Thursday, July 07, 2005

Thumhari Amrita

Thumhari Amrita

I saw a very different theatrical play in Hindi, Thumhari Amrita by Shabna Azmi & co yesterday. Even with my limited Hindi, I liked this novel play for its simplicity and powerful delivery.

In this play, there were only two characters on stage who just sat and read letters they exchanged over period of 35 years. The exchange of letters starts when they were very young and continues as their life takes them in different paths. It’s a love story that ends in a tragedy due to their life turns..

As I was sitting through this play, I was wondering

  1. Has there been a play like this in Tamil?
  2. How about a play like this in Tamil penned by Sujatha and enacted by Suhasini & Parthiban? (Here comes the dare to dream part.. How about me, yeah ME in place of Parthiban ?)


  1. It will be nice to have a play in tamil. Please have a discussion with sujatha and suhasini.

  2. Interesting indeed. I wish the stage plays are revived in chennai /South India.

    Used to be lots of plays in my days, by Marina/Poornam/SV Sekhar/ Manohar etc. But somehow they are either dead..or slowly vanishing from the society.!

    I think the English stage scene in Madras is better? Not sure.

    Yeah, You should talk to Sujatha about this.! and maybe Suhasini.!

    BTW - The Link is now working.!

  3. Why not you.! Sure...Why not.!
    Give it a shot.!

  4. Narayanan

    Thanks for the encouragement.. I will try to bake this idea a littlemore and then take it to Sujatha.. I will keep you posted..

    Ram Viswanathan