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Dehradun to host parallel edition of 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav

Dehradunedition of India’s biggest theatre festival set to thrill audiences with World-class theatre


BRM 2020 to showcase modern theatre & regional dance forms
Dehradun, 4thFebruary 2020:Dehradunis all set to host for the first time, the 21stBharat Rang Mahotsav’s (BRM) parallel theatre festival, organised by National School of Drama (NSD) in collaboration with the Department of Art & culture, Government of Uttarakhand. The seven-day festival will beginonFebruary 6and continue till Feb 12, 2020. The festival is also being hosted parallel in other cities viz. Delhi, Shillong, Nagpur, Villupuram and Puducherry.

Addressingthe media Sh. Abdul Latif Khatana, Chief (Tie), NSDinformed that the festival will be inaugurated on 6th February 2020 at 6:00 pm in New Auditorium by Dept. of Culture (Uttarakhand Govt.)in the presence ofHon’bleChief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat. The event will also witness the presence of the Guest of honour Shri Satpal Maharaj, Hon'ble Minister of Culture, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Special Guest Shri LeeladharJagudi Renowned Poet & Journalist & Smt. Himani Shivpuri Eminent Theatre & Cine Actress. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by the worthy performance of the play, CHARUDUTTA, written by MahakaviBhasa and directed byBhupesh Joshi.

During the festival, theatre enthusiasts will be treated to an exciting mix ofmodern theatre that promises an indulging theatre experience, alongside authenticregions and international performances. The 21stBRMat Dehradunwill showcase a range of productionscomprising 7 showsfrom critically acclaimed plays carefully curated from across India and around the world.

The festival will host4 Indian and 3 foreign plays. Among Indian plays, two plays would be held in Bengali and one each in Assamese andMalayalam.Whereas, performances from Sri Lanka and Nepalwould be inEnglishand Nepalese respectively.

The opening act on 6th February is the narrative of CHARUDUTTA, the theme of the play not only represents the society in the aforesaid era, but also throws light on the degenerating values of the modern society. Love and brotherhood have given way to deceit, cunning and crime. In the story, Charudutta, once a prosperous resident of Ujjaini, due to his compassion and generosity, is now a poor man. Vasantsena, a courtesan, is the pride of the town. She is a benevolent, gracious and beautiful young woman. Enamoured by the extraordinary qualities of Charudutta, she falls madly in love with him. Although the story is a unique example of realism in Sanskrit literature, it is also apt for contemporary Indian theatre. 

Dr. Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman, NSD said “BRM 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."

Enunciating about the festival, Shri Suresh Sharma, Director In-charge, National 
School of Drama (NSD), said, “The 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav focuses on providing an engaging audience experience. There are shows that will leave a far larger imprint on the audience than just making them simply watch something. Hence the audience will also experience the importance of space, design and environments.”

Besides the plays which will be staged every evening, the in New Auditoriumcampus will be abuzz with allied performances which will include traditional dance and folk performances.
21st Bharat Rang Mahotsava, in total will be hosting 91 plays pan India i.e. New Delhi, starting from 1st Feb – 21st February 2020.

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