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Aadhe Adhure…fails to do justice to Mohan Rakesh

On Saturday evening the city was introduced to a Hindi literature classic but Lillette Dubey’s Adhey Adhure a play written by well known author Mohan Rakesh failed to live up to the standard this masterpiece enjoys.

On Saturday evening the city was introduced to a Hindi literature classic but Lillette Dubey’s Adhey Adhure (The incomplete Ones) a play written by well known author Mohan Rakesh failed to live up to the standard this masterpiece enjoys. Dubey has produced,directed and even played the main protagonist in the play which was brought to the city by Ludhiana Sankritik Samagam.

While it would be difficult to say as to who let it down,the audience or the actors,yet a lack of interest on both sides was more than evident. While the yelling of small children,flashing of mobile lights,munching of chips,endless creaking of chairs might have hugely distracted the actors but then fumbling of dialogues,poor lighting on the stage and lack of rehearsals by the actors was more than evident.

Yet for theatre lovers seeing a Mohan Rakesh’s play was nothing less than a treat. The play which was acted out to a full house is the story of Savitri,a middle-aged working woman played by Dubey herself,dissatisfied with her circumstances — an unemployed son,a promiscuous teenage daughter,and a husband who has failed to provide her emotional and financial security.

The play examines the vacuum present in the lives of both men and women,exploring the theme of incompleteness. Apart from Dubey the cast included Mohan Aghashe,Ira Dubey,Rajeev Diddhartha and Anuschka Sawhney.