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 19th, the 4th day of the festival, Modida Gombe (Mabbullo Bomma) is the 2nd play to be staged, at 5pm. The play is being presented by Ranga Shilpi Kala Viduru from Bangalore. It was directed by Mico Shivanna and translated by G Renuka Reddy. With a modified Brechtian technique, the play presents the misery of womanhood in the present Indian setting. The writer throws open a question - representatives of different sections of the audience, rather of present society, answer it with their own creations, reflecting the blazing flames into which the modern Indian woman is thrown. The play bagged the Nandi Award for the 'Best Script' in 2000 at the State Level Competitions.
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.