About S*X, M*Rality, And Cens*Rship

SYNOPSIS

S*X, M*RALITY, AND, CENS*RSHIP is a seduction of ideas exploring one of the most controversial issues of our time morality and censorship. The play flashes back to the early 70s when Vijay Tendulkar’s classic, Sakharam Binder, set off a storm of controversy in the theatre scene. The stage censor board came down heavily on the script, and the play was attacked by sections of society. The unusual story of Sakharam Binder, the parallel world of tamasha, and the amazing spirit of the ’70s all make up an exciting mix of theatre, memory, live music, dance, and video. The show provokes challenges, entertains, and asks the question who says No? And why?

Event Info:

  • Producer: ARPANA / SUNIL SHANBAG
  • Director: Sunil Shanbag
  • Duration: HINDI
  • Language: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES WITH INTERVAL

Cast & Crew:

On stage
  • NageshBhonsle
  • Gitanjali Kulkarni
  • Shubhrojyoti Barat
  • KetakiThatte
  • RajashreeSawant Wad
  • HridaynathJadhav
  • UmeshJagtap
  • GulshanDevaiah
  • Puja Sarup
  • DhanashreeKarmarkar
  • Prasad Athalye
Off Stage
  • Musician: Bali Deshmukh ,SadaMulik
  • Director: Sunil Shanbag
  • Developed by: Shanta Ghokale, IrawatiKarnik
  • Production: ShaileshHejmadi, Kanchan Bist
  • Set Design: NayantaraKotian, Prashant Prakash
  • Set Execution: VivekJadhav
  • Video playback, Production: Kanchan Bist
  • Translations: ShyamPethkar, Kishore Kadam, Anil Deshmukh, AnandThatte
  • Choreography: Maya Jadhav, Mayur Vaidya, FaezehJalali
  • Original Music: ShailendraBarve
  • Original Songs: Anil Deshmukh, Atul Tiwari, Arvind Jagtap
  • Costumes: Kalyani Kulkarni,
  • Video: NayantaraKotian
  • Animation Ashutosh Pathak
  • Light Design: Hidayat Sami, Sunil Shanbag

Music credits: ReshmachyaReghanni

Music: AnandGhan, From the film: Maratha Tituka Milavava

Rajasa Music: HridaynathMangeshkar.

YaRavji Music: Vishwanath More, from the film NaavMothaLakshanKhota.

SakhyaRe Music: BhaskarChandavarkar, from the film Saamna.

Excerpts from the following plays are featured:

Sakharam Binder by Vijay Tendulkar

Keechakvadh by KrishnajiPrabhakarKhadilkar, VicchaMajhiPoori Kara by Vasant Sabnis, DuritancheTimirJao by Bal Kolhatkar, MadanachiManjiri by VidyadharGokhale.

Film and video excerpts:Khilona, Dir: ChandarVohra Prod: LV Prasad

Sharmilee Dir:SamirGanguly Prod: Subodh Mukherjee

JavaiMaazaBhala Dir: NeelkanthMagdoom Prod: Manisha Chitra Pvt Ltd.

HazzarChaurase Ki Ma Writer: Mahashweta Devi, Dir: GovindNihalani

Badal Sarkar footage from Badal Sarkar Natyamahotsav, Pune

Vijay Tendulkar footage: Setu Films

Many thanks to: Prithvi Theatre and its staff, Kishore Kadam, Anil Deshmukh, ShyamPethkar, AnandThatte, Milind Joshi, V.P. Mohandas, Avijit Kishore, Suresh Rajamani, Atul Tiwari, Amol Palekar, GovindNihalani, Trio Films, Raj Pius, Satyadev Dubey, G.P. Deshpande, Dr.SriramLagoo, WamanKendre, SameeraIyengar, ShakuntalaNagarkar, Aryabhushan theatre dancers Mohana, Mumtaj, Saira, Rashmi and Aarti, Kiran Yadnyopavit. Sameer Vidwans., Shashank Shende, Internet Archive (for footage), National Centre for the Performing Arts Library, DhanashreeKarmarkar, Prasad Athalye, Hemant Hazare, Rama Barasinghe, ReethaBalsavar

We are especially grateful to : LalanSarang, Ashok Desai, Sushma Deshpande, P.M. Shinde, and TanujaMohite