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Event Info

Saturday | 05 June 2021 | 07:00 PM
Online
1 Hr 20 Mins`
  • Language: English and Hindi
  • City / State: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Directed By: Akarsh Khurana
  • Produced By: D for Drama and Kumud Mishra
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Dhumrapaan

A  satirical comedy about the inevitability of the corporate rat race, how we cope with it, interspersed with black humour highlighting what we make our throat and lungs undergo as we deal with our stress!

Set in the smoking area of a corporate building over the period of a week, a bunch of office employees discuss appraisals, politics, and relationships, all the while dealing with their stress, fears, and insecurities. The play is a satirical comedy about the inevitability of the corporate rat race, how we cope with it, interspersed with black humour about the stuff we make our throat and lungs undergo as we deal with our stress.

CAST

 

Kumud Mishra

Rastogi

 

Shubhrajyoti Barat

Eknath

 

Ghanshyam Lalsa

Mitesh

 

Siddharth Kumar

Owen

 

Taaruk Raina

Kunal

 

Sarthak Kakar

Saurabh

 

Priyanka Verma

Girl

 

CREW

 

Rajat Tiwari

Musician

 

Vivan Karan Singh

Sound

 

Kuldeep Kushwaha

Light

 

Vivek Jadhav

Set

 

Saurabh Nayyar

Production 

 

Navendra Mishra

Production

 

Akarsh Khurana

Director

 

Adhir Bhat

Writer

This Delhi premiere of our play is special. The seed of the idea of Dhumrapaan came to me in Delhi, at the airport. While I waited for a flight, I observed the smoking room closely: the body language of the smokers, the unspoken camaraderie, the personalities of the different types of smokers, some alone and some in small groups, and the drastic change in the environment when a lady entered and lit up. I was amused and intrigued and immediately knew where I wanted the play set. I spoke to Adhir Bhat about an idea I had; we discussed the need for more contemporary Hindi theatre and our common love for the work of David Mamet, and this play was created. This is the first time I am directing a full -length play for a theatre company other than Akvarious, my own. And I couldn’t have asked for better producers than Kumud Mishra and his team at D for Drama. Working with this ensemble has also been delightful, and I truly believe something special came out of this confluence. I hope our first Delhi audience will feel the same.