Ek Rumaal, Ek Anguthi, Ek Chalni

Join us at the KCC Amphitheatre on January 20th, 2024 for Ek Rumaal, Ek Anguthi, Ek Chalni, a mesmerizing solo play based on a story penned by the celebrated Amrita Pritam. Directed by Shubham Tiwari and featuring theatre and film actress Gunjan Jain, this performance beautifully encapsulates themes of love, longing, and loss. 

The play has various content like poetry, couplets, and songs by famous poets Shiv Kumar Batalvi (a contemporary of Amrita Pritam), Ghalib, Bulleh Shah, Amrita Pritam and Bhartendu Kashyap. The play adopts a minimalist set design comprising a book rack, table, chair, an angithi (clay stove), and two stools. It also incorporates the iconic 'Three Girls' painting by avant-garde artist Amrita Sher-Gill.

The play commences with the melancholic Punjabi folk song 'Ekk kudi jidaan naam mohabbat, gum hai, gum hai...' penned by veteran poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi. To add to the play's depth, the director has intertwined serene songs and music seamlessly. Gunjan Jain's adept portrayal of multiple characters, evident through her expressions and voice modulation, elevates the performance.

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Donor pass: INR 400 per person
Early Bird offer: INR 300 (for first 50 registrations)

Reasons to watch the play:
•Heartfelt letters: Experience the depth of Amrita Pritam's work through poignant letters within the play.
•Life's perspective: Gain insight into the experiences of ordinary life from a profound and unique standpoint.
•Complex human relationships: Explore the dynamics between men and women, offering a deeper understanding of human connections.
•Insight into women's hearts: Delve into the emotional landscape of a woman's heart through this compelling narrative.
•Award-winner: It won the second prize at the Big Shot Solo Theatre Festival. 

About the story:
Amrita Pritam's narrative revolves around three women, narrated by Amrita herself. Banti, the main protagonist, engages in a correspondence with her childhood friend Amrita. Despite her affection for Raju, Banti is wedded to an older man in a distant village. Fate intertwines her story with Rupo, her mother-in-law, who shares a similar tale of separated love. Both women navigate emotional turmoil, symbolized by 'ek rumaal, ek chalni, ek angoothi'. Banti's decision to move forward involves symbolically immersing these gifts in the holy waters of the Ganges, safeguarding their reputations.

About actress Gunjan Jain:
Gunjan has worked with many renowned directors like Bhartendu Kashyap (Chambal Ek Nadi Ka Naam, A Night with Marilyn Monroe), Shubham Tiwari (Gaon Mein Kuch Bura Hone Wala Hai, Mai Hi Sandhya Mai Usha, Ek Chalni Ek Anguthi Ek Rumaal). 

Her work includes acting in Mission Majnu on Netflix, Crime & Confessions on ALT Balaji, Zindagi 1 TSP on Disney Hotstar, and A Family in Lockdown, and lending her voice in the documentary War & Peace.  

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