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 18th, the 3rd day of the festival, Gandhi Jayanthi is the 3rd play to be staged, at 7pm. Presented by Theatre People form Gujarat, the play was directed by Viral Rachh and translated by Yogesh Trikmani. 'Gandhi Jayanthi' is a humourous take on a symbolic experiment - do we deserve independence? If not, who is punishable for the offence of freeing India? Why not Gandhi? What happens when Gandhi re-appears? The play captured the Silver Nandi in the year 2002 and was taranslated into Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi and English.
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.