Pooja Sehgal Batta Theatre brings Saleen Shah's comic courtroom drama Man Disposes, God Proposes.
The play is an Indian adaptation of John Mortimer’s ‘The Dock Brief’, which shows an incompetent lawyer fighting a case of a butcher who killed his wife. Shah plays the lawyer Kamal Kant Tripathi, who is fighting Himaqat Qureshi’s case. Therein begins the hilarious situation where Kamal Kant is appointed by chance to Himaqat and both starts on an amusing journey to build their defense. Kamal Kant is desperate to win the case and dreams of giving a larger-than-life speech but hilariously fails. Comedy ensues wherein Himaqat is acquitted on the basis of poor defense. The courtroom drama ends with the unlikeliest of people becoming a friend.
The play is a two-man show. Both the actors –Saleem Shahin the role of Kamal Kant Tripathi and Rishabh Verma in the role of Himaqat Qureshi – were brilliant and the chemistry between the lawyer and client was fabulously represented. As always, Shah won the attention of the audience and charmed them with his funny lawyer antics. The play is well written with subtle humor and an overall delight.