Catch a gripping play about a soldier who is court martialled for killing his senior

Updated: Jan 03, 2017, 10:24 IST | Dipanjan Sinha |

The play Court Martial tells the story of a young soldier who is convicted of murdering his senior officer. The intense trial opens up a can of worms about oppression in society by those in positions of power


The play was staged in Chandigarh earlier this year

The play Court Martial tells the story of a young soldier who is convicted of murdering his senior officer. The intense trial opens up a can of worms about oppression in society by those in positions of power.

"The soldier in the story is humiliated by his superior because he is from a lower caste. It is a story about oppression by the powerful and how we reduce people to their social positions," explains Mohneesh Kalyan, director of the play who has recently moved to Mumbai.

Mohneesh Kalyan

Though the play written by Swadesh Deepak has been staged in different parts of the country, it is the first show of Kalyan's production in Mumbai. He dismisses any possibility of controversy by staging the play now.

"Oppression is universal. A story needs a medium to be told and in this play, it is told through the soldier. This story could be set in any context and the bottomline would remain the same. In fact, this mentality lies in all of us in the way we react to people who are weaker than us. I hope this play allows all of us to introspect," he shares.

On: December 24, 7pm
At: CLAP, unit No. 201, A-Wing, 2nd Floor Solitaire II, Opposite Infinity Mall, Malad West
Call: 65876777
Cost: Rs 200


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