About Matra Ratra


Matra Ratra, in Marathi is produced by Aasakta.The play reveals 17 nights in the life of a modern-day young urban couple Nilu and Anju. When Nilu and Anju manage to escape their annoying roommate Radha and get their own flat, the couple is overjoyed. Anju is a working woman and works for a leading boutique in the city whereas Nilu is a playwright without much success.

Having a whole new space for making violent and loud sex, night after night they soon find their bliss is short-lived. Articulating and expressing the love for one another they also whine and complain about all possible issues. They also bitch about a close friend supposedly the best gossip monger in the whole world. They also fearlessly express their failures and inabilities in their respective lives. To be precise they ride on all petty seeming issues, which for that particular moment is the most important thing to be addressed and come on cue to say “I LOVE YOU” most passionately. On one single bed, night after night cuddling in each other’s arms, finally the questions start popping.

This light veined play examines the age-old questions couples must face every day: Is it better to tell love stories to each other, or just watch TV? Does love really exist or is it just a big reasonable nonsense?

Event Info:

  • Director: Mohit Takalkar
  • Duration: Marathi
  • Language: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Cast & Crew:

  • Sagar Deshmukh
  • Radhika Apte
  • Original Playwright: Bradley Hayward
  • Translation: Sagar Deshmukh
  • Direction, Sets, Music Design: Mohit Takalkar
  • Light Design: Pradeep Vaiddya
  • Costumes: Kalyani Kulkarni
  • Stage Manager: Ashish Mehta