Event Info

10th March 2019 | 5:30 PM
Shri Ram Centre
2 Hr 15 Min (10 Min Interval)
  • Language: Kannada
  • City / State: New Delhi
  • Directed By: Achutha Kumar
  • Produced By: Theatre Tatkal
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The second part of trilogy, set in rural Vidharbha, Kola talks about relationships, aspirations, joys, sorrows, anger, insecurity and a range of feelings. Despite being a sequel, it is as engrossing as an independent entity on stage.


Apeksha Ghaligi: Anjali
Bindu Raxidi: Nandini
Kali Prasad: Paraag
Kiran Naik: Sudhir
Nandini Patavardhan: Prabha
Shylashree: Vaini
Sharada GS: Avva / Ajji
Shivaprasad: Bhaskara Deshpande
Shrungha BV: Abhay
Veeresh MPM: Chandu
Yashoda A: Ranju


Achutha Kumar: Director
Gopala Krishna Deshpande: Associate Director
G. Channakeshava: Set Design
Raghu Shivamogga and Naveen Sanehalli: Lighting Design / Execution
Veeresh MPM: Sound Design
Raghu Sirsi: Technical Design (Set)
Suman Priya Mendonca: Publicity

Kola by Mahesh Elkunchwar unveils the tales of many generations of a family and the emotional struggle of their relationships. This has been possible only through the natural way of dialogue delivery. The conversation is not only dramatic, but makes one get into the soul of the character. I feel, when, instead of acting, actors try to live their roles on the stage, the intensity of the play is magnified. In the current production, the actors have tried to get into the roles through an exploration of the emotional side of each character. We have experimented to see if the actors can be prevented from falling prey to the obsession of acting and made to perform by forgetting the fact that they are acting before an audience for two hours.

If, with each performance, the actors are able to be the roles themselves (when on stage), the motive of this play is achieved. This is the belief and commitment of the play too. This will ensure that through Kola you will witness the metaphorical forms of the play. In addition, this will also provide a poetic feel to the play. This is the primary aim of this experiment.

- Achutha Kumar