Vinod Doshi Theatre Festival to be held in Pune on February 23, 2015

The 7th Vinod Doshi Theatre Festival will kickstart on February 23, 2015 at the Balgandharva Rangmandir, Pune. The theatre lovers of Pune will get an excellent opportunity to see plays in different languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Rajasthani and English.

The four day event is organised by the Vinod and Saryu Doshi Foundation, which is a public charity trust, established in 2008 in order to celebrate Vinod Doshi’s love for theatre. The Trust also motivates aspiring talent in the visual as well as performing arts through fellowships, exhibitions and festivals.

Kasumal Sapno-1

On the itinerary is a romantic comedy, ‘Kausal Sapno’, a Rajasthani adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and one-woman play, ‘C Sharp C Blunt’, acted by singer-actor MD Pallavi and directed by Sophia Steph from Germany, according to a media statement.

Kasumal Sapno-2

The Maharashtra Cultural Centre will present the Marathi play ‘Aparadhi Sugandha’.

Kaumudi- 1

Indian Ensemble and Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation will present the Hindi play ‘Kaumudi’, directed by Abhishek Majumdar. Set in the late 1960s in Allahabad, the play explores the dynamics between an estranged father and son.

Kaumudi- 2

The closing play will be performed by Naseeruddin Shah, his wife Ratna Pathak and their daughter. The 120-minute play ‘Ismat Apa Ke Naam’ is directed by Naseeruddin Shah, with music by Vishal Bhardwaj and vocals by Rekha Bhardwaj and Sanjiv Abhyankar.

Schedule of plays:


Date Play Details
23/2/2015 Kasumal Sapno (An adaptation of Shakespear’s lay Midsummer Night Dream) Presented by: Ujagar Dramatic Association, Jaipur;

Language; Rajasthani/Hindi
Director: Ajeet Palawat


24/2/2015 C Sharp C Blunt Presented by: Flinntheatre, an Indian-German collaboration, Bengaluru; Language: English
Director: Sophia Stepf


25/2/2015 Aparadhi Sugandh Presented by :Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune;

Language: Marathi
Writer & Director: Kiran Yadnyopavit


26/2/2015 Kaumudi Presented by: Indian Ensemble & Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation, Banglore

Language: Hindi

Director: Abhishek Majumdar

27/2/2015 Ismat Apa ki Naam Presented: Motley, Mumbai;

Language: Hindi

Director: Naseeruddin Shah



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