Event Info

10th March 2019 | 8:00 PM
Kamani Auditorium
1 Hr 10 Min
  • Language: Hindi
  • City / State: New Delhi
  • Directed By: Joy Maisnam
  • Produced By: Taam, Manipur
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Andha Yug (Hindi Adaptation)

Andha Yug is a verse play, set against the backdrop of the last day of the Mahabharata war until the final moments of Lord Krishna’s life. The play conveys that every action of violence degrades society as a whole. 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. Despite his failure to ensure peace, it is his presence throughout the play which reveals to us that the ethical and the just are always available to human beings even in the worst of times.

CAST

Sajida: Gandhari
Mohd. Shahnawaj: Ashwathama
Saif Siddiqui: Dushashan & 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: Dhritarashtra

CREW

Avtar Sahni: Light Design
Debarati Majumdar: Sound Design
Sajida: Costume Design
Vipin & Rakesh: Set & Poster Design
Prakash Mangaldin Singh: Set Execution
Anand Singh, Ankit Anand and Ramjeet: Properties
Jaspreet Kaur: Production Manager
Dr. Dharamvir Bharti: Playwright
Joy Maisnam: Designer & Director

The horrendous tragedy of war is depicted in Andha Yug (The Age of Blindness or The Blind Age) through a complex 'psycho-physical' style.

All the play’s protagonists are some of 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.