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उई (UEE): a Hindi play on women | 31st March (5pm & 7:30pm)

उई  (UEE)

THEATRE GROUP NAME: AAMHI

DATE & TIME: SUNDAY 31st March 2019 (2 SHOWS @5PM & 7.30PM)

VENUE: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BANGALORE, THIMMAIAH ROAD, OPP.UNI BUILDING,  VASANTHNAGAR, BANGALORE 560052

EVENT DURATION: 100 MIN

LANGUAGE: HINDI

GENRE: Hindi Social Drama

Original Marathi play written by Sanjay Pawar

Hindi Translation & Director: SANDEEP PARANJAPE

Cast: Drishti Jain, Lakshmi Karthik, Amrita Mishra, Kirti Verma, Nikhita Singh, Khusshi Khurana

 

Tickets are available on BookMyShow.

 

SYNOPSIS

(in English)

How are superstitions formed? How are superstitions perceived? Who wins in the tussle between superstitions and reality? Can superstitions surpass reality and becomes the ultimate truth? Or can reality and rationality find its own space within the domination of superstitions?

These are some of the questions that ‘UEE’ deals with. ‘UEE’ is the story of four girls from a different background but living under the same circumstances. It is a hostel, run by Tulasi and assisted by Sapna where Akshata, Anamika and Karuna lives, who are soon joined by Preeti, a sweet, docile girl. Each character has their own belief, about love, men, sex, marriage etc., which has emerged and sustained with their experiences as well as through the passage of time and each of these beliefs questions the age – old, rooted principles of the society and tries to seek an answer to some of the common issues and concerns faced by women in their everyday lives. ‘UEE’ does not aim to provide any solution nor it aims to be a comforting blanket to any problems, but what it intends is to shift the mind of the audience and give them a chance to think and analyse and be their own judge to decide which is right or wrong.

‘UEE’ is an original translation of the marathi play ‘Thashta,’ written by Sanjay Pawar in 2013 and later translated by Sandeep Paranjape in 2015 introduces the four female characters, giving each of them very specific identity. Nonetheless, they get along with each other keeping their individuality alive. With innumerable twists and turns, the play will make the audience relate to the characters and thus reach to their own conclusion.

(in Hindi)

रूढ़िवादी धारणाऐं कब जन्म लेती हैं और कैसे पनपती हैं ? अन्धविश्वास के प्रति हमारा क्या नज़रिया है? तर्क और रूढ़िवादिता के बीच निरंतर चलती इस खींचतान में आखिर किसकी जीत होती है ? क्या रूढ़िवादिता तर्क की आँखों पर पट्टी बाँध, शाश्वत सत्य का रूप लेने में सक्षम होती है ? या रूढ़िवादिता के अधीन रह कर भी वास्तविकता और तर्क अपनी एक पहचान बना पाते है ? ऐसे ही कुछ सामाजिक प्रश्नों से जूझता है हमारा नाटक उई |

उई कहानी है उन चार लड़कियों की, जिनकी पृष्टभूमि तो पृथक है किंतु परिस्तिथियाँ समान हैं।  एक हॉस्टल है जिसे तुलसी चलाती है, सपना की सहायता से।  इस हॉस्टल में रहती है अक्षता, अनामिका व करुणा और शीघ्र ही शामिल होने आ रही प्रीती, जो स्वाभाव से विनम्र और मधुर है |

प्रेम, पुरुष, सेक्स और विवाह को लेकर हर किरदार की अपनी धारणा है जिसका आधार है उनके अपने अनुभव | उनकी यही धारणाएं, जो समय के कालचक्र के साथ और पुख्ता हो जाती हैं, उन्हें विवश करती हैं की वे समाज के पुराने परंपरागत दकियानूसी रीति-रिवाज़ों पर प्रश्न उठायें | वो ढूँढ रही हैं कोई रास्ता जो उनको और उन जैसी कई और लड़कियां को ऎसी सामाजिक बेड़ियों से मुक्त करा सके |  किन्तु ऎसे किसी मुद्दे का समाधान दर्शाना उई का उद्देश्य नहीं है न ही हमारा इरादा महज़ सान्तवना जताने का है | हमारी कोशिश है कि हम आपको इस बारे में सोचने के लिए प्रेरित कर पाएं और आप अपने तर्क और विश्लेषण के आधार पर स्वयं सही गलत का चुनाव कर सकें |

उई, मराठी नाटक “ठष्ट” का हिंदी अनुवाद है जिसे श्री संजय पवार ने 2013 में लिखा था | 2015 में श्री संदीप परांजपे ने इसे अनुवादित किया और इसमें चार महिला किरदारों को प्रसतुत  कर उनकी एक अलग भूमिका बाँधी |  ये चारों रहतीं तो साथ हैं  पर पर सबकी एक अलग पहचान भी है | कुछ अनूठे क्षण और कई रोचक उतार-चढाव लेकर आ रहा है हमारा नाटक उई, जिसके सजीव किरदारों के साथ दर्शक आत्मीयता महसूस कर पाएंगे और शायद अपने सत्य को खोजने में समर्थ हो सकेंगे|

“AAMHI”

Foundation and Early Years

Aamhi is a theatre group from Bangalore & was founded in year 1997 by Sandeep Paranjape. Sandeep is also the artistic director of Aamhi.

In initially years, Aamhi primarily performed Marathi Plays which were staged at Maharashtra Mandal, Bangalore.

In the span of 15 years from 1997 till 2012, Aamhi theatre produced 32 Marathi one-act plays. Some of the key projects include, SWAMI, MI NATHURAM GODSE BOLTOY and SAATCHYAA AAT GHARAT.

Launch of Aamhi Hindi

Aamhi theatre has always believed in contributing in increasing the reach of theatre as a performing art. In line with this vision, Aamhi started Hindi venture in year 2014.

On 22nd august 2014, we staged our first Hindi production,” EK ANT KI SHURUAT” -a combo of 2 one act plays at Rangasthala, Bangalore.

Since then we have staged 45 one-act plays & 5 full lentgh plays; different shows from different genres. Some of the Aamhi Hindi’s key productions include, Ek Ant Ki Shuruat, Uee , Dadaji ka Thullu and  Ek Show Aisa Bhi.

Aamhi team is extremely proud of this fact that we have introduced at least one debutant in each of our productions till date and we shall always strive to keep this record intact ?.

Reaching us

You can reach us using the following media

Email- [email protected]

Facebook group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/717945298230229/

Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/AamhiBangalore

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/aamhi_bangalore/?hl=en

Twitter- https://twitter.com/AamhiBangalore

Cell: +91 94498 30507

About our Artistic director- Sandeep Paranjape

Sandeep Paranjape, founder and artistic director of Aamhi is an INTERIOR/ GRAPHIC/PRODUCT DESIGNER by profession and runs a design consultancy firm- CREATA DESIGNS in Bangalore since 2007.

His involvement in theatre has been in all fields be it playwright, lights, sound design, set design or acting. Some of the highlights of his theatre related work is listed below:

  • Participated in nationally reputed theatre competitions – Purshottam karandak, Ram Ganesh Gadkari karandak, Punyanagari karandak, Sudarshan Deerghank Spardha.
  • He has also won various prizes for set design, acting & direction in these competitions.
  • He has written a few Marathi, Hindi and English plays till the date.
  • English theatre- worked with theatre groups like Barking Dog productions, Saarthak, Artrightis & acted as well directed some short plays for the same.
  • One of his prominent recent work is with Kathaputaliyan theatre group for Mr. Girish Karnad ‘s award winning “TIPU SULTAN KE KHWAAB”. He played 2 characters i.e. Nana Phadanvis & Haripant Phadke.
  • Handled make-up for Saarthak Production’s project- ‘I had a dream’
  • Handled lights & music for various plays.