Friday, May 7, 2010
Asmita Summer theatre Festival 2010
Dario Fo’s Comic- Satire "Operation Three Star"
on 29th 30th May at 7.30pm at India Habitat Centre.
(Hindi adaptation of Accidental Death of an Anarchist)
Adaptation in Hindi by Amitabh Srivastava,
Lyrics -Piyush Mishra
directed by Arvind Gaur
Actors - Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha, Malay Garg, Saurab Pal,Pankaj Raj Yadav,Bajrang Bali Singh
Reviews -Today when newspaper headlines are screaming about police atrocities, operation three star becomes a compelling study on the anatomy of violence...taut, energetic and embellished with a compelling performance by actors,OTS becomes a noteworthy addition to Asmita's repertoire… Imaginative methodology, which is reflected in,plays Tughlaq, Court-Martial and O.T.S
- Nikhat Kazmi (Times of India )
Very relevant and timely...the play comes down hard on police brutality, inefficiency & connivance .
- Smita Nirula (Pioneer)
Gaur updated the script with contemporary references of police Violence, bhagalpur, rape in police custody, killing of two innocent Businessmen in C.P
- Kavita Nagpal (Hindustan Times)
Arvind Gaur's direction has acquired a noticeable tautness...the tempo was well maintained and changes of scene effected smoothly...Thought provoking. The group sang, danced and soft peddled and Impressed the
-Saroj Vashist (Delhi Monday)
Competent direction...powerful performance...one more achievement by Arvind Gau and his team Asmita.
- Amit Kumar (Rashtriya Sahara)
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 the 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.
Contacts-9911013630 (Viren Basoya),9540656537 (Shilpi Marwaha),9555558812 (Pankaj Yadav),9899650509