Katha Ek Kans Ki – Mahendra Mewati
A clinical & theatrical analysis of the phenomena of dictatorship – What traits does 'Kans' show ? Why does 'Kans' become the way he is ? What happens to all the people who loved him at one point ?
Written by – Daya Prakash Sinha, Directed by – Arvind Singh, Theatre group – Sumukha & Tathastu Theatre Team
The play is a reinterpretation of a well-known Indian mythological tale in contemporary theatrical idiom. ‘Katha Ek Kans Ki’ has portrayed a dictator, who is no different from modern-day dictators like Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, etc. Thus, King Kans’ story is the story of all the dictators who appear on the world stage, from time to time, in different countries. In effect, this play becomes a clinical analysis of the phenomena of dictatorship, shaped into a play to entertain and enlighten contemporary theatre audiences.
What traits does Kans show ? Why does Kans become the way he is ? What happens to all the people who loved him at one point ?
The lighting, music and looks present in the play highlight the strong theme of the play.
Side note – Mahendra Mewati is a renowned name in Delhi Theatre. An NSD alumni, Mr. Mewati has acted in TV Serials like CID , Crime Petrol , Vijay Jasoos. Bollywood Movies : Mangal Pandey , Teen the Bhai, Chintu Ji ,Tevar , Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani , Bhag Milkha bhag.
Written by – Mr. Daya Prakash Sinha
Design & Directed by – Mr. Arvind Singh
Theatre group – Sumukha & Tathastu Theatre Team
Pralab : Sahil Khan
Bahuk : Madhausudan
Bratihen : Arjun
Ugrasen : Kuldeep Singh
Vasudev : Akash
Sutradhaar1 : Vijendra
Sutradhaar 2 : Dolly
NagarVasi : Jyoti anand , Kapil kumar , Akash , Gaurav , Aman verma
Hirnakashyap : Chirag Suneta
Pralad : Rishab Singh
Pratihari 1 : Rajat Pandey
Pratihari 2 : Mohd. Shadab
Narsingh : Krish
Machuara : Sanharsh
Music : Mukesh Jha
Lights : Shyam Sahini
Stage Manager : Krishna Kumar , Ashwani
Main Sanjaja : Anoop Ghosh
Dress : Dalchandra , Shalu , Harleen
Props : Kuldeep Singh
Choreographer : Nikita Bharti
Asst. Director : Saahil Khaan
Parikalpana : Mahendra Mewati
Poster : Sanjeev ( Bittu )
Play Genre – Serious, Drama
Duration – 120 mins
Language – Hindi,
Subtitles – NA
Play release date – 24-Jan-2017