On the occasion of birth anniversary of noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar, Zee Theatre has released two teleplays by him. Both play titled ‘Sakharam B.’ and ‘Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai’ brought tremendous change in Marathi theatre owing to its fierce commentary on issues of the socio-political level and contested oppressive systems. Both the plays perfectly encompass the exceptional vision of Tendulkar. ‘Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai’ is based on his 1967 Marathi classic ‘Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe’ while ‘Sakharam B’ has been adapted by ‘Sakharam Binder’ that released in 1972.
Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai
This play is an adaptation of Tendulkar’s Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe. The story which is a simple and engrossing one begins with a theatre group which plans to stage a make-believe play in a village. This make-believe however slowly turns into the grim reality when real stories come out in the open. Issues such as gender discrimination and time-worn social customs take centre stage and the actors forget that it is just a play. The play is directed by Ritesh Menon and stars Nandita Das, Saurabh Shukla, Swanand Kirkire, Yusuf Hussain, Pravina Bhagwat Deshpande, Rajeev Siddhartha, Ajitesh Gupta and Abhay Mahajan. Tune in to Dish and D2H Rangmanch at 2pm to watch Khamosh Adaalat Jaari Hai.
Vijay Tendulkar’s one of the most controversial plays, Sakharam Binder was staged some forty years ago. Zee Theatre’s modern adaptation of the play which dwells on violence, morality and the existing male-dominated society is based on an egoistic cop and his take on women, especially those forsaken by society. In the play, Sakharam is found caught in a power struggle between the conventional Laxmi and the aggressive Champa. The play is directed by Nikhil Mahajan and stars Nachiket Purnapatre, Anuja Sathe, Chitrangada Chakraborty, Chandrashekhar Dutta. Tune in to Dish and D2H Rangmanch at 6 pm to watch Sakharam B.
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