by Arvind Gaur at Minto Bridge on 18th Dec

Street play"Corruption" directed by Arvind Gaur at Minto Bridge on 18th Dec
Govt Press, Sabzi Mandi at 4.30pm and Shivaji park,Minto bridge at 6pm...
Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,
Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Viren Basoya,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivek Sharma,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal Sharma, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Naman,Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikas Sharma, Geet, Mohit, Sarthak.

For Details please Contact- 09540656537 (Shilpi Marwaha), 09810919151(Himanshu Maggo), 09711188856(Rahul Khanna)
Email id: asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Street play"Corruption" directed by Arvind Gaur at Najafgarh on 18th Dec

Street play "Corruption"
directed by Arvind Gaur will be performed at different venues of Najafgarh
by Asmita theatre Group
Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,
Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Viren Basoya,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivek Sharma,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal Sharma, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Naman,Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikas Sharma, Geet, Mohit, Sarthak.

For Details please Contact- 09540656537 (Shilpi Marwaha), 09810919151(Himanshu Maggo), 09711188856(Rahul Khanna)
Email id: asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Street play"Corruption" directed by Arvind Gaur at Rohini on 17th Dec

Street play "Corruption" directed by Arvind Gaur
at Rohini by asmita theatre group.
1st show at Sai Baba market sec 7, rohini metro pillar 409 at 5pm.
2nd show at Rohini east metro station at 6pm

Street Play "DASTAK" @ Palika Services Officer Institute on 17dec

Street play "DASTAK" directed by Arvind Gaur.
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group at Palika Services Officer Institute
on 17th December at 1:30 pm.
"DASTAK"- Talks about violence against women at public places.Why women in the national capital of Delhi feel unsafe in many public spaces, and at all times of the day and n...ight. Cutting across class, profession, they face continuous and different forms of sexual harassment in crowded as well as secluded places, including public transport, cars, markets, roads, public toilets and parks. School and college students are... most vulnerable to harassment, particularly rampant in public transport, particularly buses. Actors:Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Abhihek Pandey,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Praveen Kumar , Vikas Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Kunal,Tushar,prabhakar,

Street play"Corruption" at DDA office Madhuban Chowk, Rohini

Street play "Corruption"
directed by Arvind Gaur
at DDA office Madhuban Chowk, Rohini
by asmita theatre group.North West Delhi India Against Corruption organised a massive Dharna at DDA office Madhuban Chowk Rohini. The peaceful protest compelled the authorities to come down from their office to meet Satyagrahis Chief Engineer DDA Mr. R.K. Sharma addressed protestors at end and assured that their demands will be resolved soon.
About the play- In this play we try to aware the audience effect of corruption in our daily social and political life. This play is not just a play it’s a social awareness initiative from our side because we believe theatre can change, create awareness and can be used for betterment of society. In the play we show the pain of a common man, the struggle one faces because of corruption. We believe that if we want a change in society we should be prepared for a dialogue. Our Indian political system has become synonymous with Corruption. How does Corruption affect our Daily life? Well, the common man has to run from pillar to post to get his small jobs done, jobs like obtaining a driving license, passport, water connection, school admission, basic medical facilities. Corruption deep rooted in our system so badly that he is forced to pay bribes during birth and obtaining Death certificates. In our play we depict an Auction where we show corrupt system its social-economical practices We have a Great Indian Auction taking place all over the country. At this Auction the Indian system offers you everything under the Blue Sky. One can buy- Politicians Integrity, Houses given to war widows, Coffins of Kargil soldiers and even the Judicial system is effected by corruption. Govt agencies are ineffective to control the corruption in the system. Some corrupt politicians misuse their powers and arm twist the system to their own benefits. Inspite of the Corruption/Criminal charges not only they roam scott free but also manage to reach the parliament and further dupe the common man.The common man has accepted corruption as part of their life and adjusted to live with it. Its been 64 yrs since we got our Independence. Agreed India is shining but the picture on the other side of the coin is ugly. Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. According to a 2005 World Bank estimate, 41.6% of the total Indian population falls below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day. The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report ranked India 15th, amongst leading countries with hunger situation. It also places India amongst the three countries where the GHI between 1996 and 2011 went up from 22.9 to 23.7% and it is here that we have scams like Uttar Pradesh Food Grain Scam- 2 Lakh crore, 2G Scam worth Rs-176 lakh crore: Commonwealth Games Scam – 60,000 crs and many more. Our existing judicial system does not have a strong law against Corruption. We need a strong law which the Jan Lokpal bill proposes. The Lokpal Bill proposes to speed up the trial process of the corrupt, freezing their bank A/C’s and confiscating their property. It proposes to deal with Corruption in our country at all levels. We want the Janlok pal Bill to be passed in the parliament. We hope for better life and a clean system of our future coming generation. It’s NOW or NEVER
Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan, Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Viren Basoya,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Kundan, Naman,Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikash Sharma

Street Play 'Corruption' at sector 6 Udhyog Marg, Noida

Street Play 'Corruption' at sector 6 Udhyog Marg, Noida on 9th Dec 2011

Bhrastachar street play on corruption directed by Arvind Gaur at Tughlaqabad

Bhrastachar street play on corruption
directed by Arvind Gaur at Tughlaqabad
on 4th Dec 2011,
performed by Asmita Theatre Group.
About the play- In this play we try to make the audience aware of the effect of corruption in our daily social and political life. This play is not just a play it’s a social awareness initiative from our side because we believe theatre... can change, create awareness and can be used for the betterment of society. In the play we show the pain of a common man, the struggle one faces because of corruption. We believe that if we want a change in society we should be prepared for a dialogue. Our Indian political system has become synonymous with Corruption. How does Corruption affect our Daily life? Well, the common man has to run from pillar to post to get his small jobs done, jobs like obtaining a driving license, passport, water connection, school admission, basic medical facilities. Corruption is deep rooted in our system so badly that he is forced to pay bribes during birth and obtaining Death certificates. In our play we depict an Auction where we show corrupt system its social-economical practices We have a Great Indian Auction taking place all over the country. At this Auction the Indian system offers you everything under the Blue Sky. One can buy- Politicians Integrity, Houses given to war widows, Coffins of Kargil soldiers and even the Judicial system is effected by corruption. Govt agencies are ineffective to control the corruption in the system. Some corrupt politicians misuse their powers and arm twist the system to their own benefits. Inspite of the Corruption/Criminal charges not only they roam scott free but also manage to reach the parliament and further dupe the common man.The common man has accepted corruption as a part of their life and has adjusted to live with it. Its been 64 yrs since we got our Independence. Agreed India is shining but the picture on the other side of the coin is ugly. Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. According to a 2005 World Bank estimate, 41.6% of the total Indian population falls below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day. The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report ranked India 15th, amongst leading countries with hunger situation. It also places India amongst the three countries where the GHI between 1996 and 2011 went up from 22.9 to 23.7% and it is here that we have scams like Uttar Pradesh Food Grain Scam- 2 Lakh crore, 2G Scam worth Rs-176 lakh crore: Commonwealth Games Scam – 60,000 crs and many more. Our existing judicial system does not have a strong law against Corruption. We need a strong law which the Jan Lokpal bill proposes. The Lokpal Bill proposes to speed up the trial process of the corrupt, freezing their bank A/C’s and confiscating their property. It proposes to deal with Corruption in our country at all levels. We want the Janlok pal Bill to be passed in the parliament. We hope for better life and a clean system of our future coming generation. It’s NOW or NEVER
Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan, Malay Garg, Palak Bhutani, Viren Basoya, Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna, Suraj Singh, Himansu Maggo, Ishwak Singh, Pankaj Datta, Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur, Mannu Chaudhary, Vartika Tiwari, Sachin Sexena, Kumar Vaibhav, Amit Dahiya, Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh, Manoj Yadav, Mayank Pandey, Anamika Singh, Smita Lal, Rahul Srivastava, Rohit Vaid, Vineet Kumar, Vivek Sharma, Harsh, Ashish Sejwal, Tarun Kumar, Narendra Thakur, Kunal, Tushar, Prabhakar, Neetu, Rinki Negi, Nisha, Kajal Badana, Devesh, Illa Joshi, Rahul Malhotra, Kundan, Naman, Hargun, Neetu Sharma, Pooja Tyagi, Praveen Kr., Ratan, Vikas Sharma
For details Contact- Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683, Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856, Gaurav Mishra-8892761460, Himanshu Maggo-9810919151. Arvind Gaur-09899650509. # asmitatheatre@gmail.com
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Corruption street play at Jantar Mantar on 11th Dec 2011

Corruption street play at Jantar Mantar on 11th Dec 2011 by Asmita theatre actors

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Street play "Interfaith" directed by Arvind Gaur in Ahmedabad

Nazariya and The Difference presents -
Asmita theatre group's Street Play "Inter Faith"
directed & written by Arvind Gaur on 1st to 4th Dec 2011
at different venues of Ahmedabad city.

Date: 1st December, 2011-ASMITA THEATRE GROUP will be performing a play during the Opening of Mír...... followed by the screening of the film 'Mr. and Mrs. Iyer',Time: 8:00 PM (ENTRY WILL BE CLOSED AT 8:30 PM),Venue: Natarani, Opposite Fortune Landmark Hotel, Usmanpura, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad
Entry: By Passes only.

2nd , 3rd & 4th dec at different venues.
Interfaith- a street play by Asmita Theatre Group on the mindsets of the people.The play talks about how people make stereotypes in society,how we,as human beings don’t trust other people on the basis of caste, class, religion and colour.It also depicts 6 stories showing the atrocities faced by the victims,who suffer because of the genocide caused by the differences among people. For how many years will innocent people have to suffer because of difference in beliefs among people?

Actors:Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rohit Vaid,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal,

For details pls contact- Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhann-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav Mishra-8892761460,Himanshu Maggo-9810919151,Palak Bhutani-9990205744, ,Punkaj Dutta-9899409936,Viren Basoya-99911013630,Malay Garg-08447630975,Ishwak Singh-9811430008, Bajrang Bali singh-9810727641,Arvind Gaur sir -09899650509
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Street play "Garbage" at Mahatma Gandhi Camp,west Punjabi Bagh

Street play "Garbage" directed by Arvind Gaur
on 3rd december' 2011 at Mahatma Gandhi Camp,west Punjabi Bagh,New Delhi,
performed by Asmita Theatre Group.Cleanup programme by IAC volunteers.

There are dirty roads,spit marks,random garbage,urine, vulgar graffiti and over...flowing sewers at every nook and corner.Who is responsible for it ? - we ? Govt. bodies ? or lack of civic sense ? or our casual attitude for our surrounding ? Using 'everybody does it' and ‘what difference can I alone make’ is an excuse and only an excuse.The action has to start from "I " only. If every individual does... his or her own bit, he or she can definitely make a huge difference and can lead to change.It is easy to pin everything on the government, but people must first question themselves and their own civic sense. Roads and our streets are not dirty because nobody cleaned it, but because somebody dirtied it in the first place.
And thus we as socially responsible theatre actors with' Lets do it Delhi' are taking a step forward towards this goal through the medium of relevant theatre. So join us in this social initiative.
" be the change you want to see "- Gandhi ji.

Street team Incharge-Shilpi Marwaha
Performing Actors: Rahul Khanna,Imran Zahid,Rohit Vaid,Tarun Kumar,Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh, Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur, Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra, Naman, Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikash Sharma

Asmita Theatre Group Contacts etc-
For details pls contact- Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhann-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav Mishra-8892761460,Himanshu Maggo-9810919151,Palak Bhutani-9990205744, ,Punkaj Dutta-9899409936,Viren Basoya-99911013630,Malay Garg-08447630975,Ishwak Singh-9811430008, Bajrang Bali singh-9810727641,Arvind Gaur sir -09899650509
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"I Will Not Cry" - solo act by Lushin Dubey directed by Arvind Gaur



Director Arvind Gaur’s new play, "I Will Not Cry", solo act by Lushin Dubey focusses on the issue of increasing number of child deaths in our country.

‘I WILL NOT CRY’
solo play by Lushin Dubey,
directed & scripted by Arvind Gaur
on 23rd nov at 6pm at Sri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg,Mandi House.
presented by Save the Children
the play is an exceptional blend of theatre and multimedia, highlighting the issue of child survival ...through satire and music excerpts.it will bring alive the sad truth of millions of unnecessary deaths of children in our country. It hopes to evoke our collective responsibility, as a nation, to act together.

Director's Note -
“The child deaths in India are most alarming and shocking situation. India has unofficially become the world’s child death capital,over 5,000 children die in the country every day ,due to totally preventable causes like diarrhoea, pneumonia and birth related complications.Every 15 seconds, a kid is dying and over four lakh newborns die within the first 24 hours of birth every year, which is the highest anywhere in the world,But sadly and shockingly, this is not a priority for us.The priorities of our economic policies are changing and children figure nowhere there. Schemes, plans and funds are there but they don't reach their destination.Ultimately, it all boils down to corruption.

The objective of this the play is not just to stir and sensitise the audience about to the shocking and shameful number of child deaths in our country, but to also alert them to introspect on their social responsibility towards the issues,”
- Arvind Gaur,

Cast-Credit-
Multi media/Film shoot -Vikki, Manoj Rai ,Nikhil, Monish
Music - Dr, Sangeeta Gaur
Sarangi - Anil Mishra
Costume Asstt- Anamika Jha
Set - Sanjeev Morya & ashok
Back stage - Gaurav Mishra,Abhisek Pandey,Kunal Sharma, Asish, Suraj Singh, Rahul Khanna,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Ishwak Singh,Smita Lal,Vivak,Himansu Maggo,Vikash
Lights & sound- Mishra ji ,Satti, Naresh

Street play "Corruption" directed by Arvind Gaur at Indian Habitat Centre



Bhrastachar street play directed by Arvind Gaur
from 22nd Nov 2011 to 24th Nov at 8.30pm
Indian Habitat Center, Lodhi road, Delhi, New Delhi, India
performed by Asmita Theatre Group.
Short and Sweet festival 2011
About the play-
In this play we try to aware the audience effect of corruption in our daily social and political life. This play is not just a play it’s a social awareness initiative from our side because we believe theatre can change, create awareness and can be used for betterment of society.
In the play we show the pain of a common man, the struggle one faces because of corruption. We believe that if we want a change in society we should be prepared for a dialogue.
Our Indian political system has become synonymous with Corruption. How does Corruption affect our Daily life? Well, the common man has to run from pillar to post to get his small jobs done, jobs like obtaining a driving license, passport, water connection, school admission, basic medical facilities. Corruption deep rooted in our system so badly that he is forced to pay bribes during birth and obtaining Death certificates.
In our play we depict an Auction where we show corrupt system its social-economical practices
We have a Great Indian Auction taking place all over the country. At this Auction the Indian system offers you everything under the Blue Sky. One can buy- Politicians Integrity, Houses given to war widows, Coffins of Kargil soldiers and even the Judicial system is effected by corruption.

Govt agencies are ineffective to control the corruption in the system. Some corrupt politicians misuse their powers and arm twist the system to their own benefits. Inspite of the Corruption/Criminal charges not only they roam scott free but also manage to reach the parliament and further dupe the common man.The common man has accepted corruption as part of their life and adjusted to live with it.

Its been 64 yrs since we got our Independence. Agreed India is shining but the picture on the other side of the coin is ugly. Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. According to a 2005 World Bank estimate, 41.6% of the total Indian population falls below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day.
The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report ranked India 15th, amongst leading countries with hunger situation. It also places India amongst the three countries where the GHI between 1996 and 2011 went up from 22.9 to 23.7% and it is here that we have scams like Uttar Pradesh Food Grain Scam- 2 Lakh crore, 2G Scam worth Rs-176 lakh crore: Commonwealth Games Scam – 60,000 crs and many more.

Our existing judicial system does not have a strong law against Corruption. We need a strong law which the Jan Lokpal bill proposes. The Lokpal Bill proposes to speed up the trial process of the corrupt, freezing their bank A/C’s and confiscating their property. It proposes to deal with Corruption in our country at all levels.
We want the Janlok pal Bill to be passed in the parliament. We hope for better life and a clean system of our future coming generation.

It’s NOW or NEVER
______________________
Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,
Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Viren Basoya,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Kundan, Naman,Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikash Sharma
__________________
For details Contact-
Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,
Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,
Gaurav Mishra-8892761460, Himanshu Maggo-9810919151.
Arvind Gaur-09899650509.
# asmitatheatre@gmail.com
_____________________
An Asmita Presentation

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Street play "Dastak" by Asmita Theatre at IHC on 20th Nov.

Street play "DASTAK"
directed by Arvind Gaur
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group
on 2oth Nov 20 nov at IHC,Delhi

"DASTAK"- Talks about violence against women at public places.Why women in the national capital of Delhi feel unsafe in many public spaces, and at all times of the day and night. Cutting across class, profession, they face continuous and different forms of sexual harassment in crowded as w...ell as secluded places, including public transport, cars, markets, roads, public toilets and parks. School and college students are... most vulnerable to harassment, particularly rampant in public transport, particularly buses.

Actors:Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Kunal,Tushar,prabhakar

"Abu Ghraib" play at Epicenter by Ishwak Singh


"Abu Gharib"
Solo play acted by Ishwak Singh,
Presented by Asmita Theatre group
on 16th, 17th & 18th November 2011
at Short and sweet theatre festival ,
Epicenter Gurgaon.

About the play - Abu gharib
The play reveals the mindset of American soldiers in Iraq and highlights critical incidents that occurred at the infamous Abu Ghraib jail during early years of American occupation. Once the inhumanity, ruthlessness and blatant violation Of Geneva convention at Abu Ghraib got exposed, there was a worldwide opposition of operation iraqi freedom : America's war on "terror".

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ambedkar AUR Gandhi directed by Arvind Gaur at Ghorghat,Munger, Bihar on 13th Nov

Asmita theatre group Presents
Rajesh Kumar's
"Ambedkar AUR Gandhi"
directed by Arvind Gaur
on 13th November'2011
at Ghorghat,Munger,Bihar.
"घोरघट की लाठी महोत्सव"
ACTORS- Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Bajrang Bali Singh,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Himansu Katara,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur,Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Asish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,NarendraThakur

Credits-
Poems- Avataar Singh Paash (पाश ),Shankar Shailendra ,Bhupen Hazarika,Bob Dylan
Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
musicians - Sandy , Anil Mishra & Mohit Sharma
Group Incharge ; Viren Basoya
Production : Saurabh,Shiv,Rahul,Gaurav & himanshu
Photos- Monica Dawar,Abhinay sharma, S.Nishol,Manoj Rai,Nischal ji

Bhrastachar street play at Ghorghat,Munger,Bihar directed by Arvind Gaur


Bhrastachar street play
directed by Arvind Gaur
on 12th November 2011
at Ghorghat, Munger,Ghorghat Mahotsava, Bihar ,
Gandhi "घोरघट की लाठी महोत्सव "
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group.

About the play-
In this play we try to aware the audience effect of corruption in our daily social and political life. This play is not just a play it’s a social awareness initiative from our side because we believe theatre can change, create aware...ness and can be used for betterment of society.
In the play we show the pain of a common man, the struggle one faces because of corruption. We believe that if we want a change in society we should be prepared for a dialogue.
Our Indian political system has become synonymous with Corruption. How does Corruption affect our Daily life? Well, the common man has to run from pillar to post to get his small jobs done, jobs like obtaining a driving license, passport, water connection, school admission, basic medical facilities. Corruption deep rooted in our system so badly that he is forced to pay bribes during birth and obtaining Death certificates.
In our play we depict an Auction where we show corrupt system its social-economical practices
We have a Great Indian Auction taking place all over the country. At this Auction the Indian system offers you everything under the Blue Sky. One can buy- Politicians Integrity, Houses given to war widows, Coffins of Kargil soldiers and even the Judicial system is effected by corruption.

Govt agencies are ineffective to control the corruption in the system. Some corrupt politicians misuse their powers and arm twist the system to their own benefits. Inspite of the Corruption/Criminal charges not only they roam scott free but also manage to reach the parliament and further dupe the common man.The common man has accepted corruption as part of their life and adjusted to live with it.

Its been 64 yrs since we got our Independence. Agreed India is shining but the picture on the other side of the coin is ugly. Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. According to a 2005 World Bank estimate, 41.6% of the total Indian population falls below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day.
The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report ranked India 15th, amongst leading countries with hunger situation. It also places India amongst the three countries where the GHI between 1996 and 2011 went up from 22.9 to 23.7% and it is here that we have scams like Uttar Pradesh Food Grain Scam- 2 Lakh crore, 2G Scam worth Rs-176 lakh crore: Commonwealth Games Scam – 60,000 crs and many more.

Our existing judicial system does not have a strong law against Corruption. We need a strong law which the Jan Lokpal bill proposes. The Lokpal Bill proposes to speed up the trial process of the corrupt, freezing their bank A/C’s and confiscating their property. It proposes to deal with Corruption in our country at all levels.
We want the Janlok pal Bill to be passed in the parliament. We hope for better life and a clean system of our future coming generation.
It’s NOW or NEVER
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Performing Actors: Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,
Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Viren Basoya,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Kundan, Naman,Hargun,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Vikash Sharma
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For details Contact- Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,
Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856, Gaurav Mishra-8892761460, Himanshu Maggo-9810919151.
Arvind Gaur-09899650509.
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ashok Lal's "Ek Mamooli Aadmi" directed by Arvind Gaur on 7th Nov at Chandigarh



Ashok Lal's -Ek Mamooli Aadmi"
directed by Arvind Gaur
7th November 2011 at 6.30pm
at Tagore Auditorium, Chandigarh

Actors-
Viren Basoya,Bajrang Bali Singh,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Malay Garg,Rahul Khanna,Gaurav Mishra,Himansu Maggu,Palak Bhutani,Pankaj Dutta,Suraj Singh,Abhisek Pandey,Mannu Chudhary, Narendra,Kakoli Gaur,Saveree Gaur,Pradip Awasthi,Sachin Sexena,Tarun Kumar,Vartika Tiwari,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Hargun,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Kundan, Naman,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Richa, Seeth,Vikash
Music by Dr. Sangeeta Gaur

About the play-
Ek Mamooli Aadmi' underlines those features of an urban middle class setting which make the yearning for real happiness an agonizing experience. The play also accentuates the contours of a system in which even biological relations are bound to breed loneliness and family becomes fatal to an individual.Ishwar Chand Awasthi, the protagonist, is to die soon and this fact makes him realise that it was not life that he led so far, it was death, unnoticed and unannounced. The perception of this death animates him and he turns to be the source of others' happiness- an extraordinary asset to life and society.

Critics says
'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' is one more milestone in Asmita's engaging repertoire of meaningful theatre.
- Nikhat Kazmi (Times of India)
Meaningful production.. .Another feather in the cap of a young director Arvind Gaur.
- Kavita Nagpal (H T)
'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' is an excellent play with a lot of humou , lot of life's reality
- Smita Nirula (Pioneer)
The play is built around the protagonist Umesh's curiosity to find out why Brahmins had refused to participate in his father's 'tehrvi' ... production is excellent... innovative...
- Romesh Chander (Hindu)
Written by Ashok Lal and directed by Arvind Gaur (अरविन्द गौड़), the play is a deeply moving description of the travails of a middle-aged clerk who knows of his impending death. Reserved, reclusive and politically correct Ishwar Chand, decides to do some unusual things before dying. The acts are not a result of angst or deeds of rebellion, Ishwar just wants to savour another life, paint a new picture of himself for his own viewing. His escape from reality is a challenge to that very reality. Death becomes a motivation for pleasure; he wants to please others, see others happy, and make others fulfilled
- Indian Express

Director's Note
For Asmita Theatre, a new production has always been a part of a process – a fresh chance to react within ourselves and our society, to explore new dimensions in theatre – our choice of socially relevant themes being an extension of this goal. 'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' started off as an exercise to explore ways of using time and space to convey the underlying theme.
During this process we discovered various aspects of our society as it stands today, under the shadow of a consumerist culture, where the base of many a relationship is superficial and the individual is often left with a feeling of loneliness and existential angst- yet often indifferent and unwilling to make a change.
As this play exposes the political and social attitudes and priorities of our society on a smaller canvas such as that of the family and workplace, my actors were involved in an intensive process of looking at their immediate world both inner and outer, with a fresh perspective.
Many a moment in 'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' rose out of much debate and discussion. I hope that this play makes relevant and positive contribution – as t has to us and puts forth a fresh set of questions that we may ask of our society and ourselves.
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The Unknown Citizen'
Poem by W H Auden

"Our researches into public opinion are content
That he helped the proper opinion for the time of year
When there was peace he was for peace
When there was war he went
He was married and added five children to the population ;
Which our eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his generation
And our teachers report that he never interfered with their education
Was he free? Was he happy?
The question is absurd
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard."
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For details pls contact- Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,
Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav Mishra-8892761460,
Himanshu Maggo-9810919151,Palak Bhutani-9990205744,Punkaj Dutta-9899409936
Arvind Gaur sir -09899650509,
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bhrastachar street play at ICISA directed by Arvind Gaur


Bhrastachar street play directed by Arvind Gaur
0n 31st Oct 2011at 6.30pm at ICISA,A 52,sector 62,Noida
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group Actors.
Actors::Shilpi Marwaha (Street play team Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Hargun,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Kundan, Naman,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Richa, Seeth,Smita lal,Vikash

International Centre for Information Systems and Audit (iCISA) , is a premier training institute of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. iCISA was set up with the mandate of conducting training programmes for audit professionals from across the world.

For details pls contact-
Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhann-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,
Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav Mishra-8892761460, Himanshu Maggo-9810919151,
Palak Bhutani-9990205744, ,Punkaj Dutta-9899409936
Arvind Gaur sir -09899650509,
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

Street play Interfaith on 22nd Oct at Patparganj ,directed by Arvind Gaur



Asmita Theatre presents Street Play "Inter Faith"directed by Arvind Gaur at Bathla Appts, Patparganj
on 22nd oct.at 7pm on the occasion of Diwali.
Interfaith- a street play by Asmita Theatre Group on the mindsets of the people.The play talks about how people make stereotypes in society,how we,as human beings don’t trust other people on the basis of caste, class, religion and colour.It also depicts 6 stories showing the atroci...ties faced by the victims...who suffer because of the... genocide caused by the differences among people. For how many years will innocent people have to suffer because of difference in beliefs among people?
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group Actors.

Actors:Shilpi Marwaha (Incharge),Shiv Chauhan,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi, Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma, Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur ,Kunal, Tushar,Prabhakar, Neetu,Rinki Negi,Kajal Badana,Devesh,Hargun,Illa Joshi,Rahul Malhotra ,Kundan, Naman,Neetu Sharma,Pooja Tyagi,Praveen Kr.,Ratan,Richa, Seeth,Smita lal,Vikash

For details pls contact- Shilpi Marwaha 9540656537,Shiv Chauhann-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav Mishra-8892761460,Himanshu Maggo-9810919151,Palak Bhutani-9990205744, ,Punkaj Dutta-9899409936,Viren Basoya-99911013630,Malay Garg-08447630975,Ishwak Singh-9811430008, Bajrang Bali singh-9810727641,Arvind Gaur sir -09899650509
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Street play "Garibi" on International Day For Eradication Of Poverty

Street play "Garibi"
directed by Arvind Gaur.
presented by by Asmita theatre group
on 17th October 2011
on 'International Day For Eradication Of Poverty.'
Actors- Shilpi Marwaha,Rahul Khanna,Himansu Maggo,Shiv Chauhan,Suraj Singh, Gaurav Mishra,Abhisek Pandey,Palak Bhutani,Amit Dahiya,Anamika Singh,Asish Sejwal, Manoj Yadav,Mannu Chaudhary,Mayank pandey,Pradeep Awasthi,Praveen,Rahul, Rinky Negi,Tarun kumar,Vikash Sharma,Vivak Sharma,
Shilpi Marwaha (street play Incharge)

'International Day For Eradication Of Poverty.'- October17 - an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty. Participation of the poor themselves has been at the center of the Day's celebration since its very beginning. The commemoration of October 17 th also reflects the willingness of people living in poverty to use their expertise to contribute to the eradication of poverty.

Mahesh Dattani's"Final Solutions" directed by Arvind Gaur at Mulakaat Fest on 10th October


Mahesh Dattani's"Final Solutions"
directed by Arvind Gaur
on 10th of October at 7pm
at IGNCA,Janpath.
Actors-Susan Brar,Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha,Rashmi Singh,Malay Garg,Neha Sharma,
Palak bhuatni,Bajrang Bali singh,Vartika Tiwari...Chorus-Rahul Khanna,Shiv Chauhan,Himansu Maggo,Gaurav Mishra,Suraj Singh,Ishwak Singh,Punkaj Datta,Abhisek Pandey,Mannu Chaudhary,Sachin Saxena,Tarun Kr.,Rohit Vaid,Kumar,Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya, Asish Sejwal,Mayank Pandey,Pradeep Awasthi,Praveen,Vivak sharma,Bhavdeep Singh Chaddha,Vineet Kr,Rahul,Vikash Sharma,Kunal,Kundan,Naman,Tushar vij,Hargun,Firoz,Prabhakar,Rahul Malhotra
TAKHLEEQ'S indo-pak international festival
MULAKAAT (10th-12th oct , 2011)

Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions
Translated By : Shahid Anwar
Music By : Dr. Sangeeta Gaur
Venue : IGNCA,Janpath, Indira gandhi national centre for arts
an Asmita Theatre Presentation.

Kavita Nagpal,Hindustan Times -
Mahesh Dattani's final solutions in its Hindustan avatar sound and look much better than it did in the original English. Translator Shahid Anwar and director Arvind Gaur have made major improvements – and not merely of the cosmetic kind – to reveal the communal passions that scar our collective subconscious…the plot is straightforward.Mobs are on the rampage in the city in the aftermath of an attack on a rath yatra passing through a Muslim locality…in a daring departure, Arvind gaur invites the audience to participate in a debate
at the end of the play. And people have been staying backing large numbers to discuss the communal aspect of the drama…though there are the usual status quoits, strong voices have been raised for and
against the treatment of the "guilty" majority and the "persecuted" minority.With the screaming, stomping, sinister mob in theback ground of this high charged interplay, we have a dramatically explosive play on boards….Arvind Gaur pitched and kept the action at a level on high tension. .....

Smita Nirula,The Pioneer-
Final solution was first performed in Bombay under Alyque Padamsee's direction. It evolved through a workshop after the Ahmedabad riots,and gained relevance post the Mumbai riots; it has consistently been associated with them. Written in English final solution found an audience that normally chose to disassociate itself with the harsh realities of life and pretend that certain situations did not exist.An audience that went to the theatre to be entertained was suddenly confronted with its own reality…there was a negative anger with the audience. It was an anger towards being made to feel apologetic for one's own being, one's faith. There was resentment at being
portrayed as "the enemy"…Shahid Anwar has translated the script in to a simply written but highly forceful and evocative Hindustani script for Asmita. Directed by Arvind gaur, the first Hindustani version of final solutions premiered in September 1997. An intense play it confronts a situation where Hindu Muslim animosity develops in to chaos…what eventually come across (apart from the larger fact of communalism) is that all the characters are victims of circumstances and social conditioning and what was a personal experience for them,gains the enormity of a larger perspective.The chorus is something that drew a lot of comment …here the designis straightforward. Its continual presence, its hovering proximity and its occasionally threatening, occasionally silent almost oppressive nearness, constantly comments upon and envelops the action inside the Gandhi household. Shifting from the two communities it also comments upon the fact that a mob has no name, no loyalty. If the price is right so is the cause. The play is powerful, the production intense, the subject difficult, the response good.

Nikhat Kazmi,Times of India-
Play, that looks at India - now and henceforth; both forceful and relevant…communalism? One community hates another. One community is in the majority, the other is in the minority. Consequently, the two communities are at loggerheads, living in a atmosphere of conflict and acrimony. The 1990's have seen a number of films, plays and dissertations, which have tried to lift the cover off this contemporary scourge.And some where in the volley of questions and answers. There comes forth a reductive analysis, which reduces a complex phenomenon to a series of cause and effects. Rarely do we come across serious attempts that go beyond the superficial lesions and talk about the problem with all its complexities.
Mahesh Dattani's is that rare look at the socio-political problem that defines all final solutions. In Dattani’s view, Hindus and Muslims are not just two cardboard communities who clash when a procession is stoned, a pooja is disrupted, a mosque is dismantled. These for him, are just the jagged tips of an ominous iceberg. One that threatens to freeze the entire landscape into polarized communities that live by intolerance and hate in place of harmony…more important is the iceberg an amorphous mass that glorifies the credo of unity in diversity without actually understanding the meaning of diversity…the play looks straight in to the heart of fundamentalist and the liberal and tears down the prototypes…
Asmita's Hindustani adaptation of the play (by Shahid Anwar) , under Arvind gaur 's competent direction, managed to retain the philosophical import of the text, without losing out on the visual appeal . The inter-cutting passage through time was handled innovately by keeping all the three generations of the Gandhi family on stage for the play. The constant presence of the shadowy mob at the back with its hysterical chants represents the ongoing scourge of communalism, which has persisted
since partition. Intense, topical, artistically mounted, Asmita's final solutions brought back memories of Habib Tanvir's rendition of jis Lahore nahin dehya and Saeed Mirza's Naseem, two other meaningful attempts to address the issue of communalism.

Romesh chander,The Hindu-
A show not to be missed…final solution makes a point: look for communal hatred not on the streets but deep inside ourselves…Dattani’s best play so far and as in some of his other plays, he takes the family unit as his locale and "moves between the past and the present."
The playwright takes three generations of a middleclass family as his base and through undercurrents that effect its members , explores the psyche of his characters in these days of communal strife…quite a few plays have been written on the communal theme but 'final solutions" is perhaps the only one so far which, instead of moralizing and raising hollow slogans for communal harmony , examines the issue from the point of view of a sociologist and says "communal hatred is located not out on the street but deep inside ourselves," the play holds a mirror to the society we live in…the director Arvind gaur has done away with hackneyed masks or other paraphernalia to identify the mob for they are lumpens – sometimes Hindus ,sometimes Muslim.
We recognize them only through there slogans and war cries their comments and questions. It is money that collects the crowd, and as the mob outside the house disappears: Javed says" may be they aren't paid overtime"…what a beautiful play, beautifully translated, and beautifully directed…"final solutions" is a demanding play and the cast as a whole tries its best…the response was overwhelming, particularly from the younger generation .the message had gone down well.
The play holds a mirror to the society we live in. …

G. George,The Statesman-
Off with the language barrier…proved its mettle Dattani is India's leading contemporary English language playwright…final solutions bares the ugly face of communalism. It took moral courage , in the immediate after math of the Babri masjid nightmare, on the part of Dattani to write the the play…mercifully the communal temperature now a days is more normal… nonetheless , staging of the play has moral merit and Asmita can take justifiable pride in maintaining its tradition of socially relevant theatre …final solution moves from partition to present day communal tension…the Asmita production scored over padamsee's English original in that power dialogue came across as more realistic and authentic…gaur's innovation of a background chorus by turn , violent Hindu and Muslim mobs are effective.

Deepa Punjani,Editor, Mumbai Theatre Guide-
On a more contemporary note, Mahesh Dattani's FINAL SOLUTIONS directed by Arvind Gaur easily stood out as one of the few truly satisfying experiences of this eleven day treat (9th national theatre festival, Nehru Centre,Mumbai) for the senses. As the dramatic tension (neatly orchestrated by a chorus) rises in the play, the subterranean psyche of each character is laid bare.Abuses are hurled, raw passions are evoked, attempts at reconciliation are made and prejudices and fears are acknowledged The beauty of the script indeed lies in its ability to relentlessly and sensitively question. Its urgent need to use 'dialogue' as a remedy for a socially pressing issue such as communalism, is the play's underlying theme. Arvind Gaur's direction is commendable. While the front of the stage is peopled by the principal characters who are psychologically exorcizing themselves, the back part of the stage has a chorus whose role is as symbolic as it is instrumental in furthering the action in the play when required.

In Retrospect: Select plays of the 9th National Theatre Festival,Nehru Centre , Mumbai

Indian express
Mahesh dattani opens up a lively debate on communalism in the play final solutions, translated in to Hindi by Shahid Anwar… fine performances and a powerful chorus added to the play force.

Smita Nirula,Repeat show preview ,The Pioneer-
Something to reflect upon…Asmita's production is simple and intense. The feeling of a pro-Muslim or a pro-Hindu bias was happily not there. The director invited the audience to stay after the play and conduct a dialogue with the team. Some of the responses from the audience were humbling. Two elderly gentlemen felt that they has given them something to reflect upon and had proved that there was hope for the future; Babban's last line "if you are willing to forget, am willing to tolerate" gave them food foe thought. When asked about biases, the audience was quite clear in its response: "the production is balanced "…chorus drew a lot of comment… shifting between the two communities, it also comments upon the fact that a mob has no name, no loyalty. if the price is the right , so is the cause, cash is king…that the Asmita company has worked very hard on this not-so-easy production is obvious…communal angle comes across loud and clear…something you can take home with you to think about.

The play is powerful, the production is intense, the subject difficult,the response good..

Vikram Prajapati,Navbharat Times-
Final Solution’ has successfully highlighted the partition-related malaise, which is not just prevalent in our society until today, but fast spreading its tentacles. It raises all those questions, which either remain unresolved or have not been addressed so far…. An honest effort towards actually restoring communal harmony has yet to be made…Summing up, the play was successful in holding the interest of the spectators and keeping them involved.


Jag Mohan,Dainik Hindustan Times-
Communal frenzy knows no bounds.It can touch any extremes; yet human compassion holds high n stays aloft. This truth has been depicted by Mahesh Dattani’s English play ‘Final Solution’, translated into Hindi by Shahid Anwar…The storyline is quite deep and touching and forces people to think many times and truly shows a new and relevant path.

First City magazine-
Promoting theatre of substance…aesthetically innovative and socially relevant theatre…"final solution has a powerful contemporary resonance as the central issue of communalism is of the utmost concerns of our society," says Arvind Gaur the director. Presenting different shades of communalist attitudes prevalent among Hindus and Muslims, the play attempts to underline the stereotypes influencing the collective sensibility of one community against another.Moving from partition to the present day communal riots.Final solutions examines the attitudes of three generations of a gujrati business family…he says, ' memory plays an important role in the play as reminiscences of the characters develop the plot. I have used a chorus to perform the visual element and images. Not only that, the chorus also turns into props or represents society or becomes the audience with in the play."…" all the characters stay on stage throughout.

There is no formula of entry and exit," explains Arvind. "This is a technique of alienation as the actors not involved in the action stand in one corner to divert attention and alleviate the audience response to the stage activity."…

Arvind does not believe in using theatre as a medium to merely titillate or incite revolution but as a means to increase awareness…he says, "I don’t want to impose my biases on the audience. let them as they are aware, decide for themselves…
Asmita is known for long post performance discussions with the audience and also for incorporating the suggestions in subsequent stagings…naturally, continuous training and development is Asmita's major concern…the concept of a born actor is being eroded, directors realize that training is indispensable…we may be celebrating fifty years of freedom but theatre is still not free" says Arvind…"serious theatre exists and so does the will to carry on which is evident in the number of productions coming up, not only by professional groups but also by college dramatics societies."

Dr Prem Sharan Sharma,(theatre reviewer)-
There come those moments, when situations compel an individual to introspect, understand and restrain oneself so-as-to avert disastrous consequences…all this is brought out by Asmita’s recent presentation ‘Final Solution’, directed by Arvind Gaur. Asmita and Arvind are synonymous and thus inseparable…
The play moves at a furious pace, and comes to a point where man is forced to introspect, for communalism is not outside but within. One needs to feel and understand this. If each individual of every community thinks right then he would know that communalism germinates and blossoms within. The weed of Communalism eats us inside out, and benefits none. It is like a wild growth in a field, which eats up the crop itself…Various possibilities and strains emerge on watching this play. Events unfold fast, keeping the viewer completely hooked. The team of seasoned artists, add to the natural flow & fluidity. The direction is taut and none escapes the director’s keen eye. The set was handled, by Tribhuvan.

Gulush Swami,(Deshbandhu, Jabalpur)
Experimental direction…Final Solution has been a presentation, which is not just seen in the auditorium, but the issue stays with the viewers, to be taken home and pondered & mulled over… Arvind Gaur’s pragmatic direction casts its spell on the viewers. For those who have not seen ‘Final Solution’, it is like an opportunity gone by..

Rashtriya Sahara
Its dark reflections hover in the thought-strands, movements, perceptions and rationale. Mahesh Dattani’s ‘Final Solutions’ is a play that presents such a nightmarish phase, which haunts in different forms all through the life…The roots of communalism are not just entrenched in the society, but have also rooted/lodged themselves as decisive elements in our psyche/thought processes. Though the characters have pointed out at the causes that disrupt the peace and harmony and lead to unrest, through their expressions and body-language, Arvind has projected the socio-psychological tides and trends/dynamics through the use of chorus, which is magical with its harmonious blend of sounds and dialogues…Shahid Anwar’s Hindi translation of ‘Final Solution’ is based on the background of Gujarat riots.
The entire gamut of its dramatic possibilities has been well projected by Arvind Gaur, during its recent presentation at India Habitat Centre…Revolving around three generations, the events in the play unfold at a swift pace, weaving the post-independence partition riots, with the communal riots of today in a common strand. Memories are the focal-point of the play…
Arvind’s experiments with the technique and fabric have been much appreciated. He is quite a matured and visionary theatre personality. Overall, the flawless presentation, direction and performances draw you to the play over and again & give it a repeat-value.

Nagar Samvadata,Jabalpur news
Successful staging of final solution…Arvind Gaur directed play ‘Final Solution’ depicts the travails of a middle class family after the communal riots. The riot scenes were quite impressive.

Drama Critic,city news
Good play , good acting…finds a chord with the audience…Mahesh Dattani’s 'final solutions'( a title derived from Nazi pogroms) is a commendably bold play in that it closely studies the communal virus
which took centre stage in Indian society culminating in the Ayodhya demolition and the horrific bomb blasts in Mumbai. Though the Bangalore based Gujrati playwright had Ahmedabad extended spells of communal violence in mind when he wrote " final solution' his analysis of the problem was tellingly applicable to the post-Ayodhya situation…Asmita and Arvind gaur did well to pick up the thread from Padamsee with a fine Hindustani translation by Shahid Anwar…gaur's forte is powerful crowd scenes accented with physical action and emotional dialogue calling for histrionic and declamatory skills of a high order the play has plenty of both. A yelling menacingly muscular chorus line is the ugly face of majority communalism. It also doubles as the more subtle but also more sinister visage of minority fanaticism…in all an enjoyable play worth every minute of it. Mahesh Dattani script adhered to faithfully, adds to the pleasure.

Director's note
'Final Solutions' touches us, and the bitter realities of our lives so closely that it becomes a difficult play to handle for the Indian Director. The past begins top determine the outlook of the present and thus the earlier contradictions re-emerge.
No concrete solutions are provided in the play to the problem of communalism but it raises questions on secularism and pseudo secularism. It forces us to look at ourselves in relation to the attitudes that persist in
the society.
Since it is an experiment in time and space and relates to memory, it is a play, which involves a lot of introspection on the part of the characters in the play and thus induces similar introspection in the viewers. I have attempted to experiment with the chorus. It has been used in a style, which I would like to call 'realistic stylisation'. The chorus represents the conflicts of the characters. Thus the chorus is a sense is the psycho-physical representation of the characters and also provides the audience with the visual images of the characters' conflicts. There is no stereotyped use of the characterisation of the chorus because communalism has no face,it is an attitude and thus it becomes an image of the characters.
The sets and properties used in the play are simple. This has been done to accentuate the internal conflicts and the subtext of the play. Theatre for 'Asmita' and me is a method of reflection, understanding and debating the contemporary socio-political issues through the process of the play. We hope the play will also have a lasting impact on the audience.


About The Play :
Final Solutions" has a powerful contemporary resonance as it addresses
as issue of utmost concern to our society, i.e. the issue of communal ism.The play presents different shades of the communalist attitude prevalent among Hindus and Muslims in its attempt to underline the stereotypes and cliches influencing the collective sensibility of one community against another. What distinguishes this work from other
plays written on the subject is that it is neither sentimental in its appeal
nor simplified in its approach. It advances the objective candour or a social scientist while presenting a mosaic of diverse attitudes towards religious identity that often plunges the country into inhuman strife. Yet the issue is not moralized, as the demons of communal hatred are located not out on the street but deep within us.

The play moves from the partition to the present day communal riots. It probes into the religious bigotry by examining the attitudes of three generations of a middle-class Gujrati business family, Hridhika, the grandmother, is obsessed with her father's murder during the partition turmoil and the betrayal by a Muslim friend, Zarine. Her son, Ramnik Gandhi, is haunted by the knowledge his fortunes were founded on a shop of Zarine's father, which was burnt down by his kinsmen.

Hardika's daughter-in-law, Aruna, lives by the strict code of the Hindu Sanskar and the granddaughter, Smita, cannot allow herself a
relationship with a Muslim boy. The pulls and counter-pulls of the family are exposed when two Muslim boys, Babban and Javed, seek shelter in their house on being chased by a baying Hindu mob. Babban is a moderate while Javed
is an aggressive youth. After a nightlong exchange of judgements and retorts between the characters, tolerance and forgetfulness emerge as the only possible solution of the crisis. Thus, the play becomes a timely reminder of the conflicts raging not only in India but in other parts of
the world.

Bhrastachar street play on Dushera at Bathla Appts.43,I.P.Ext. Patpar ganj

Bhrastachar street play
on Dushera at Bathla Appts.43,I.P.Ext. Patpar ganj
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group Actors.

Ashok Lal's -" Ek Mamooli Aadmi" on 8th Oct. at 7 pm at Sri Ram Centre


Ashok Lal's -Ek Mamooli Aadmi" directed by Arvind Gaur
8th Oct. at 7.00pm at Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House, New delhi
Actors- Viren Basoya,Bajrang Bali Singh,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Malay Garg,Rahul Khanna,Gaurav Mishra,Himansu Maggu,Palak Bhutani,Pankaj Dutta,Suraj Singh,Abhisek Pandey,mannu Chudhary,Narendra,kakoli,saveri,pankaj Sandilyaa,Pradip Awasthi,Sachin Sexena,Tarun Kumar,Vartika Tiwari...
Music by Dr. Sangeeta Gaur
A...bout the play- Ek Mamooli Aadmi' underlines those features of an urban middle class setting which make the yearning for real happiness an agonizing experience. The play also accentuates the contours of a system in which even biological relations are bound to breed loneliness and family becomes fatal to an individual.
Ishwar Chand Awasthi, the protagonist, is to die soon and this fact makes him realise that it was not life that he led so far, it was death, unnoticed and unannounced. The perception of this death animates him and he turns to be the source of others' happiness- an extraordinary asset to life and society.
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Director's Note
For Asmita Theatre, a new production has always been a part of a process – a fresh chance to react within ourselves and our society, to explore new dimensions in theatre – our choice of socially relevant themes being an extension of this goal. 'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' started off as an exercise to explore ways of using time and space to convey the underlying theme.
During this process we discovered various aspects of our society as it stands today, under the shadow of a consumerist culture, where the base of many a relationship is superficial and the individual is often left with a feeling of loneliness and existential angst- yet often indifferent and unwilling to make a change.
As this play exposes the political and social attitudes and priorities of our society on a smaller canvas such as that of the family and workplace, my actors were involved in an intensive process of looking at their immediate world both inner and outer, with a fresh perspective.
Many a moment in 'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' rose out of much debate and discussion. I hope that this play makes relevant and positive contribution – as t has to us and puts forth a fresh set of questions that we may ask of our society and ourselves

Street play"interFaith" to celebrate birthdays of Bhagat singh & Gandhi ji (28thSept to 2nd Oct ) in Delhi & NCR


Street play Interfaith to celebrate birthdays of Shaheed Bhagat singh (28th Sept) & Gandhi ji (2nd Oct).
street play on Interfaith in Delhi and NCR
including DU,Arts Faculty,Noida,Dilli Haat,Lady Irwin College, Aurobindo College
Play directed by Arvind Gaur
Interfaith-a street play by Asmita Theatre Group on the mindsets of the people.The play talks about how people make stereotypes in society , how we , as human beings don’t trust other people on the basis of caste, class, religion and colour.It also depicts 6 stories showing the atrocities faced by the victims...who suffer because of the... genocide caused by the differences among people. For how many years will innocent people have to suffer because of difference in beliefs among people?

Street Play "InterFaith" in Lady Irwin College Directed by Arvind Gaur



Street play Interfaith to celebrate birthdays of Shaheed Bhagat singh (28th Sept )& Gandhi ji (2nd Oct). street play on Interfaith in Lady Irwin College, on 28th Sept. 2011 at 12:10 pm....
Play directed by Arvind Gaur
Interfaith-a street play by Asmita Theatre Group on the mindsets of the people.The play talks about how people make stereotypes in society , how we , as human beings don’t trust other people on the basis of caste, class, religion and colour.It also depicts 6 stories showing the atrocities faced by the victims...who suffer because of the... genocide caused by the differences among people. For how many years will innocent people have to suffer because of difference in beliefs among people?

Contact: AG -09899650509,Shilpi Marwaha- 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,Gaurav mIshra 8892761460,Himansu Maggo 9810919151
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Mahesh Bhatt presents "The Last Salute" in Jammu Directed By Arvind Gaur on 25th Sept



Mahesh Bhatt presents Rajesh Kumar's play"THE LAST SALUTE" directed by Arvind Gaur, Based on Muntadhr Alzaydi's Book"The last salute to President Bush"starring Imran Zahid in Jammu at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at 6.30 pm.Music By Dr. Sangeeta Gaur

About The Play: The play explores facts of the gulf crisis and the US intervention which has been questioned by the civilized world time and again. The play is expected to attr...act the elite audience which is interested in global issues like this one. It explores emotions, talks about world peace and political orders of the day effect the common man.
For More Information Visit http://thelastsalute.com/

Cast Credits-Actors- Imran Zahid, Viren Basoya, Shilpi Marwaha, Shiv Chauhan, Malay Garg, Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna, Himanshu Maggu, , Ishwak Singh, Suraj Singh, Manu Chaudhary,Kakoli Gaur,Saveree Gaur, Manoj Yadav, Preadeep Awasthi, Sachin Saxena,Anamika Singh, Tarun kumar, Punkaj Datta, Amit Dhaiya, Kumar Vaibhav, Palak.Narendra Thakur,Bhutani, Abhishek Pandey,Mayank pandey, and Others
Music By Dr. Sangeeta Gaur

About Mahesh Bhatt:
Mahesh Bhatt (born on 20 September 1948), is a prominent Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Bhatt's early directional career consisted of acclaimed films, such as Arth, Saaransh, Janam, Naam and Zakhm. He was later the writer of numerous commercial films in a range of film genres, from dramas like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and comedies like Duplicate, though he was mostly recognised for thrillers like Inteha, Jism, Murder and Woh Lamhe. Bhatt began his career as an assistant to Hindi director Raj Khosla. At age 21 he made his debut as a director, with the film Sakat (1970), this was followed by Manzilein Aur Bhi Hainin 1974. His 1979 film, Lahu Ke Do Rang, starring Shabana Azmi and Vinod Khanna, bagged two Filmfare Awards in 1980.Though his first major hit came with Arth (1982), when he turned to his personal life for inspiration. Later, he made many more films taking insights from his personal life, where he highlighted personal narratives, ranging from illegitimate birth to extramarital affair and created critically acclaimed films such as Janam (1985) and Naam (1986).A stand-out film from his earlier period is Saaransh (1984), an exploration of an old couple's anxieties in a universe governed by arbitrary violence, and dramatic films like Kaash (1987), which dealt with real-life family situations with a tragic end. In 1987 he turned producer, when he set up his own banner Vishesh Films, with his brother Mukesh Bhatt. He went on to become one of the most recognised film directors of the Indian film industry in the coming decade, giving both serious films like Daddy (1989), launching his daughter Pooja Bhatt as a film actress, and Swayam (1991); as well as commercial romantic hits like Awaargi (1990), Aashiqui (1990) and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), in which he cast his daughter Pooja with actor Aamir Khan. He next directed Sadak (1991) and won critical acclaim for the films Sir (1993), which saw Pooja Bhatt acting along with Naseeruddin Shah and Criminal (1994). In 1994 he won the National Film Award - Special Jury Award for his film,Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993).In 1995 he moved to television, then a newly opening up medium in India. He made two TV series, the English language "A Mouthful of Sky" written by Ashok Banker and the popular Hindi language serial "Swabhimaan" scripted by writer Shobha De. Following this, he directed drama films like Dastak (1996), the debut film of actress Sushmita Sen, and Tamanna (1997), and tried his hand at comedy with Duplicate in 1998.His film, Zakhm (1998), was returned to the censor board because of right-wing pressure critical of its references to the Mumbai riots of 1993.His last film as director was Kartoos (1999). Thereafter, Bhatt retired a director, and took to screenwriting full-time, churning out stories and screenplays for over twenty films, many of which were box-office successes, like Dushman, Raaz, Murder (2004), Gangster (2006) and lastly Woh Lamhe (2006), based on the life of actress Parveen Babi, and on whom he has also scripted the 1982 film Arth.
Imran Zahid:
Imran Zahid is a theatre person and upcoming Bollywood actor, owns a media school in Delhi and has been extremely close to Mahesh Bhatt’s circle for many years. Zahid plays slain JNU student leader Chandrashekhar Prasad in the in Mahesh Bhatt next much talked about movie "CHANDU"

About Muntazer Al Zaidi:
Muntadhar al-Zaidi is an Iraqi broadcast journalist who served as a correspondent for Iraqi-owned, Egyptian-based Al-Bagh. As of February 2011, al-Zaidi works with a Lebanese TV channel. On November 16, 2007, al-Zaidi was kidnapped by unknown assailants in Baghdad. He was also previously twice arrested by the United States armed forces. On December 14, 2008, al-Zaidi shouted "This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog" and threw his shoes at then-U.S. president George W. Bush during a Baghdad press conference. Al-Zaidi suffered injuries as he was taken into custody and some sources said he was tortured during his initial detention. There were calls throughout the Middle East to place the shoes in an Iraqi museum,[4] but the shoes were later destroyed by American and Iraqi security forces. Al-Zaidi's shoeing inspired many similar incidents of political protest around the world.
Following the incident, Al-Zaidi was "embraced around the Arab world and was represented by the head of the Iraqi Bar Association at trial.On February 20, 2009, al-Zaidi received a 90-minute trial by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq.[On March 12, 2009, he was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign head of state during an official visit. On April 7 the sentence was reduced to one year from three years. He was released on 15 September 2009 for good behavior, after serving nine months of the sentence. After his release, Al-Zaidi was treated for injuries and later said he planned to "build orphanages, a children's hospital, and medical and orthopedic centers offering free treatment and manned by Iraqi doctors and medical staff.

Swadesh Deepak's COURT MARTIAL on 23rd Sept at SSS JNU by Arvind Gaur

Swadesh Deepak's play Court Martial
directed by Arvind Gaur
at SSS, JNU on 23rd Sept. 2011 at 9:00pm.
Actors- Deepak Ochaney, Bajrang Bali Singh, Viren Basoya, Shilpi Marwaha, Shiv Chauhan, Malay Garg, Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna, Himanshu Maggu, Narendra Thakur, Ishwak Singh, Suraj Singh, Manu Chaudhary, Pankaj Shandilya, Manoj Yadav, Preadeep Awasthi, Sachin Saxena, Tarun kumar, Punkaj Datta, Amit Dhaiya, Kumar Vaibhav, Palak... Bhutani, Abhishek Pandey, and Others...

Bertolt Brecht 's "Ramkali" on 18th sept 2011 at 7 pm at SRC Directed by AG


Bertolt Brecht 's "Ramkali" Adaptation of Bertolt Brecht 's play - "The Good Person of Szechwan" Adapted in Hindi By Amitabh Srivastava,Lyrics By Piyush Mishra, Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur 18th Sept, 7:00pm At Sri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi. Starring- Shilpi Marwaha as Ramkali
About play Ramkali-...It raises core issues facing today’s world, of greed versus common good, of the value of right and wrong, ...of the pressures society puts on pe...ople which drive them to committing wrongs to keep up with expectations, the exploitation of goodness and of good people by an aspiring society, and the question of equating theft and wrong doing out of need with that done out of greed.
It is said that between the battle of wrong and right, it is truth that wins, yet ladies and gentlemen, the truth in this play is yet to be discovered… so if you think it has been some time since you’ve done a good deed, think again… maybe not. May be we all have been Ramkali, doing “the right thing’ in the wrong place or vice versa ! Still having second thoughts? -

To those born later-
You who will emerge from the flood
Which we have gone under.
Remember When you speak of our failings
The dark time too Which you have escaped.
For we went, changing countries oftener than our shoes
Through the wars of the classes,
despairing When there was injustice only,
and no rebellion.
Think of us… - Brecht
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Tickets Available at Venue. Rs- 50/-, 100/-, & 200/- only,
Contact: AG -09899650509,Shilpi Marwaha- 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,Viren Basoya- 9911013630,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,
asmitatheatre@gmail.com

Ashok Lal's -Ek Mamooli Aadmi" directed by Arvind Gaur at SRC on 17th sept


Ashok Lal's -Ek Mamooli Aadmi"
directed by Arvind Gaur
17th sept at 7.00pm
at Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House, New delhi
Actors- Viren Basoya,Bajrang Bali Singh,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Malay Garg,,Saurab pal,Rahul Khanna,Gaurav Mishra,Himansu Maggu,Himansu katara,Palak Bhutani,Anish,Pankaj Dutta,Suraj SinghAbhisek Pandey,mannu Chudhary,Narendra Thakur,pankaj Sandilyaa,Pradip Awasthi,Sachin Sexena,Tarun Kumar,Vartika Tiwari...
Mu...sic by Dr. Sangeeta Gaur
About the play- Ek Mamooli Aadmi' underlines those features of an urban middle class setting which make the yearning for real happiness an agonizing experience. The play also accentuates the contours of a system in which even biological relations are bound to breed loneliness and family becomes fatal to an individual.
Ishwar Chand Awasthi, the protagonist, is to die soon and this fact makes him realise that it was not life that he led so far, it was death, unnoticed and unannounced. The perception of this death animates him and he turns to be the source of others' happiness- an extraordinary asset to life and society.
______________________________
Director's Note
For Asmita Theatre, a new production has always been a part of a process – a fresh chance to react within ourselves and our society, to explore new dimensions in theatre – our choice of socially relevant themes being an extension of this goal. 'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' started off as an exercise to explore ways of using time and space to convey the underlying theme.
During this process we discovered various aspects of our society as it stands today, under the shadow of a consumerist culture, where the base of many a relationship is superficial and the individual is often left with a feeling of loneliness and existential angst- yet often indifferent and unwilling to make a change.
As this play exposes the political and social attitudes and priorities of our society on a smaller canvas such as that of the family and workplace, my actors were involved in an intensive process of looking at their immediate world both inner and outer, with a fresh perspective.
Many a moment in 'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' rose out of much debate and discussion. I hope that this play makes relevant and positive contribution – as t has to us and puts forth a fresh set of questions that we may ask of our society and ourselves
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Reviews
'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' is one more milestone in Asmita's engaging repertoire of meaningful theatre.
-Nikhat Kazmi (Times of India)

Meaningful production.. .Another feather in the cap of a young director Arvind Gaur.
-Kavita Nagpal (H T)

'Ek Mamooli Aadmi' is an excellent play with a lot of humou , lot of life's reality
-Smita Nirula (Pioneer)

The play is built around the protagonist Umesh's curiosity to find out why Brahmins had refused to participate in his father's 'tehrvi' ... production is excellent... innovative...
-Romesh Chander (Hindu)

Written by Ashok Lal and directed by Arvind Gaur (अरविन्द गौड़), the play is a deeply moving description of the travails of a middle-aged clerk who knows of his impending death. Reserved, reclusive and politically correct Ishwar Chand, decides to do some unusual things before dying. The acts are not a result of angst or deeds of rebellion, Ishwar just wants to savour another life, paint a new picture of himself for his own viewing. His escape from reality is a challenge to that very reality. Death becomes a motivation for pleasure; he wants to please others, see others happy, and make others fulfilled
- Indian Express

Rajesh Kumar's "Ambedkar AUR Gandhi" directed by Arvind Gaur on 15th sept

Asmita theatre group Presents an Invitation show of Rajesh Kumar's "Ambedkar AUR Gandhi" directed by Arvind Gaur on 15th september 2011 at 7pm at Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House. plz collect ur passes from Sri RaM centre's Ticket counter(free) from 12th Sep. between 11 am to 5 pm.

ACTORS- Bajrang Bali Singh ,Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himan...su Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Himansu Katara,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Pankaj Sandilya,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Asish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur

Credits-
Poems- Avataar Singh Paash (पाश ),Shankar Shailendra ,Bhupen Hazarika,Bob Dylan
Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
musicians - Sandy , Anil Mishra & Mohit Sharma
Group Incharge ; Viren Basoya
Production : Saurabh, Shiv,Rahul,Gaurav & himanshu
Photos- Monica Dawar,Abhinay sharma, S.Nishol,Manoj Roi

Street Plays Interfaith & Corruption at Vasant Valley School, Vasant kunj

Street Plays Interfaith & Corruption
at Vasant Valley School, Vasant kunj
on Friday, September 16 at 11:00am

Street play "Interfaith" by Asmita Theatre at Speranza, IIT Delhi on 9th sep 2011

Street play on Interfaith directed by Arvind Gaur
on 9th september at 6.30 pm at Great India Place, Sector 18,Noida.
Performed by Asmita theatre team.
Interfaith- a street play by Asmita Theatre Group on the mindsets of the people.
The play talks about how people make stereotypes in society , how we , as human beings don’t trust other people on the basis of caste, class, religion and colour.It also depicts 6 stories showing the a...trocities faced by the victims -who suffer because of the genocide caused by the differences among people. For how many years will innocent people have to suffer because of difference in beliefs among people.

Actors:Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Kunal,Tushar,prabhakar

Street play "Dastak" by Asmita Theatre at Speranza, IIT Delhi on 9thSept

Street play "DASTAK"
directed by Arvind Gaur
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group
on 9th September at 6pm
at Speranza, IIT Delhi
at Great India Place, Sector 18,Noida.
"DASTAK"- Talks about violence against women at public places.Why women in the national capital of Delhi feel unsafe in many public spaces, and at all times of the day and night. Cutting across class, profession, they face continuous and different forms of sexual harassment in crowded as w...ell as secluded places, including public transport, cars, markets, roads, public toilets and parks. School and college students are... most vulnerable to harassment, particularly rampant in public transport, particularly buses.

Actors:Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Kunal,Tushar,prabhakar

Bhrastachar street play in Vivek Vihar on 4th Sept 2011

Bhrastachar street play
on Ganesh Utsav at Vivek Vihar.
The Play Directed by Arvind Gaur.
Performed by Asmita Theatre Group Actors.
Actors:Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Kunal,Tushar,prabhakar
For Details: Please Contact 09540656537(shilpi Marwaha)

The Last Salute in Chandigarh on 18th August

The Last Salute in Chandigarh on 18th August
written by Rajesh Kumar
produced by Mahesh Bhatt
directed by Arvind Gaur
Starring- Imran Zahid

Street Play "DASTAK" On 19th August at Delhi University

Street play Dastak at Delhi University on 19th August 2011.

For a safe and inclusive campus. Be The Change Invites One and all to celebrate one's right to university space from Hansraj hostel gate to metro Station. There will Be a play By asmita Theatre group During the Rally.

The Play Directed by Arvind Gaur.Performed by Asmita Theatre Group Actors.
Actors:Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Ashish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Kunal,Tushar,prabhakar,Rinky Negi,Richa, Dhiraj Rathore

Rajesh Kumar's "Ambedkar AUR Gandhi" directed by Arvind Gaur on 15th August

Asmita theatre group Presents Rajesh Kumar's "Ambedkar AUR Gandhi" directed by Arvind Gaur on 15th August 2011 at 7pm at Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House.

ACTORS- Bajrang Bali Singh ,Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Himansu Katara,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexe...na,P...ankaj Sandilya,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Asish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur

Credits-
Poems- Avataar Singh Paash (पाश ),Shankar Shailendra ,Bhupen Hazarika,Bob Dylan
Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
musicians - Sandy , Anil Mishra & Mohit Sharma
Group Incharge ; Viren Basoya
Production : Saurabh, Shiv,Rahul,Gaurav & himanshu
Photos- Monica Dawar,Abhinay sharma, S.Nishol,Manoj Roi

Dario Fo's Operation Three Star Directed By Arvind Gaur on 14th August at 3:30 pm ,Sri Ram Centre

14th August'2011, 3:30 pm
Dario Fo's Comic-Satire
"OPERATION THREE STAR"
(Adaptaion of Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist )
directed by Arvind Gaur
adaptaion by Amitabh Srivastava,
Lyrics By Piyush Mishra
at Sri Ram Centre,Mandi House,New Delhi

About The Play-Grounded in a very specific, disturbing political reality the Operation Three Star (Adaptaion of Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist ) offers a scathing comment the real events which are criminal and obscene in their brutality: Crimes of th...e state .
With his seemingly insane logic the maniac is instrumental in unmasking the criminal folly of the law enforcing agency in its attempts to cover up heinous action. He persistently ridicules the police's shaky case and forces them to re-enact the situation in that led to the 'suicide' of a 'terrorist' under their custody.
Subsequently, they contradict themselves to dismantle the whole issue of half-truths and non-sequiturs. An escalating series of impersonations and misunderstandings extend a particular viewpoint.
The jerk from comic gags to a fuller awareness of serious issue becomes a potent device as the crude violence of the power-that-be is recognized.

ACTORS- Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Sachin Sexena,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Vineet Kumar,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Asish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur,Abhishek Pandey,Hargun, Kunal,Vivek Sharma,Vikas,Abhishek Gera....

Swadesh Deepak's "Court Martial" directed by Arvind Gaur on 14th August

Asmita theatre group Presents Swadesh Deepak's
"Court Martial" directed by Arvind Gaur
on 14th August 2011 at 7pm at Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House.
ACTORS- Bajrang Bali Singh ,Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal,Malay Garg,Palak Bhutani ,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Suraj Singh,Himansu Maggo,Ishwak Singh,Himansu Katara,Pankaj Datta,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur,Manu Chaudhary,Vartika Tiwari,Anish Kumar,Sachin Sexena......,P...ankaj Sandilya,Kumar Vaibhav,Amit Dahiya,Pradeep Awasthi,Bhavdeep Singh,Manoj Yadav,Mayank Pandey,Anamika Singh, Smita Lal,Rahul Srivastava,Rohit Vaid,Vineet Kumar,Shivani Sinha,Vivak Sharma,Harsh,Asish Sejwal,Tarun Kumar,Narendra Thakur

Court Martial -When respect is denied to a man for the only reason that he is borne by 'low-caste' parents, the offence cannot simply be termed as a social violence. It assumes larger proportions of crime against humanity and society at large. Yet by the turn in situation the murderer becomes a winner whereas the victim is unforgiving.The culprit may receive severe punishment at the hands of the law but, in fact, it is the society which is put in the docks.
Court Martial, written by Swadesh Deepak, is a story of recruit Ram Chander who is tried for murdering one of his officers and injuring another. The Court Martial is presided by a war veteran. Col Surat Singh who has witnessed many 'life –and –death' situation. But this trial puts him in a queer position, so far unknown to him, and during the course of interrogation he realize that the issues at stake are much larger than what meets the eye. Realizing that the Indian army is the only government agency in which reservation on caste basis is not permissible. Court Martial presents a combination of legal and poetic justic.

Swadesh Deepak is a popular Indian playwright, novelist and short-story writer. Deepak has been active on the Hindi literary scene since the mid 1960s and is best known for Court Martial, a path breaking play that he published in 1991. Deepak's most recent book is Maine Mandu Nahin Dekha, a volume of memoirs.
Deepak's work has appeared in all major literary periodicals of India, and he has more than 15 published titles to his credit. Several of his works have been staged and made into television programmes.Deepakji holds masters degrees in both Hindi and English. For twenty-six years, he taught English literature at Ambala's Gandhi Memorial College.

CRITICS SAYS-
Not Just a Play: ‘Court Martial’ is not just a play written by Swadesh Deepak, directed by Arvind Gaur & enacted by Asmita-artistes.It is a burning truth of the Indian Society. Sensing that Indian Army is the only government institution, which does not permit caste-based reservations, ‘Court Martial’ presents a mixture of natural and legal justice, which is not only the truth of the Indian Army, but that of the whole Indian Society. That, despite all his qualifications, an individual is traumatised because of his low-caste origins is not merely social violence, but a crime against humanity.
The monotony of the long court-trial was pre-empted by the seasoned performance of the Asmita artistes. This Asmita-presentation has proved to be a soothing experience, after many years, for Swadesh Deepak who created a countrywide flutter through this play. Excellent acting, live and memorable…..worth visit.
- Ajeet Rai ,Nav Bharat Times

Tight pace of Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial... not to be missed.
- Kavita Nagpal, Hindustan Times

Arvind Gaur's hard hitting realism... his intelligent approach... strong play by Swadesh Deepak.
-Aruna Ahluwalia, (E. News)

Kudos to Court Martial... a drama that goes beyond the limits of drama.
- The Indian Express

The Asmita team has created a marvelous piece of theatre out of a wonderful script... don't miss it. The time spent watching the play is well worth it.
- Smita Nirula, The Pioneer

Stealing the scene with revolt as the theme... Court Martial is an engrossing display of theatre for social awareness.
- Sushama Chadha, The Times of India

Excellent Performance by Deepak Dobriyal as Captain Vikash Roy... Swadesh Deepak's brilliant script... memorable production by the Asmita team and Arvind Gaur.
- Romesh Chandra, The Hindu

Impressive Presentation: The much-talked about play Court-Martial, directed by the eminent young theatre director Arvind Gaur, was successfully staged here at Gandhi Bhawan Auditorium, on the first day of Shahjehanpur Theatre Festival. Court Martial is probably the first Indian play, wherein an effort to expose the rot rampant in the Indian army has been made.
- Amar Ujala

Mirror of the Society: Court Martial is not just a play, but more aptly the real picture of the Indian society that brings us face to face with the caste-based feudalism, despite the constitutional & legal objections of the democratic procedures…Indian Army is one such government institution, which does not permit caste-based reservations. The play presents the truth very much prevalent in the Indian society. That, a person with merit, is traumatised just because of his low-caste origins.
Can we march into the 21st century with such a narrow mindset? This is an important question that seeks an answer of us. Can we answer this question in this 50th year of our independence? Perhaps not!
-Amit Kumar ,Rastriya Sahara

Court Martial, scripted by Swadesh Deepak and directed by Arvind Gaur was staged at the Sriram Centre, on the first day of the ‘Asmita Theatre Festival’ organized by Asmita Production.The play is based on the caste-based discrimination rampant in the Indian Army. The strength of the play lies in its powerful dialogues that take it forward. -Alok Nandan