Sutradhar School of Acting is presenting Main Nathuram Godse, the Hindi translation of Late Pradeep Dalvi's Marathi play Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoy, on 16th December, at the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.
The play is about the famous assassin's point of view, and deals with the reasons that compelled Nathuram Godse to assassinate the Mahatma, and that, despite acknowledging him as The Father of the Nation. Godse had his own picture to paint of Gandhi and his own story that got eclipsed behind the assasination of the Mahatma. His famous statement "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Maine Uska Vadh Kiya" might have inspired movies, but the play gets into the statement in its actual context.
Godse held Gandhi culprit for the many atrocities against Hindus, Hinduism and Hindi, pre- and post- partition. He was so anguished by the partition that he willed that his ashes, after cremation, be never immersed until the Indus river was again a part of India. These ashes still remain for 'Akhand Bharat' to be reinstated.
This 105-minute performance throws light on some unknown facets of Indian history that are thought-provoking. Why did Nathuram Godse not allow his ashes to be immersed and what did he want posterity to do with it? Why did he not appeal against his death sentence?
Pradeep Dalvi's Marathi play, Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoi, stirred up quite a controversy when it first showed in Mumbai, but since then it has gone on to deserve every bit of the attention lavished on it, with the help of a strong script and an intelligent moral intuition.
The entry is by tickets of Rs. 100 per head, available at the venue. Please contact 2322-6485/98480-52541 for further details.