Roop Aroop

Producer: Shabdaakaar Art and Cultural Society

Language: Hindi

Duration: 70 minutes


This play has the popular performing tradition of "Nautanki" as its backdrop. Till few years ago (and in some parts even today) men adorn the female. However towards the middle of the previous century, women set foot on this stage. Most of them, who are singers and dancers by caste and birth, are from the "Bedin" community. They performed in festivals and occasions like marriage. The stage was a distant dream. It meant dignity as a performer. The tussle between the male accomplished actor and the aspiring woman could not have been an easy one. This is an attempt by two young actors to explore some human dimensions of this phenomenon. The man may exit but it is the popular female persona that continues to persist.