Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Ek Sapne Ki Maut

Date :
Directors : Ramprasad Kamath
Production Managers : Manish Gupta
Playwright : Arthur Miller (“Death of a Salesman”, translated into Hindi by J N Kaushal)
Form : Stage Play
Type : Semester Production

Cast :
Ramdas : Prashant Biwal
Savitri : Anvita Mishra
Bannu : Sumeet Gupta
Harshi : Smitkant Raturi
Balwant : Ram Deshpande
Neeta : Swati Agarwal
Charandas : Arvind Khilnani
Suraj : Siddharth Toshniwal
Gulab : Ashish Korde
Waiter : Pankaj Nathani
Callgirl : Prerna Goel

The Play :
This is the Hindi translation of the English play “Death of a Salesman” – considered to be one of the best plays of all time. Some elements of the original play were adapted to suite an Indian background.

The story revolves around the life of Ramdas – a mediocre salesman working for Gulab. It is about how his failure with his job affects his wife Savitri and two sons Harshi and Bannu. When Ramdas is finally fired he is unable to take the news and pleads for a second chance but to no avail. His family, especially wife, is very supportive of him but years of emotional stress begin to show. The children’s needs come in way of the parents and compromise is difficult.

Ramdas begins to blame everyone and everything for this failure. He is unable to comprehend how other people with similar backgrounds have managed to be successful. When he ruins his sons’ celebration of a new venture his elder son comes back at him revealing some unpleasant happenings of the past and holds him solely responsible for the family’s troubles. The ghost of his successful brother is increasingly haunting at this point Ramdas. He feels beckoned by his brother and follows him and this madness proves to be the ultimate cause for this death.

The Brochure:
to be printed soon...

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