India’s largest theatre extravaganza, 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav is all set to begin on 1 February.
India’s largest theatre extravaganza, 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav is all set to begin on 1 February. The formal inauguration ceremony for the festival will be held on 1st February 2020 at Kamani auditorium on 5:00 pm. The theatre extravaganza will offer an eclectic mix of suspense, romance, music, and comedy through a diverse bouquet of world-class plays and interactive sessions. Theatre enthusiasts will be treated by exciting mix of post-modern theatre that indulges into engaging theatre experience along with authentic deep-remote area regional performances.
The 21 days festival will include 91 plays from all regions of India including 10 foreign plays. Those plays have been selected as finalists after the exhaustive screening of 795 Indian and 71 foreign plays. These also include 10 rare folk productions by eminent theatre artists and 3 plays by NSD repertory. Amol Palekar’s Kusoor will be the play to kick-start the 21 days extravaganza. The 90-minute act is based on the life of retired Assistant Police Commissioner whose life takes an unexpected series of events when he volunteers to serve at a police control room.
In order to spread performances across India, NSD will host festivals in other cities too such as Dehradun, Vellupuram, Nagpur, Shillong, and Pudducherry. Addressing a press conference about Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2020, Dr Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman, NSD Society said, “festival aims at uniting individuals and subsequently, we have spread the celebration of nation over with the goal that venue contacts an increasing number of individuals. BRM has been an exceptionally effective celebration drawing in a ton of crowd and we trust a comparative run for the current year as well.”
The 21-day long festival will include plays in English, Hindi, and other regional languages. Out of the 73 plays hosted in Delhi, 18 will be in Hindi, 11 in Bengali, 4 in English, 3 in Manipuri, 2 each in Hindustani, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannad, Marathi, Odiya, 1 each in Bhojpuri, Maithili, Malwi /Rajasthani, Chhattisgarhi, Bundeli, Awadhi, Tamil, Marathi /Konkani, multilingual and non -verbal. Foreign plays category will include 10 plays from Bangladesh(2), Sri Lanka(1), Czech Republic(1), and Nepal(2), Russia(2)and USA(2).