New Delhi: As 2014 marks 100 years of the start of World War I, a new play looks into the after-effects of war and pays tribute to millions of lives lost in these conflicts.
"Ghazab Teri Ada" by National School of Drama (NSD) director Waman Kendre brings on stage the socio-political issue in a musical but humorous format.
The play, to be staged at NSD from tomorrow till November 23, is Kendre's second production with the NSD Repertory Company after "Janeman".
Playwright, music design and direction is by Kendre while light design is by Suresh Bharadwaj. The music has been arranged by Subhash M Karote, while it is choreographed by Anil N Sutar. Sandhya Salve is the costume designer and the set is designed by Naved Inamdar.
The play opens with a king ordering his soldiers to go for a war to expand his kingdom. He calls for the war just to prove he is the mightiest emperor of the world.
Amid this, all the women of the kingdom unite to stop the war which brings an interesting twist to the play and the plot. Kendre says his play is a farcical drama which deals with a very socio-political content.
"With humour, music and drama, the play highlights many issues that are the most discussed and talked about. Where war has always been a man's responsibility, the play highlights that women can play an equally important role in bringing peace and serenity in a society," he says.