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Event Info

Saturday | 03 April 2021 | 07:00 PM
Online
1 Hr 10 Mins
  • Language: Hindi
  • City / State: Imphal, Manipur
  • Directed By: Joy Maisnam
  • Produced By: TAAM Manipur
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ANDHA YUG

A verse play, Andha Yug is set against the backdrop of the last day of the Mahabharata war until the final moments of Lord Krishna’s life. In a symbolic moment in the play, longing for one last act of revenge, Ashwatthama releases the ultimate weapon, the Brahmastra, which threatens to destroy the world. The moral centre of the play lies in Krishna and his presence which reveals to us that the ethical and the just are always available to human beings, even at the worst of times.

CAST

 

Sajida
Gandhari

Mohd. Shahnawaj
Ashwathama

Saif Siddiqui
Dushashan and Duryodhan

Madhusudan
Bhim

Rishi Raj Singh
Kripacharya

Ankit Mishra
Vidur

Vaibhav Chaudhary
Sanjay

I. Yaiphaba
Meetei Hunter

Dharmendra Singh Gurjar
Various roles

MD Irshad
Various Roles

Riya Panwar
Various roles

Baby Kumari
Various roles

Aashutosh Mishr
Various roles

Manas Singhal
Various roles

Ayog Kumar
Various roles

Raja Nagar
Various roles

Vicky Chaudhary
Various roles

Fareed Qureshi
Various roles

Irungbm Okenshor Meitei
Various Roles

Joy Maisnam
Dhrutarastra

 

CREW

 

Avtar Sahni
Light Design

Debarati Majumdar
Sound Design

Sajida
Costume Design

Vipin and Rakesh
Set and Poster Design

Anand Singh, Ankit Anand and Ramjeet
Properties

Jaspreet Kaur
Production Manager

Dr. Dharambir Bharti
Playwright 

Joy Maisnam
Designer and Director

All the play’s protagonists are some the Mahabharata’s most complicated characters and so an attempt has been made to represent them differently - as more action- oriented without tempering their pure form.  All ethical dilemmas and inner contradictions of the characters have been presented but with minimum usage of dialogue.

Through this play we have conveyed the gruesome impact of power politics, self-centeredness, and the prime casualty of war - humanity and ethics, as well as a lack of a larger vision and a failure to understand consequences of one’s moral choices.

The performers have used the physical to reach the psychological state of the characters and to depict destruction. Our belief has been that India’s most significant text can be portrayed and further enhanced without being restricted by the usage of too much dialogue.