A hindu mythological Era play about fighting over knowledge & its power.
The play is based on an incident that took place in reign of Raja Janak, The King of Mithila.
A learned sage, Mahapandit Bandi arrived at Mithila and expressed his vedic and academic knowledge. Mahapandit Bandi challenged Raja Janak for a competition where scholars from all around the country could come to have a debate and prove to have a greater knowledge than Mahapandit Bandi by defeating him.
But the condition was that the one who loses will have to give up his life by drowning in the river Sindhu. It was the last day of the 12 year competition and no one arrived till noon. Suddenly, to everyone’s astonishment, a fourteen year old, kid, named ASHTAVAKRA with a peculiar appearance and eight bends in his body came in to compete. Even on being forced and warned by everyone, he did not agree to back off and went on to present his knowledge. Ashtavakra eventually went on to win over Mahapandit Bandi. After his defeat, the latter requests the former to make him his disciple.
Written by – Brajendra Shah
Directed by – Varun Sharma
Theatre group – Theatreleela Acting Studio and Performing Arts Society
Sabhasad 1 – Sachit Gupta
Sabhasad 2 – Vipul Aggarwal
Sabhasad 3 – Sarthak Sinha
Dwarpal – Ankush Sharma
Charangann – Payal Agarwal, Ipshita Saxena, Priya Malik, Arushi Khanna
Lights – Vradhi Srivastava, Sakshi Gupta
Music – Manas Raj Barodia, Amber Minocha, Gaurav Gautam
Makeup – Jitendra Kumar
Backstage – Deepak Aggarwal, Pragya Purang, Bipasha Parashar, Aarti Arora, Ridhesh Bharti Gaur, Vikram Singh
Sifar – The Theatre Society In Association With Theatreleela
Play Genre – Drama
Duration – 90 mins
Language – Hindi
Subtitles – NA
Play release date – 28-Jan-2017