After a long time, we visited National School of Drama in Delhi to watch ‘Club Desire’ play. These days Bharat Rang Mahotsav is happening at National School of Drama and 'Club Desire' show happened in Kamani auditorium. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs from this play and more about it's actors, director, story & some interesting events from this show.
This play is inspired by a french opera, Carmen. Desire Club is a powerful story of love, passion and art set in the world of night clubs, dance, music and poetry.
Suhas Ahuja & Palomi Ghosh.
Palomi Ghosh was one of the main actors in this play and she was brilliant. A great singer, performer and actor. A great combination of talent which made this play very special for me. This was completely new to me that an actor is singing live with such a brilliance.
Ankur Ratan, Jaimini Pathak & Palomi Ghosh
Jaimi Pathak was another main actor in this play and his name was 'Jayam'. Jayam is a sensitive and erudite poet who met Chahat (Palomi Ghosh) at Club Desire. She is a free spirited singer.
Jaimini Pathak & Palomi Ghosh
The spark fly ad they are drawn into an unusual and passionate relationship. Cracks begin to appear with the entry of DJ Abeer (Suhas Ahuja) who is a successful producer and performer of electric dance music.
Club Desire is directed by Sunil Shanbag. There was live music in the play and Kaizad Gherda (Keyboard), Rohit Das (Lead Guitar), Vivek Date (Bass Guitar) and Amit Mhatre (Drums) were there on stage all the time.
Sunil Shanbag is a Mumbai based Theatre director & producer. Over past 20 years, he has established a style that uses strong original texts, innovative staging techniques and powerful performances to make his theatre exciting & meaningful.
Jayam and Chahat are sucked into a tragic maelstrom of emotions as they struggle to hold on to their relationship and their art.
In above photograph, Director of National School of Drama presenting bouquet and a momento to Sunil Shanbag who directed this play.
After enjoying this wonderful play at Kamani, we headed towards Theatre Bazar inside National School of Drama.
This time, Theatre bazar was setup separately and next to the seating area. Every year, there used to be single place to sit, network and eat. With every year, Bharat Rang Mahotsav is improving and bringing more excitement amongst theatre lovers.