A bilingual production
Maayaavan (Magic Forest), a theatre company set up by students of playwright Mahesh Dattani, is staging its second play, Pratidwandi on June 3, 4 and 5 at Rangashankara, J.P. Nagar II Stage, 7.30 p.m. on all days. The English version of the play is being staged on June 3 and 4, while the Bengali version is being staged on June 5.
The play has been written based on the novel Pratidwandi by Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay, one on which the great Satyajit Ray made a film in 1970. The novel has been adapted to the stage by Abhishek Majumdar.
Pratidwandi captures the experience of an ordinary man and his gradual alienation in a big city.
"It is the story of the way the modern man feels when things around him change at a rapid pace and more so when he seems to have no control over them."
The cast for the English version includes Sunil Bannur, Spatica Ramanujam, Nayanatara Roy, Vasantha Madhava, and others.
The Bengali version is casting Sumit Guha, Sambrita Basu, Nilanjan Choudhury, Meenakshi Bhattacharya and Orko Mukhopadhyay.
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