Swatantrata Theatre celebrating World Theatre Day – 2017

Opening this Festival with new production “MUJHE AMRITA CHAHIYE”
1st DAY – 29th March 2017    Time: 8.30pm


Writer Yogesh Tripathi

This play presents story of a shy and sensitive girl who lives with her colourful yet unfulfilled dreams and is bound by domestic demands. Play takes us through her journey of self exploration via theatre. It draws audience to introspect and question external and internal factors that hold us from fulfilling our dreams. Play has many comic moments where it draws satirical takes on various societal habits. The play talks about woman empowerment, unemployment, petty ego’s in very delicate way and takes the audience to an interesting journey from the episodes of a middle class house girl Vijaya to a bold dynamic dashing girl doing a lead role as Amrita in a Theatre Group.


Mujhe Amrita Chahiye

The play holds equal relevance in this hyper-connected and mobile age as well, and shows a mirror to our society which is undergoing positive changes, but very slowly.

Duration of Play : 1hr 45 mins
Language/Genre : Hindi / Social Drama

Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah

Music and Design: Dhanashree Heblikar

Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary

Cast: Prashant Singh, Payal Kawale, Prem Gowda, Vijay Ghaytadak, Vishwajeet Shinde, Kesarie Inamdar, Rashmi Gupta, Kanika Kulshreshta,Arjun Jain,Jai Rathod, Aman Valla, Aditya Ghatge

2nd Day – 30th March 2017       Time: 8.30pm

Jab Sheher Hamara Sota Hain

Writer Piyush Mishra

Short Synopsis
Based on movie ‘West side story’ which had bagged the maximum awards in the year 1961. The movie was based on a broadway musical which had the Romeo and Juliet as the base. 
The same happens here. Between a rough war between the two gangs stands this beautiful romantic story between Tarana and Abhaas. The play talks over many issues, the communal wars, the rivalry for an identity, crisis and hatred. But in turn, very deeply wakes up the emotions to work for Peace and removing the communal hatred. It also very delicately puts the responsibility to shape the younger generation to the most value creating a path.


Cast: Vivekanand Khatgaonkar, Saquib Zia Khan, Prem Gowda, Kamran Rashid, Shrikant Ghadge, Vishwajeet Shinde, Nidhi Bhowmik, Tushar More, Anshul Jaipurkar, Nikhil Pasalkar, Payal Kawale, Aditya Ghadge, Arav Kumar, Vijay Yadav, Rashmi Gupta, Neeraj Murty, Jayesh Shrivastav, Utkarsh Mankumbre, Sourabh Gupta, Pooja Joshi, Sawan Badgujar, Keasriee,Rahul Golwalkar, Swapnil Mali, Anuj Kuril, Shubham Sonar
Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah        Design: Dhanashree Heblikar       Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary

3rd Day – 31st March 2017                          Time: 8.30pm                           
Taj Mahal ka Tender
Writer Ajay Shukla
Short Synopsis :
More than two decades back, Ajay Shukla’s “Taj Mahal Ka Tender” has won its writer both the Sahitya Kala Parishad the Mohan Rakesh Samman. Since then, the play has seen countless performances all over.Its biting wit throws a powerful punch, and remains, despite the passage of years, both relevant and well-loved.The story of Taj Mahal’s construction, the play begins at the point when Emperor Shah Jahan first decides to build a monument to commemorate his Begum, Mumtaz Mahal. While  it uses a contemporary context, one that’stained with corruption, red tapism and bureaucracy  The play explores the construction in the light of these issues. With every delay and every bribe, the play reminds us of our reality, and even as it uses slapstick comedy and situational comedy to elicit laughs, it doesn’t lose its darker context.

Taj Mahal ka Tender

Cast: Ashwin Sharma, Prashant Singh, Roshan Kumar, Sawan Badgujar, Sourabh Gupta, Tushar More, Alok Bhusan, Vijay Yadav, Kesarie , Aarav Raj, Alok Bhushan,  Devendra Prajapati,Suyash Kukreja, Harsh Chotrani,Vikas Singh.
Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary   Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah     Music: Dhanashree Heblikar

Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskritik Bhavan, Ghole road, off JM road
Contact: 9767178857, 9923643335  swatantratheater@gmail.com