Although man needs bread to survive, he needs flowers (also art) to make his life beautiful, noble, edifying. Although there is no obstacle to not having flowers, if there is no flower, there is not much difference between human and animal life. Art and artists uplift man. They provide man with oxygen to live a prosperous life. While this is a trinitarian truth, today we have set out to end the existence of art and artists by writing them off as secondary. There is no doubt that this will make your life dry, dry and numb. Emotions, which are a sign of human vitality, will disappear from him. In today’s virtual world, the materialistic approach has transformed man into a machine. Universal greed is his hallmark. The ‘humanity’ in man becomes more and more visible. But neither he nor the so-called socialites are aware of this! Recently, a very beautiful stage play was seen with a touching comment on all these situations… ‘Why are you stuck?’ He not only comments on art and artists, but also on the present. Today, right-wing ideologies have started using haidos all over the world. The world seems to have been run by leaders who resembled dictator Hitler’s so-called ‘nationalist’ ideology. India is no exception. Religious polarization, the rise of so-called nationalism, the oppression of minorities, the ongoing conspiracy to keep people in the dark by presenting emotional problems instead of confronting the basic problems of life, to confuse people by spreading false propaganda … We live in such a strangely polluted environment. Our current sad reality is that the authorities are doing their part by involving people in a perpetually deceived world (virtual reality). The false story for that is being excavated/spread. A conspiracy is being hatched to silence those who speak out against this by involving them in real/fake ‘cases’ and to silence them. Today, people are being misled against the existence of a very rare species in society. They are being ridiculed. And we are all frustrated and helpless as we see all of this happening in front of us. No, we are unknowingly becoming part of this conspiracy.
In this context, the ‘Drama Company’ produced ‘Adalanya Ka?’ This play is trying to wake you up with a sparkle in its eyes. The work manages to awaken the suffering community through art. This is the Indian version of Charles Lewinsky’s The Occupation. It has been organized in collaboration with Maxmöller Bhavan, Pune and the Swiss Consulate General, Mumbai. It has been translated by Shaunak Chandorkar. Parna Pethe, Atul Pethe and Nipun Dharmadhikari have all proven their worth. It has been directed by Nipun Dharmadhikari.
A city in Germany. One of the corporate firms receives a call for a proposed deal. Consequently, Paula, a young company consultant, attended the speech given for the business meeting. He goes to a theater. she has no idea. Naturally, she’s surprised. At a theater and a business meeting? But if we’re going to come, we have to have a meeting. There, a man named Albrecht greets her strangely. The way she was received doesn’t make any sense to her. Albrest tells Paula that he wants to buy the theater. She says: ‘This theater belongs to the municipality. We are just a consulting company. Paula’s firm has suggested a 20 percent cut in theater subsidies to the municipality. So Albrest is angry. He realizes that this is a ploy to shut down the theater. That is why he sent a proposal to this firm that he is interested in buying this theater. He also knows that the company has no right to sell the theater. But the municipality wants to close the theater with a gun on the shoulder of the firm. Albrest then tries to save the theater by mixing up the relevant firm. He desperately tries to persuade Paula. But she does not grow at all. He is firm in her decision.
This drama is the intellectual and mental juxtaposition between the two! Paula asks Albrest: ‘Why do you want to buy this theater?’ She then she says: ‘To the brothel! Then the municipality will not have to subsidize it; You can also get a lot of GST income. What could be a more poignant critique of municipal governance and its policies? Albrecht continues to brainwash Paul on various topics. But she doesn’t back down on his decision. As Albrest is brooding over the fact that she is ‘playing’ and ‘playing’ with us, her assertiveness becomes more and more convincing. Gradually, she too became interested in his ‘game’. She makes more moves than he does. But Albrecht is an artist of the bones. He doesn’t stop trying to defeat Paula inventing new moves every time. But Paula also survives. In the end, Albrecht plays a game of life and death. But then the emotional woman in him wakes up.
Due to the ruthless competition in Paula’s company, she also has a sword hanging over her work. And her past is shaping her future. However, when Albrest notices this, the artist bows his head in shame. she gives up
Evanna would have misunderstood her destiny. They both deal with her confidence when they choose to embark on their gaming activities. Paula puts two options in front of her. One- to close the theater. And secondly, to present the art according to the terms and conditions accepting the ideology and policies of the municipal authorities! Albrecht denies both. He loves his freedom and art more than his life. Paula is also exposed to the illusory world in which we live. And she also decides to quit… (Of course, this can also be a fantasy!)
This game is a game of thoughts. But it is still the first ‘drama’, it has not been ‘prewritten’. Credit must be given to all congregations that performed the work. Although the background of the play is foreign, the reality of the play is equally applicable to the current situation in India. In fact, it’s a harsh comment on the situation here. Initially, it is not clear what the play is about. So it was a bit tricky. But as it goes, its sharp edge comes to light. Even so, owning one is still out of reach for the average person. The work says a lot about the common man, his apathy towards art, the current socio-political situation, uncivilized and unthinking leaders, the throwaway policies of corporate culture, universal inhumanity. And despite that, the ‘drama’ remains at the top for decades. The highest quality of writing, coloring, directing, presentation, acting of the artists is the characteristic of ‘Adalanya Ka?’ In recent years, we have not seen a work that is thought-provoking, but has not lost its allure of drama.
In the case of Atul Pethe, it is doubtful whether or not it is a drama based on his own life. This should definitely be a memorable role in his acting career. Kudos to Albresht’s emotional and artistic expression for the finesse with which he presents it! In the role of Paula, Parna Pethe has introduced an equal relationship with her. In a way, he has paid homage to her father, Paula, who has a great devotion to the theater and the ideological role. This juxtaposition of father and daughter is greed; More than that, it continues the legacy of the ideology. Parna Pethe has passionately expressed the gradual change in Paula’s mindset. The changing ups and downs of her dialogue respond to this.
The play has reached the height of audiovisual poetry due to Nipun Dharmadhikari’s comprehensive directing skills. He has made the exercise of commenting on the present reality without losing the drama of the work. Shivadhanushya has easily cultivated the idea of putting on a play by taking it in stride and considering his thoughts. How is that? It would be a good idea to try it! If you want to enjoy a play that is passionate, thought-provoking, artistic and at the same time entertaining, you have to ask yourself: ‘Why?’ There is no choice but to watch.