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Event Info

Saturday | 17 April 2021 | 07:00 PM
1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language: Hindi , Khadi Boli
  • City / State: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Directed By: Hemant Pandey
  • Produced By: Apna Manch Drama Company and Teflas Studio
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Set in a present-day rural heartland, Lassanwala is the tale of Kallu Bahman, a sixty -year old Brahmin garlic-seller whose family has been growing garlic for three generations in their small patch of land. The play traces the tragic-comic events that occur in his life that shake his firm belief in the caste system which has defined a major part of his existence.



Himanshu Talreja
Kallu Bahman

Namya Saxena

Ved Prakash

Hemant Pandey

Parth Zutshi
Mata Prasad Pandey

Alok Kumar

Ankita Dubey

Amarjeet Singh
Doctor Chagoli/Mama

Shivam Gupta
Havaldar Tripathi

Shashi Ranjan
SHO Shahid Khan




Anadi Ravi Nagar
Music Design and Harmonium 

Bhavesh Mohan Joshi

Pranat Joshi

Namya Saxena
Costume Design

Ambika Chandra
Production Head

Shivam Gupta
Production Assistant 

Jaydeep Apte
Light Design and Execution

Vidit Tripathi

Hemant Pandey

Lassanwala is a kaleidoscope of the memories of my growing up years on the outskirts of Bareilly. Vidit Tripathi, my partner in crime, saw the scope of fiction around my scattered but real experiences. He took on the arduous task of writing a script that would be impetus enough, to assemble a group of people who’d pull out time from their busy schedules to create something from scratch. Vidit and I always wanted to explore the local folk music of western Uttar Pradesh in a play and here was my opportunity. We were hugely influenced by the teachings and songs of Sant Kabir Das ji and have borrowed heavily from him in essence and soul. This production would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the team. The lapses and imperfections are entirely mine and the merits are courtesy the team.