How many of us have exchanged clothes with the CM, leave alone exchanged faces and lives? Here's a clerk who didn't see either coming.
Rangadhara, in association with Sutradhar, is presenting RangSutra
, a festival of theatre and arts, from 13th to 16th January, at the National Institute Of Fashion Technology auditorium, Madhapur.
Udaan will be presenting the late Vijay Tendulkar's play in Hindi "Hatt Teri Kismat", a story of a politician and a commoner swapping places. The play will be screened on the second day of the festival, the 14th of January, at 12 noon.
Hatt Teri Kismat is the Hindi version of Vijay Tendulkar's original Marathi comedy "Niyatichya Bailala", by Dr. Vasant Deo.
One fine morning, an ordinary clerk and an former chief minister who has been sacked, meet by chance at the beach. Their conversation reveals the hidden side of politics, the dirty games and wicked ways of politicians.
Suddenly the two perceive a crowd gathering. To avoid any problems, the CM persuades the clerk to exchange clothes with him, but in the hurry, their faces also get exchanged.
The CM's party then takes the clerk to be the chief minister, and reinstates him in the CM's post as per the high command's orders. Both of them meet once again after a year. The meeting leads to a humorous and thought-provoking climax.
Rangadhara was formed in the July of 1971, by a group of 4 theatre enthusiasts, whose first production was Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot" in Marathi, which won the Best Direction award and 7 other awards in the Maharashtra Rajya Natya Spardha during the year 1973-74.
This theatre group has so far produced 75 plays with over 300 performances in Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English and Telugu.
Sutradhar, formally launched as Sutradhar Casting Agency Pvt. Ltd. in 1996, has come a long way since. Started by Vinay Verma, a theatre actor and a product of Rangadhara, Sutradhar has so far produced about 40 plays, some of which are in association with Rangadhara.
The play starts at 7:30pm, and the donor passes cost Rs. 300 per head for each play. Please contact Sutradhar at 98480-52541 / 98852-37887 for further details.