Chaitanya Art Theatres and Samaikhya Bharathi, in collaboration with the Department Of Culture, AP, are organizing Vizai Bhaskar's Bahu Bhasha Natakotsav. This is a festival of 9 Telugu plays written by D Vizai Bhaskar, translated into different Indian languages. The festival is on from 16th to 19th March, at Ravindra Bharathi.
On 19th, the 4th day of the festival, Bhahmagi Yathang Che (Brahmarata) is the 1st play to be staged, at 3pm. The play is being presented by Banian Repertory Theatre from Manipur. It was directed by M C Thoiba and translated by Dr. L Bishwanath Sharma. This is another example of re-interpreting mythology to highlight contemporary social disorder. The legendary Narada is presented as a revolutionary, questioning his father, Brahma, on the propriety of His writings dictating human fate, and makes Him realize the sad plight of His creation. The disillusioned Brahma announces that He will only be the Creator of man, and Man shall be the Creator of his own fate.
Born in Ampolu village in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, D Vizai Bhaskar received his Masters Degree in English Literature. He started his career as a lecturer in English, but soon switched over to public service as Municipal Commissioner, in which capacity he has seen different cross sections of society, and the boundaries of human greed and mutual exploitation.
He has produced 22 plays, and his scripts have bagged a number of Nandi Awards, as well as the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Sahitya Puraskar. He has also published a volume of poetry. Ruthwik, Puliswari, Hiranya Garbha, Kabeerdas, Sramanakam, Chitram, Shatruvu and Bapu Cheppina Maata are his other popular dramas on the Telugu stage.
Please contact K K Raja at 2321-5555 / G Satya Narayana at 2404-3828 for further details.