Adhe Adhure opening play for Mohan Rakesh theatre fest our quest to find fresh talent and spot original scripts has led to many discoveries. Huljiuay House as Drama of Family in Middle Class Surroundings . Similar to Adhe Adhure, Ek Aur Zindagi’ devoted itself to the emergence of a new .. amongst the four men dramatically emerging from the script with any clarity. Mohan Rakesh was one of the pioneers of the Nai Kahani (“New Story”) literary movement of the Hindi literature in the s. He wrote the first modern Hindi play, Ashadh Ka Ek Din (One Day in Aashad) . Subhash Chandra. New Delhi, Asia Book, , ISBN (Aadhe Adhure); Miss Pal by Mohan Rakesh.

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Ravi’s cast has delivered them aptly. It was one of the most interesting finds. Every confrontation – and the play is a wcript of confrontations – instead of thawing the ice, leaves it a bigger iceberg Halfway House, a translation of the Hindi play ‘Aadhe Adhure’, tells the story of a dysfunctional middle-family who live an unhappy and an unsatisfactory life with each other.

The younger daughter, little Kinny, remains all the time in a defiant mood and frequently remains absent from home and constantly reprimanded by family members for her erratic behaviour.


Her much maligned husband Mahendranath tries to liberate himself from his family to get rid of perpetual disgrace but deep down in his rotten family there is something that brings him back to the family-it is his undying love for Savitri who hates him from the bottom of her heart.

The characters are flawless and realistic. This page was last edited on 21 Juneat All the characters in the play are incomplete, fragmented and face identity crisis. The festival, to be held at Sri Ram Centre in the capital, will stage the classic play depicting the travails of a middle class urban family and their selfish motives.

Mohan Rakesh – Wikipedia

Preview — Adhe Adhure by Mohan Rakesh. He is a kind of a rebel without a cause. Piyush Kumar rated it really liked it Nov 13, Pla fact that we are all the same and the quest for living with a “complete” pers This is one of the best plays I have ever read in Hindi.

As a play, I quite liked it, even though I read it rather than watch. Please Email the Editor. Saarthak Juneja rated it liked it Scrip 05, Siddhu, who is considered a trend-setter in Punjabi dramatic literature and theatre.

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Mohan Rakesh

He also briefly edited Hindi literary journal Sarikafrom Using symbolic set, Ravi has freed his production of heavy props providing his actors enough space to act freely, enabling the audience to focus on actors. Left incomplete, later completed by Kamleshwar [5].


I was so engrossed in the characters and the story that I finished this in two sitting. The sole breadwinner of the family is the mother, Savitri, and her husband Mahendranath is a parasite.

Her relations with her husband are cold and both are indifferent to each other and she loathes staying with her husband and returns to her mother. Radhika rated it liked it Jan 13, Juhi Dhingra rated it liked it Aug 16, Printable version Dec 31, It is a house at war against itself.

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Full review can be read at my blog Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Rakesh was first married in in an arranged marriage which ended in divorce in A scene from the play. Abhinav Dhiman rated it it was amazing Jun 04, As an artistic director of Collegiate Drama Society, he is carrying forward the legacy of the late Prof.

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