Battling the forces of evil

Oct 01, 2013, 07:20 IST | The Guide Team

On Gandhi Jayanti, catch an English play which gives the idea of the three monkeys who see, hear and speak no evil a novel twist

Puneites can gear up for the play See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do No Evil. The play, which is a murder mystery, will be staged in Pune for the first time.

The plot revolves around a murder and three disabled people who are being accused of committing it.

A shot from the play See No Evil...

Interestingly, one of them is visually impaired while the other is speech impaired and the third is hearing impaired. The police, however, think that the three are guilty while the real killer is still at large.

Paritosh Painter, who is the director of the play, said, “It was originally a small Gurajati play written by Prabodh Joshi. After watching it, I felt it was good and this concept can be turned into a full-fledged play.

So, I worked on it and wrote a full play. It was difficult for the stars to play the role of a person who is speech and hearing impaired. Since it is very natural to react when we hear someone talk, the actors had to do a lot of hard work to get into the habit of not reacting to things. The training had to be taken in a very different way as compared to what we have to do for other plays.”

While talking about the Pune audience, Painter said, “They are very receptive to the jokes and take them in the right spirit.”

The play stars Paritosh Painter, Delnaaz Irani, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Kishwer Merchant, Balvinder Singh Suri, Nasir Khan, Jayesh Thakkar and Ashiesh Roy.

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