Andha Yug is a verse play, written by Dharamvir Bharati. It is set in the background of last day of Mahabharata war till the last moment of Lord Krishna’s life.
The play hints that every action of violence degrades society as a whole. Longing for one last act of revenge Ashwatthama releases the ultimate weapon, the Brahmastra, which threatens to destroy the world. The moral centre of the play lies in Krishna. Despite his failure to ensure peace, it is his presence throughout the play which reveals to us that the ethical and the just are always available to human beings even in the worst of times
Andha Yug outshines direct reference to the violence occurred from the partition of India and of Second World War and its effects on human lives and moral values. It depicts hazards when society turns away from its insight. How eventually both victor and loser suffers, it speaks about greed, self-hood. It questions whether we are accountable for our moral choices.
It elaborates on the consequences, when a society fails to stop a cycle of revenge and collectively reject the voice of wisdom, leading to wide-scale bloodshed.
META 2019 AWARDS for play ‘ANDHA YUG’ –
Best Play, Best Innovative Sound Design, Best Stage Design, Best Costume Design
META 2019 NOMINATIONS for play “ANDHA YUG’ –
Best Director, Best Actor in Lead Role (Male), Best Light Design, Best Choreography
Writer- Dharamvir Bharati
About the artists-
Mohd Shah Nawaj: Young and aspiring actor Mohd Shah Nawaj has done Acting Diploma from HCRFTR Mandi (Himachal) in 2013-14. He is a trained Chhau Dancer (Saraikela) from Guru Swapan Acharya. He is graduated in Art Stream, from Dhampur (UP).
He is associated with theatre from last 6 years. In such a short span of time he has acted in notable plays like Mid-Summer Night's Dream, The Dance and the Railroad, Pravjya, An Inspector Call, ECHO, People in the Blood, Aandolan, Baada, Tamasha E Nautanki, Kaal Kothari, The Journey of Sorrow, Banjara, Yahudi ki Ladki , Do Rang. He has done the lead role in plays Balmaji Ka Studio, Andha Yug. He was nominated as ‘Best Actor’ for his lead Protagonist role as ‘Ashwatthama’ in ‘ANDHA YUG’ in META 2019.
Saif Siddiqui: Saif Siddiqui is pursuing graduation from DU University and is associated with group since last 3 years. He has learnt gymnastics, aerial performance, free western style dance. He has performed in the plays The Journey of Sorrow, Balmaji Ka Studio, Andha Yug, Pashmeena, Tamasha-E-Nautanki, Lonely Souls, Oedipus.
Madhusudan: Madhusudan a Delhi University Graduate is a theatre artist and theatre teacher from last 4 years. He has worked in plays like Mid-Summer Nights Dreams, Karmnasha Ki Haar, Tamasha-E- Nautanki, The Journey of Sorrow, ANDHA YUG, Balmaji ka studio. He has also done around 3500 street plays in different parts of India.
Avtar Sahni: Graduated from NSD in 1984 with specialization in Direction. NSD granted him fellowship for one year to work on "Interaction between traditional performing arts and modern theatre" under the guidance of Shri Ratan Thiyam in Manipur.
He has been awarded with prestigious awards in the field of Theatre, SNA Award 2017 (for Contribution in Stage Light design), Chamanlal Memorial Award 2018 (Excellence in Theatre Light Design ), Natya Guru Samman by Sanskar Bharti - 2017, Best Director Award by Nat Samrat Theatre Awards, New Delhi.
He has participated in many international theatre festivals.
Debarati Majumdar: Graduated from NSD in 2008. Prior to this was working as a full-time repertory artist for Rang Vidhushak under eminent Theatre Director Bansi Kaul. Was working as a Drama teacher in Mumbai for 5 years. She has been awarded for Best Innovative Sound Design for Play ‘ANDHA YUG’ in META 2019.
Prakash Singh - A Stage Designer by profession, he started his career in Theatre as an Actor with Rang Vidushak Theatre Repertoire, and simultaneously trained in Designing under Padamshri awardee Shri Bansi Kaul. With a 2-year Scholarship in Stage Designing from Sangeet Natak Akademi and stage performances in different parts of India, Denmark, Singapore, Bhutan and Bangladesh, he finally shifted to Mumbai, and has been building his career in the Hindi Film and Television Industry as an Art Director. He has been awarded for Best Stage Design for Play ‘ANDHA YUG’ in META 2019.
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