These rules, for regulation in the interest of “public order, decency or morality”, make prior scrutiny of such performances and of the script mandatory. After scrutiny, a certificate is issued subject to conditions.
The play Mr and Mrs Murarilal is a story of old age and loneliness wrapped in humour, old Hindi songs and cinematic extravaganza.
Artistes come together to urge for equal rights.
KA Abbas had gone in search of Bharat Mata and found her in five common women. On the 30th death anniversary of the Bollywood filmmaker and writer, Delhi-based director Lokesh Jain adapts his work Bharat Mata Kay Paanch Roop for the stage.
Amitosh Nagpal’s new play uses humour to expose the evils of corruption.
Delhi’s Khoj Studios presented a unique performance that responded to the city’s architecture, environment and its people.
Bhide is all set to stage a Marathi play named NoRhino that talks about various aspects that have contributed to decrease in the count of rhinoceros and showcases how the animal’s life is under threat.
The children watching the play erupt into giggles at the Rajkumari’s antics; some nudge each other and exchange knowing looks, recalling, no doubt, their own food-related peeves.
Theatre defined Kavalam Narayana Panikkar, but his was an original voice in Malayalam poetry, film music and studies in performance traditions.
Gopal Sharman, playwright, poet, musician, filmmaker and carpenter of an auditorium, leaves behind an applauding audience.
The directors would produce two plays against the backdrop of available natural settings, where monetary expenses would be kept to a minimum.
A play decodes the mystery behind the making of the Mahatma.
Italy’s Roberto Frabetti, a pioneer in ‘Early Years Theatre’, shares with Indian practitioners the experience of creating plays for very young children.
Theatre director Tripurari Sharma on turning the life of a call centre worker into a layered human drama.
While the larger story is of the eternal struggle between the human heart, mind and body, Arora, has created a new subtext to this deep subject, that of desire.
Albeit drunk, the Bard has managed to cross the oceans and has arrived in Mumbai.
"That touched me to the core. I felt that if I performed to make others happy, I should do this. That is how I got into theatre,” he says.
Sohaila Kapur’s adaptation of The House of Bernarda Alba is set in Punjab during Partition.
Dolly Parton says she would like to be honoured with a Broadway musical about her life when she dies.
Vindu Dara Singh will feature in a Hindi comedy play "Hello Darling".
The festival is being organised by National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in collaboration with English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) on the occasion of the 400th death anniversary of the Bard.
Chandigarh University in association with Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi (CSNA) is organizing a four-day CU Theatre Festival.
Anasuya Vaidya of Akshara on the theatre’s financial crunch and crowdfunding initiatives.
Mirror Merchants’ Arnesh Ghose talks about Chaarpaai, his series of plays about women’s issues.
Renji Kankol was cast as fish-seller Rafeeq because director Jino Joseph kept remembering his face, mannerisms and gestures while writing the play.
The 10 plays shortlisted for META 2016 explore a wide spectrum of themes, from socio-religious flash points to flights of freedom
“That you cannot call a ‘cut’ and get another take, in case of a mistake, is one of the biggest differences between theatre and cinema,” says Himanshu Kohli.
The magnitude of Allana’s efforts reflect the subject she has been carrying for the last two decades or so — that of her father, the legendary theatre director Ebrahim Alkazi.
The play Toy, based on Nabarun Bhattacharya’s story of the same name, explores how children deal with today’s violent world
All’s Well that Ends Well revolves around a hero who dislikes his bride because she is low-born, and she must win him over through sexual subterfuge.
Set against the backdrop of a media house, it’s a love story of two individuals with contradicting principles.
Krsna Solo, the music composer of Tanu Weds Manu Returns, on his tunes and dreams
Neeraj Ghaywan’s debut feature film, Masaan, which looks at the lesser-known facets of Varanasi, is part of the Official Selection at Cannes this year.
The “Bengaliness” is omnipresent in Piku. It works in the album’s favour, giving the songs a feel of the land its set in.
The show also scores some brownie points by exploiting the unmatched beauty of real locations.
Ravi Dubey's favourite holiday destination is Goa.