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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.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sawaal Apna Apna

Bahroop presents

‘Yathartha Aur Ek Bahas’-Sangam Pandey, Jansatta, 10 April’12

‘Bade Sawaalon Ke Jawaab’-Shivkesh, INDIA TODAY, 18 April’12

After more than 450 shows in Marathi,
First time in Hindi

Abhiram Bhadkamkar's

Sawaal Apna Apna

 Directed by K.S. Rajendran 

16th May, 2012   6.30 pm
 LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, 
Mandi House, New Delhi,
 Entry is free

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The Play
The play ‘Sawaal Apna Apna’ by Abhiram Bhadkamkar attempts to portray the conflicts and confusions of the present times – especially in a ‘society-in-transition’ governed by the laws of the market where the modern or the new is forcing itself to get established and the traditional is trying to hold its ground, reluctant to give way. The playwright tries to depict the lives of different classes in such a contemporary society, the problems faced by these classes, the emerging conflicts between aspirations and ethical values, and people struggling to find a way through all this chaos. This realistic portrayal tries to take up cudgels against, or challenges the fallacies and superstitions prevalent in the Indian society. At the same time it also exposes the opportunism of the believers when the issue is that of success, be it through any means.
The play does not have one protagonist, but characters each of whom symbolise a different way of thinking and dealing with things. On the one hand are the aspirations of a middle class family, though kept in check with a strong sense of moral and ethical values. However, with the passage of time, the growing ambitions get the better of the human in the man and in the process shake the faith in that ‘all-powerful’ which till now was the remedy for all ailments. On the other hand is shown the hollowness in the lives of the upper business class people busy in the cutthroat competitive race. There is also the portrayal of a lower class family who believes in the supernatural, which will make their lives better, but again succumbs to the lures of wealth and success. And amidst all these is the perpetual optimism that the evils in the society will be fought and defeated, that voices shall be raised for rationality and against injustice and that reason take precedence over everything. The hope that things would change is still alive.

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