Friday, November 19, 2010

Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial Directed by Arvind Gaur on 20th Nov at SRC

Swadesh Deepak's
Court Martial
directed by Arvind Gaur
on 20th nov at 7:00 pm, Sri Ram center, Mandi house
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 victi...m 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.

Critics Says-
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)

"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)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rajesh Kumar's "Ambedkar aur Gandhi" on 7th November at Sri Ram Centre

Rajesh Kumar's play
Ambedkar aur Gandhi
on 7th November at 6.30pm
at Sri Ram Centre,Safdar Hashmi Marg,Mandi House
as a part of Bhilwara Natya Purashkar festival.
Entry by Invitation. Cards available at Venue. for details pls call- 09899650509,Shilpi Marwaha- 9540656537
Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525

ACTORS- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar - Bajrang Bali Singh, M.K.Gandhi - Viren Basoya, Rama Bai- Shilpi Marwaha, Saurabh Pal, Malay Garg, Devdas Gandhi -Pankaj Raj Yadav, Sardar Patel -Shiv Chauhan, Sarojini Naidu -Disha Arora, Annie Besant -Smriti Vij /Pooja Pradaan, Malviya -Pankaj Datta, Mahadev Bhai -Suraj Singh, CHORUS - Pankaj Raj Yadav,Shilpi Marwaha,Rahul Khanna,Kakoli Gaur,Saveree Gaur,Himanshu Maggu,Shiv Chauhan,Disha Arora,Devesh Nigam,Palak Bhutani,Suraj Singh,Pankaj Datta,Anish Kumar,Ketan Kalra,Narender Thakur,Himanshu Katara,Dipesh Mohlay,Manu Chowdhay,Rahul Dhir,Manoj Yadav,Sachin Saxena,Abhay Malhotra,Gaurav Mishra,Tarun,Pankaj Sandilyay,Amit Mishra,Vallari Shrivastva,Vrinda Vedi...
Poems- Avataar Singh Paash (पाश ),Shankar Shailendra ,Bhupen Hazarika,Bob Dylan
Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
with musicians - Sandy , Anil Mishra & Mohit Sharma
Group Incharge ; Viren Basoya
Production : Pankaj Raj Yadav & Shiv
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