Friday, April 29, 2011

Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial @ ihc 1st May 7.30pm Directed by AG

Swadesh Deepak's “Court Martial" Directed by Arvind Gaur on 1 May at 7.30 pm at India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road New Delhi,as a part of India-Nepal unity cultural festival.

"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

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

Gaur’s hard hitting realism…..His infinitely intelligent approach….strong play.
- Aruna Ahluwalia (E.News)

Kudos to Court Martial….a drama that went beyond the limits of drama .
- (Indian Express)

The Asmita team has created a marvelous piece of theatre out of a wonderful script….don’t miss it. The times spent watching it is well worth it.
-Smita Nirula ( The Pioneer)

Stealing scenes with revolt as the theme ….Court Martial was an engrossing display of theatre for social awareness.
-Sushama Chadha (Times Of India)

About the play -
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 win...ner 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 justice.

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1 comment:

Meena said...

Hi,

I saw your play last night ''Court Martial'' for the first time. I enjoyed it a lot. It was very difficult to judge which actor was the best. All of them were great actors and at their best.

It was on a very sensitive topic and towards the end I found tears rolled down my eyes with Ramchandar's burst of emotions. It was Awesome and at the same time shameful for our society to have bearing this discrimination since long back till now.

As said by Sir Arvind Gaur, he wants to stop this play as soon as he can, waiting for the society to change. I hope this dream come true soon.

All the best to the whole Asmita Group and Sir Arvind Gaur for all the furure shows.

Meena Hashmi