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, Kinchithbhoga (Kinchithbhogam) is the 2nd play to be staged, at 5pm. Presented by Prakash Kalakendram form Kerala, the play was directed by Sunil G Vakkam and translated by Sri Rajan. The subject deals with the miserable plight of people hunting for temporal pleasures and luxuries, losing the very essence of human values, at the cost of the whole society. The play intertwines a parallel drama, symbolic of human attachments and detachments in terms of materialistic and spiritual pursuits. Kinchithbhoga won the Swarna Nandi award in the 1st Nandi competitions held by the Governament of Andhra Pradesh in 1999.
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.