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, Visha Vruksha (Kalakutam) is the 1st play to be staged, at 3pm. The play is being presented by the Maharashtra Cultural Centre from Pune, and directed and translated by Pradeep Vaiddya. The theme of the play is that the freedom struggle that has cost us many lives is comparable to the legendary churning of the ocean (Ksheera Saagara Manthana). The process gave rise to the nectar of democracy, which served to enthrone the common man as the supreme power. Visha Vruksha urges us to stop spewing venom that kills the immortal spirit of democracy. The play was also translated into English.
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.