Thursday, 27 October 2016 »  Login
Events » Taramandal - English Play By The Tadpole Repertory
I am at

Taramandal - English Play By The Tadpole Repertory

Taramandal - English Play By The Tadpole Repertory is an event that took place on 16-Dec-2010 in Hyderabad.
Rating is quick and easy - try it!
The Hindu is organising the 6th edition of The Hindu Metro Plus Theatre Fest from 15th to 18th December at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. A total of 4 plays will be staged everyday at 7:30 pm during the four-day festival. As part of this fest, Taramandal will be staged on the second day.

Taramandal is based on Satyajit Ray's short story, 'Patol Babu, Film Star', which speaks about a chance opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream. Patol Babu is 50 or so, and has led a decidedly unglamorous life. His one passion, acting, has never really amounted to anything. One day, the possibility of a part in a film opens up. Despite it being a walk-on role of a pedestrian, Patol embraces the opportunity.

The play extends this little story by constructing parallel narratives that set up and mirror Patol Babu - in younger versions of himself - and people like him. All these stories of failed ambitions culminate in his one single walk on opportunity.

'Taramandal' won The Metroplus Playwright Award 2010, which is awarded every year to the best unpublished play script in English. The playwright conducted several interviews with theatre actors, background artists, bit part-players in Mumbai film industry, television personalities and casting agents. This research went into a 6-week period of workshops and improvisations with the cast of 'Taramandal'. The final play is stitched from these experiences. It is not a sad story, but one rife with melancholy, and the absurd humours that follow that most irrepressible human trait - ambition.

The play is in English with a smattering of Hindi and Bengali. Written and directed by Neel Chaudhuri, it is being staged by the Tadpole Repertory from New Delhi, and is of 110 minutes in duration.

Started in 2005, The Hindu Metro Plus Theatre Fest is one of the most eagerly awaited theatre events every year. It starts in Chennai, and moves to other south-Indian cities. This year, it kickstarted in Chennai on 8th August with 8 plays staged over 7 days, followed by Hyderabad, Bangalore and Coimbatore.

Entry is by daily passes of Rs. 500, Rs. 300 and Rs. 200. Student passes cost Rs. 100 per head, but entry is permitted only on production of college ID cards. Season passes of Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 900 are also available, which are valid for all the 4 days. These passes can be obtained at the Hindu office in Begumpet.

Please contact the venue at 2323-3672 for further details.
Share. Save. Connect.
Be the first to comment on Taramandal - English Play By The Tadpole Repertory! Just use the simple form below.
LEAVE A COMMENT has 700,000+ monthly visits. Tell Hyderabad what you feel about Taramandal - English Play By The Tadpole Repertory!
Rate Event
[no link to your name will appear, overriding global settings]
To preserve integrity, allows ratings/comments only with a valid email. Your comments will be accepted once you give your email, and will be deleted if the email is not authenticated within 24 hours.
My name:

Dissatisfied with the results? Report a problem or error, or add a listing.
This page was tagged for
patol babu dramatisation script role play
neel chaudhuri tadpole repertory
taramandal play
taramandal script
show drama "patol babu ,film star "script with video
Follow on
© Copyright 1999-2009 LRR Technologies (Hyderabad), Pvt Ltd. All rights reserved. fullhyd, fullhyderabad, Welcome To The Neighbourhood are trademarks of LRR Technologies (Hyderabad) Pvt Ltd. The textual, graphic, audio and audiovisual material in this site is protected by copyright law. You may not copy, distribute, or use this material except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. Any trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. More on Hyderabad, India. Jobs in Hyderabad.