Watch out: Best of Pratibimb

What’s on show at the annual Marathi drama fest

Pai Paishachi Goshta

Pai Paishachi Goshta (75 mins)
A Maharashtrian housewife narrates her story from pre-Independence India to present day, in the process telling the story of four generations, all from the homemaker’s point of view.
Based on a story by: Vijaya Rajadhyaksha
Adapted & directed by: Vipul Mahagaonkar
Performed by: Ila Bhate
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point 
When: Aug 2, 4 pm
Entry: Rs 135 (members); Rs 150 (public) 
Call: 22824567

Bin Kamaache Sanvad

Bin Kamaache Sanvad (100 mins)
In this Pune production, a 50-year-old ‘Bhosanka’ goes to buy a smartphone. As soon as he swipes his card, he gets transported to a wrestling ring on a smart phone LED screen. There he meets old college friend Abeka, porn star Loly Loly, rationalist Mopremimadhyam, right wing enthusiast Oot, RK Laxman’s Common man or ‘Comya’ and the wrestling anchor.
Written by: Dharmakirti Sumant
Directed by: Alok Rajwade
Performed by: Abhay Mahajan, Omkar Gowardha, Suvrat Joshi and others
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
When: Aug 2, 6.30 pm,
Entry: Rs 180, Rs 135 and Rs 90 (members); Rs 200, Rs 150 and Rs 100 (public)


Samudra (135 mins)
In this Bhadrakali Production, Bhaskar and Nandini are a couple who’ve spent 10 years together. Their child studies in boarding school. A long-due vacation brings them to a seaside resort. What seems to be a romantic getaway takes an unexpected turn when Nandini confesses to an affair with estranged friend Ganesh.
Based on a novel by: Milind Bokil
Adapted & directed by: Chinmay Mandlekar
Performed by: Spruha Joshi and Chinmay Mandlekar
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
When: Aug 3, 6.30 pm
Entry: Rs 180, Rs 135 and Rs 90 (members); Rs 200, Rs 150 and Rs 100 (public)


Tee (120 mins)
A lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to his loved ones a story that has long troubled him. It concerns events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse in an abandoned village in Kutch. There, he encountered a woman named Tee, whose mere mention terrifies locals. A Utopia Entertainment production.
Written by: Rohan Tillu
Directed by: Pritesh Sodha
Performed by: Omkar Tirodkar, Sheetal Kapole and Rohan Tillu
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
When: Aug 4, 6.30 pm,
Entry: Rs 100 - Rs 200 (public) Rs 180, R135 and Rs 90 (members)

Don Special

Don Special (70 min)
Set in December 1989, an Atharva and Mishree Theatre production unfolds in a newspaper office in Pune between 9.30 pm and midnight one day.
While reporting about an accident, the night shift’s chief sub editor, Milind Bhagwat, finds himself in the middle of a dramatic conflict.
Based on a story by: HM Marathe
Adapted and directed by: Kshitij Patwardhan
Performed by: Girija Oak Godbole, Rohit Haldikar and Jitendra Joshi
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
When: Aug 5, 6.30 pm
Entry: Rs 180, Rs 135 and Rs 90 (members); Rs 200, Rs 150 and Rs 100 (public)

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