AAKAAR (HINDI – 60 MINUTES)

A real investigation of a murder committed in imagination.

An adaptation of Anurag Kashyap's Ek Jali Cigarette, Kuch Aakaar Aur Ek Manushya, the play is a tragic thriller portraying our struggle with order. Prima facie, Aakaar is a story of a schizophrenic, Prakaar, who commits a murder in his imagination. The victim of his rage is nobody but himself. Deep down, the play takes us through a mental journey of this tragic character who aspires to break free of the fetters of the established notions (Aakaar) we live our lives by. It dares us to challenge our banal existence in order to enjoy the sweet fruits of liberation.

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CAST

  • Aakaar - Shashwat Srivastava
  • Prakaar - Sunit Sinha
  • Phansi - Vaishali Chakravarty
  • Inspector Vardi - Rahul Chandra
  • Doctor Sen - Dev Pathak/K Suresh
  • Common Men - Somenath Dasgupta/Manas Dev, Adesh Sidhu & K Suresh/Vishwajeet

CREW

  • Lyrics – Rahul Chandra
  • Music – Gajadhar Bharat
  • Vocals - Ragini Mathur & Gajadhar Bharat
  • Background Score – Arnab Das
  • Choreography – Shashwat Srivastava
  • Costume – Vaishali Chakravarty
  • Lights – Robin Kumar & Sukant Suman
  • Production – Rahul Chandra
  • Communication Design – Sarbajit Sarbajna
  • Script, Design & Direction – Sunit Sinha

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