Friday, October 21, 2011
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.
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