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Bhima – English & Malayalam Play

June 23, 2017

META Winner
(Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards)
by Jagriti

English & Malayalam Play

Playwright: Sachin Gurjale, Vivek Vijayakumaran, Ajith Lal, Swetanshu Bora and Anitha Santhanam
Director: Anitha Santhanam
Cast: Vivek Vijayakumaran & Sachin Gurjale

The Play has been nominated under several categories for the prestigious META Awards 2017. Drawing inspiration from Ashok Malhotra’s Child Man, MT Vasudevan Nair’s Randam Muzham and Jeanette Winterson’s Weight, the play explores the paradoxes and ironies in the life of the second Pandava – Bhima.

Who is Bhima? What is his hunger? Who feeds it? What are the choices available to a hero? What is the fate of a strong man in contemporary times? These are some of the questions around which the key narrative of the play evolves.

Director’s Note:
The play explores the concept of the eternal masculine and “strong” superhero embodies through Pandava prince Bhima.

In the course of the play, complex questions are raised – Who is Bhima really and what is his relevance to contemporary society? Is his version of masculinity still acceptable, or is he just a child-man who seeks a guide? Is he a selfless narcissist?

In the current context, how would Bhima fit – as a loyal middle management warrior who can never be CEO? Would he be able to overreach his defined roles of the eternal family man, breadwinner, husband and son, and seek his identity as an individual? And even if he were to, would he even be accepted in a society which perhaps lauds its Arjuna’s only?

Contrasting the heroism of the Kutiyattam form with contemporary dialogue and commentary, using music and poetry as interventions, the play re-examines a version of masculinity and its interaction with modernity.

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Tickets Available at Jagriti Box Office also online on Bookmyshow
Strictly no latecomers. No Transfers. No Refunds, Limited Parking.

Duration: 70 Mins
Age: 12 years & above

Sunday | 25th June | 3:00 PM and 06:30 PM

Jagriti Theatre
Palm Meadows,
Varthur Main Rd,
Bangalore 560066.

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