Directed by Lillete Dubey, the play titled Wedding Album hopes to reveal the drama behind this Indian spectacle
Want to gatecrash into a Konkani wedding right here in Hyderabad? Try dropping by at the Wedding Album. Written by Girish Karnad and directed by acclaimed theatre and Bollywood personality Lillete Dubey, the play set in the backdrop of Dharwad, Karnataka, revisits the Indian extravagant spectacle in all its glory.
Utkarsh Mazumdar, Ira Dubey, Suchitra Pillai and Rajev Paul play the lead roles. Emphasising on the emotions that the play dwells on actress Ira says, “Weddings in itself is a family drama. The play focuses on how a family comes together during a marriage and it touches on various emotions of life like happiness, celebrations, love and the warmth a family gives. However, the second half has a surprise element where the audience would get to know the other side of people in the family.”
The play deals with a middle-class family comprising a father, mother, two daughters and one son. The eldest daughter is married and settled abroad with a professional husband, brother is a software engineer and the youngest among all who is the highlight of the play is a person who is happy to marry any suitable guy settled in America.
The script of the play is actually an episode from writer Girish Karnad’s life. “It is based on his life incidents. Though not exactly the way it is, most of it are true incidents. We obviously have to make a few alterations in the script for the fiction factor to come in but otherwise it is something that would surely give out a powerful message and guaranteed entertainment,” says Ira.
Acclaimed actress Suchitra Pillai, who would be seen in her second Hollywood film titled The Valley, also plays an important role in the 120- minute play to be staged at Taramati Baradari. Though the play demanded a cut in her scenes, she believes her role as the elder sister is something she cherished. “The roles in the play are not one dimensional. People will be seen behaving differently throughout and this is what makes it interesting,” says Suchitra, who recently finished her first Malayalam movie Oppam directed by Priyadarshan alongside Mohanlal.
Produced by Primetime Theatre Co. the play would be staged at Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre on July 9 from 7.30 pm onwards. Ticket price: Rs 1,000 Details: www.bookmyshow.com
— Nishad Neelambaran