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3rd South-Asian Theatre Festival

For the third year running, Nautanki Theatre’s 3rd South Asian Festival is a celebration in South-Asian languages, transcending cultures and geographical boundaries, these plays are presented by various South Asian theatre groups who have been performing plays for many years within their community space.

Nautanki endeavours to provide a common performing platform for these groups, encouraging a cross-cultural and inter-language exchange. Nautanki is working along with three of these theatre groups to bring you three ‘one act’ plays over two nights.

Alvida (Goodbye Mother India). Fijian Hindi

Writer & Director: Satish Rai

Project Coordinator: Surya Khan

Alvida is a play based on true historical events that took place between 1828 and 1916. During these years, the British, who were the rulers of India, uprooted thousands of Indians from their Motherland, tricked and forced them into slavery and relocated  and shipped them to far-off colonies like Fiji, Jamaica, South Africa and Caribbean Island etc. The play takes place on one such ship called Jumna where young Indians are being transported to Fiji as indentured labour.

Booha Kholo (The Locked Door). Punjabi

Writer & Director: UzmaGillani

Booha Kholo is a poignant & moving play in which the protagonist is dealing with extreme biases and discrimination  due to his gender orientation. He is a misfit in his own family as well as the society at large. The play is set in a strict traditional society where there is extreme intolerance for anybody ‘different’. Will the door that has been locked on him be finally opened?

Halavandagalu (The Nightmare). Kannada

Writer: ChandrashekharaKambara

Directors: VeenaSudarshan&Sudarshan Narayana

Halavandagaluis set in the aftermath of the Indian Emergency of 1970’s, portrays the dangerous trend of collision between the institutions of democracy. The husband wakes up one morning and reveals his dream to his wife, in his dream he inadvertently kills the leader of the country. The story raises pertinent questions like where does all this fear and anxiety lead us to due to civil unrest? Where do the innocent souls caught in this whirlwind end up?

** Not in order of presentation



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