Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Taqat

Date : October 25th, 2004
Directors : Raheem Darediya & Nazneen Shafiq
Production Manager : Pratik Naphade
Playwrights : Pratyush Singh, Vineet Kumar, Abhinav Kimothi, Raheem Darediya, Pratik Naphade, Nazneen Shafiq
Form : Street Play
Type : Oasis Entry, CEERI Production

Cast :
Nat - Pratyush Singh
Natti - Rachana Reddy

Maharaj Vijay Singh /England - Ishan Shukla
Senapati / Japan - Shamminder Singh
Mahamantri / Italy / Osama - Prabhat Ranjan Singh
Farmer - Pratik Naphade
Farmer's Wife - Sonali Ghosh
Prince - Hrishikesh Deshpande
Durban - Mohammed Nazmi

Hitler / Germany - Vineet Kumar
Hitler's Father / Powell - Raheem Darediya
Hitler's Mother / France - Archana Srivastava
Austria - Prabhal Sharma
Russia - Roshan Bondse

Bush / America - Abhinav Kimothi
Condelezza Rice - Renuka Dixit
UN Secretary / Citizen - Nikeeta Bhise
KPC / Citizen - Priyanka Bansal
Germany /Durbari - Nilesh Tathawadekar
News Reporter - Priya Gupta

The Play :
Taqat is the story of man, over the ages, who got Power and misused it. The play presents one of the dark realities of human history - "Power Corrupts". The three acts of the play potray the three forms of governments: The Monarchy in Ancient times, the Dictatorship of Hitler and the present day Democracy of President Bush.

Taqat was first performed as the competitive entry from BITS in Oasis 2004, where it won the Best Play award (2nd Prize). Later it was performed at CEERI in the February, 2005. The play apart from its strong theme had brilliant performances from the narrators of the play Pratyush Singh and Rachana Reddy. All the actors had to play more than two characters.
The play had many difficult and symbolic formations and was sprinkled throughout with thought-provoking poetry by Pratyush Singh. The Holocaust and WTC towers scenes were appreciated well. The play had live music by Bipin Kulkarni(flute) and Rajan Pandey(dholak). Kamal Deep played the flute for CEERI performance

During the CEERI performance, few actors had changed, the changes are as follows:

Priyanka Bansal <--> Surabhi Dewra
Mohammed Nazmi<--> Ashwini Kumar Chakre
Prabhal Sharma <--> Himanshu Kerni
Archana Srivastava <--> Apeksha Godiyal

Achievements :
Taqat
won the Best Play award, 2nd Prize.

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Monday, November 28, 2005

AnnaSaheb

Date : February 15th, 2005
Directors : Raheem Darediya & Abhinav Kimothi
Production Manager : Pratik Naphade
Playwrights : Pratyush Singh, Vineet Kumar, Abhinav Kimothi, Raheem Darediya, Pratik Naphade, Ishan Shukla and Ashwini Kumar Chakre
Form : Stage Play
Type : Semester Production

Cast :
Anna Family
AnnaSaheb - Vineet Kumar
Ayi - Rachana Reddy
Vicky - Pratyush Singh
Pappu - Ishan Shukla
Nisha - Aqsa Musthaq
Gade - Rajesh Agrawal
Patil - Uday Dhoke
Jaggu - Himanshu Kerni

Miyan Family
Miyanji - Raheem Darediya
Ashfaque - Abhinav Kimothi
Feroze - Varun Anand
Kauda Singh - Shammider Singh
Abbas Rangoli - Jai Prakash
Saleem Chikna - Aditya Aney
Chaman Hatela - Ashwini Kumar Chakre

And the others...
Babu Kaka - Prabhat Ranjan Singh
Commissioner - Neharika Prabhat
ACP - Swagat Borah
Waitress - Afshan M Khan
Chief Minister - Sushant Ambulkar
Shanti Seth - Abhishek Sinha

The Play :
Anna Saheb was inspired from the Mario Puzo's novel 'The GodFather'. The Play had a cast of 21 and was different in more than one ways. Be it blood on-stage, haircut during the play or theme music(especially composed for the play by Music Club), the play left the audience in sheer awe. The audience loved every minute of the play, be it the lighter moments between Pappu and Vicky, or the most scariest torture on-stage, done by Pratyush Singh and Uday Dhoke on first- time actor, Ashwini. (I hear girls had closed their eyes, when Dhoke picked up a huge hammer!). AnnaSaheb had a total of 7 debuts and a massive production work, thanks to Production Manager, Naphade, the team never had any complaints.

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