On 1st October, 2016 ; Ank Theatre completes 40 years of contribution to Hindi Theatre ; and it certainly is a most prolific journey. The theatre group cherishes 82 productions and 7000 shows . The theatre group is the brainchild of Director and veteran actor Shri Dinesh Thakur (the group started in 1976.)
Ank Theatre will celebrate the occasion by playing the longest running play in the history oh Hindi Theatre “Hai Mera Dil.”
The veteran actor had done theatre all his life and the group of actors at Ank group of theatre, strive to keep his legacy alive; and take it forward in learning and the eternal spirit of creation and innovation in Hindi Theatre. The veteran actor believed that theatre is an actor’s medium and his translations and adaptations of French, German, English and American writings have introduced the thought, emotions, traditions and customs to India.
He was lovingly called the “Actor maker” and his students would vouch for the fact that he possessed a magic wand that he could wave around, and make actors of human beings.
He single-handedly also make popular the works of other theatre stalwarts like Vijay Tendulkar (Marathi) and Badal Sircar (Bengali) in Mumbai and abroad.
Dr. Shankar Sesh Foundation and Ank Theatre present the most popular productions at a Memorial Theatre Festival on first and second October at NCPA.Mumbai. Do book your ticket!
Plays to be staged: Jaat Hi Poocho Na Sadhu Ki A bitter comedy(Vijay Tendulkar)
Cast: Aman Gupta, S C Makhija, Preeta Mathur Thakur, Atul Mathur, Shanker Iyer, Probal Majumdar, Kumkum Majumdar, Nilesh Sakpal, Hardeep Singh, Abhishek, Ashok Vohra, Raj, Joginder, Kamal, Rauf, Ajay & Shilpa
Summary:Jaat Hi Poocho Sadhu Ki is the Hindi adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar’s very popular play Pahije Jateeche by Dr.Vasant Deo. Directed by Late. Dinesh Thakur, JaatHi Poochho Sadhu Ki is a bitter comedy hitting out at casteism and is also a tongue-in- cheek comment on the education system that specializes in churning out educated illiterates.
When: 1st October, Saturday
Where: Godrej Theatre NCPA, Nariman Point
Time: 7:00 pm
Plays to be staged: Hai Mera Dil
Cast: Preeta Mathur Thakur, Aman Gupta, Ajit Sawant, S C Makhija, Atul Mathur, Shanker Iyer, Ashish Saleem, Kamal & Shilpa Chakravarthy
Summary: “Hai Mera Dil” is a hilarious look into the life of a well-meaning hypochondriac who turns his life upside down with his irrational fears.A hypochondriac of a husband, through some misunderstanding is convinced that he is going to die soon of a serious heart ailment. So he starts to put his affairs in order and the first thing to be done is to plan his beloved wife’s marriage so that she is taken care of. However he cannot reveal to his wife the seriousness of the situation. The wife starts taking his suspicious ways and behavior for infidelity… his noble thought boomerangs and now the husband is running for wife…..and life!!”
When:2 nd October, Sunday
Where: Godrej Theatre NCPA ,Nariman Point
Time: 7:00 Pm
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