- Language: MARATHI
- City / State: Delhi
- Directed By: SUYOG DESHPANDE
- Produced By: AASAKTA KALAMANCH, PUNE
VIA SAVARGAON KHURD
This play pivots around rural elections. The focal point is the power politics between two groups and the play is a collage of 19 monologues from the novel Via Savargaon Khurd’. A set of unsparing and fearless monologues steer the story forward. The story unfolds through autobiographical narrations by the characters and showcases a potent display of rural politics, social conditions, interpersonal and sexual relationships, malice and enmity between people, their political ambitions and familial dysfunction. The characters, through their narration, behaviour and conscience, draw a picture of the village itself. The play also brings to the forefront the changing character of the village where people have begun to become more ambitious and the inevitable process of villages turning into cities and vice-a-versa.
The most fascinating part of the novel was the style of narration where the characters speak with the reader while they speak about themselves. Another factor that intrigued me was the politics and exploring how ambition and the hunger for power can make people to stoop low. The people talk and they talk continuously. The narration seems like the only way for them to vent out their psychological chaos.
The most challenging part for me as a director was to find the flow and narrative as the play doesn’t have a plot or story in general. Instead, the pace of the psychological and emotional ruckus or uproar of the characters takes the story forward. This individual struggle is extreme and vicious.