Theatre was once what film is today. In actuality, it was likely much more. It was, other than being a vehicle of amusement, a device for feeling building, social changes and for uniting individuals. For very long, theatre, however a male-overwhelmed stage by then of time, was a more presumed medium than film. Strangely, when Dadasaheb Phalke needed to film his fantasy venture he was unable to locate any female entertainers to act in it.
Did you know, in the first half of the 20th century, you could be arrested for staging a gay play?
Indian theatre has a whole history of more than 2,000 years. Theatre has been a piece of our way of life from the beginning of the general public framework. The root of theatre can be followed back to the Sanskrit Theatre.
The origin of Indian theatre is closely related to ancient rituals and seasonal festivities of the country. Hindu theorists from the earliest days conceived of plays in terms of two types of production: Lokadharmi (realistic), which involved the reproduction of human behaviour on the stage and the natural presentation of objects Lokadharmi Natyadharmi (conventional), which … Continue reading An Inspiring and Ancient Culture every Indians should know : Forms of Theatre
Being one of the oldest and mother of several other languages, Sanskrit is a classical literature which requires genius of poets and great thinkers to achieve world-renown. Kalidasa is one of them, a Sanskrit poet, dramatist and the greatest Indian writer. It is believed that he lived around 5th century CE. His poems suggest but … Continue reading A CLASSICAL SANSKRIT WRITER: KALIDASA
Mahakavi Bhasa Bharat has a very ancient history, more than 8000 years old. Drama being the oldest form of communication and a branch of performing arts was began to narrate stories using the combinations of speech, dance, music, gesture and sound. India has an indigenous dramatic tradition and still remains unaffected from foreign influences. Bhasa … Continue reading The Father of Indian Drama: Bhasa
Margarita With A Straw is an Indian drama directed by eccentric filmmaker, Shonali Bose. It stars Kalki Koechlin as a teenager with cerebral palsy, Bose had said that her cousin Malini Chib, who is a disability rights activist, inspired Kalki’s character. The story follows Laila Kapoor (Kalki) as she relocates to America for her undergraduate … Continue reading Margarita With A Straw