About Us

Bahroop came into existence in 1996 when a group of people from different walks of life decided to share their experience with a larger section of the society. Its productions Kale Kauwe Ne Kaha, Dekh Tamasha Dekh, Baghichha Bachharam Ka, Zaharqand, Soopna Ka Sapna, Aur Kitne Hiroshima, Yahan Se Shahar Ko Dekho,B-Three, Hamare Waqt Mein, Saaye Hamsaaye, Woh Bhi Thei Apne and Panahgaah were awarded byDelhi Urdu Academy, Government Of NCT of Delhi in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Its play Soopna Ka Sapna was staged in 5th Bharat Rang Mahotsav. Bahroop participated in various festivals like Bahoorupi organized by Rangayana, Govt. of Karnataka and Shiv Sanchara National Theatre Festival, Sanehilli, Karnataka. Other successful productions have been Kath Jogi, Madhvi, Toot-Te-Parivesh, Banailey, Reech Gaan, Thank You Mr. Glad, Bada Bhand To Bada Bhand, Nahi Chahiye Hamen..., Kabira Khada Bajar Mein, Men Without Shadows, 1857, Jangal Ke Daawedaar and Cheezein Toot Rahi Hain.Bahroop's Ghair Zaroori Log, 8/6, Yahan Se Shahar Ko Dekho, Spartacus and The Life of Galileo were selected as one of the best plays of Delhi for the year 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2007-08 by Sahitya Kala Parishad,Government Of NCT of Delhi.

Bahroop has also organised talks, seminars and workshops with eminent personalities like Habib Tanvir, J.N. Kaushal, G.P. Deshpande, Satish Anand, D.R.Ankur, Vinit Kumar, Chittaranjan Tripathi, Shrikant Kishore, Piyush Mishra, KS Rajendran, Suman Kumar, HS Shiva Prakash and Mushtaq Kak. It publishes a theatre magazine, Bahroop Theatre Digest.

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Condolence meet in the memory of Vijay Tendulkar

Vijay Tendulkar (Marathi:विजय तेंडुलकर)(January 6, 1928 - May 19, 2008) was a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator primarily in Marāthi. He is best known for his plays, Shāntatā! Court Chālu Āhe (1967), Ghāshirām Kotwāl (1972), and Sakhārām Binder (1972).Many of Tendulkar's plays derived inspiration from real-life incidents or social upheavals, which provides clear light on harsh realities. He even provided his guidance to students studying “Playwright writing” in US universities. For over five decades, Tendulkar had been a highly influential dramatist and theater personality in Mahārāshtra.
Bahroop shared the grief of all theatre-lovers over the sudden demise of
Vijay Tendulkar, the doyen of modern Indian theatre.
A condolence meeting was held at 6:30 pm on May 20, 2008(Tuesday) at Teflas TV Hall, Jawaharlal Nehru University. We read scenes from his plays Sakharam Binder and Gashiram Kotwal.
Shahid Anwar told us that the best way to pay condolence to a playwright is by celebrating his thoughts, his ideas and his plays, not just getting in remorse about his/her demise. So, we lived his spirit.
We also read Vijay Tendulkar's Interview with Jaidev Taneja (well known theatre critic and Bahroop's President), where Tendulkar, himself judiciously answered the critiques, that were posed against him and his plays.( Reference: Rang Saksatkar, by Jaidev Taneja, Kitabghar Prakashan)
It was an evening of high esteem, as Vijay Tendulkar was one of those few indian thinkers, who could intervene, and show us the follies right in our face. we pay our homage to him.


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