Performances

Two plays were staged on each evening of Do Din:

Biryani aur Haleem

Performed by Sutradhar. It’s an English play adapted into Dakhani, and specially adapted to the context of Bholakpur for Do Din. Sutradhar describes the play in Dakhnai as follows:

Waise play angrezi ka hai, Hugh Chesterman bolke chicha thhe (khuda unki ruh ko jannat naseeb karo), unho likhe so ‘The Pie & The Tart’, bolke play ku hum logaan padhe..bhot acha laga apne ku. Magar praablem kya ho gayi bolto, play angrezi mey tha, aur hum logon ki puur englis mey nai jamta honga sonchke, hum logaan thode chanjesaa kardiye iscript aur dialagon mey: line-on ku Hyderabadi mey daal diye aur thode situationaan idhar udhar kar diye. Ab aapich dekhke faisla karo baa…

Ishtori kya hai bolto: do bhukke, nange bhikaariyaan rehte, Salim-Javed; unn logon ku zabardast bhook lagti rehti. Ramzan (aur rehem) ka quota khatam ho gaya bolke, koi bi bheek ke naam ku thookte bi nai unke muh pe. Aakhir mey Ismile bhai aur Pasha Bi ke ghar ke bahaar khade reh toh unku ek raaz kee baat maloom padti.”

Hum Praja Nahi, Nagarik Hai

Performed by Koshish Theatre Group on the second day. The play is about people from a basti who approach their elected representative for a water connection. The play is a satire revealing some of the ironies of life in the slums and by extension of Indian democracy.