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March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description- Final Solutions” has a powerful contemporary resonance as it addresses as an issue of utmost concern to our society, i.e. the issue of communalism. The play presents different shades of the communalist attitude prevalent among Hindus and Muslims in its attempt to undermine the stereotypes and clichs influencing the collective sensibility of one community against another.
What distinguishes this work from other plays written on the subject is that it is neither sentimental in its appeal nor simplified in its approach. It advances the objective candour or a social scientist while presenting a mosaic of diverse attitudes towards a religious identity that often plunges the country into inhuman strife. Yet the issue is not moralised, as the demons of communal hatred are located not out on the street but deep within us.
The play moves from the partition to the present day communal riots. It probes into the religious bigotry by examining the attitudes of three generations of a middle-class Gujarati business family, Hardika, the grandmother, is obsessed with her father’s murder during the partition turmoil and the betrayal by a Muslim friend, Zarine. Her son, Ramnik Gandhi, is haunted by the knowledge his fortunes were founded on a shop of Zarine’s father, which was burnt down by his kinsmen. Hardika’s daughter-in-law, Aruna, lives by the strict code of the Hindu Samskar and the granddaughter, Smita, cannot allow herself a relationship with a Muslim boy.
The pulls and counter-pulls of the family are exposed when two Muslim boys, Babban and Javed, seek shelter in their house on being chased by a baying Hindu mob. Babban is a moderate while Javed is an aggressive youth. After a night-long exchange of judgements and retorts between the characters, tolerance and forgetfulness emerge as the only possible solution to the crisis. Thus, the play becomes a timely reminder of the conflicts raging not only in India but in other parts of the world.
Cast: Sushant Brar, Rahul Khanna, Ishwak Singh, Amit Rawal, Davinder Kaur, Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur, Prabhakar Pandey, Vishnu Kumar, Pawan Solanki, Bhupinder Soni, Alok Maurya, Gurjeet Pathak, Shashank Verma, Sunil Prajapati, Ujjawal Chaurasia, Karan Khanna, Vipul Kalra, Mayank Garg, Neha Garg, Shivam Bhasin, Sheeraz Ali, Sukhvinder Singh, Naveen Kalirawna, Malay Chauhan and Chetan Gulati.
Date- 11 Mar, 07:00 PM
Venue- Muktadhara Auditorium: Delhi,
Banga Sanskriti Bhavan, 18, 19 Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market, Delhi, NCR 110001, India