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 from 16th to 19th March, at Ravindra Bharathi.
On 16th, the first day of the festival, there will be a Prologue (Inaugural Function) at 4pm. After that, the first play to be staged is the Telugu drama, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, at 5pm. The play is presented by Kalavani, Ubhayagodavarulu. The director is M Prasada Murthy. This was the first play written in Telugu on the great visionary, Jyotirao Phule. Jyotirao Phule was a reformer who questioned the origin of the caste system and revolutionalized the society by educating the depressed, the backward, and other weaker sections, specially women.
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.