Our Chief Operating Officer, Harish Agastya, describes why Naatak chose to produce the Tales of Dark Desire in this blog post titled, Why Stage Mela 19?.
LIHAAF (Hindi/Urdu) | By Ismat Chugtai | Adapted by Arvind Kansal | Directed by Sareeka Malhotra
An adaptation of Ismat Chugtai’s short story, Lihaaf deals with the complex emotions of a neglected wife and her insulated and suffocating life in a feudal society, as viewed through the eyes of a young, innocent girl.
SHMASHAAN (Hindi) | Written and Directed by Anush Moorthy
Set in the cremation ghats of Benaras, this short play asks the question: to what limits does a man stoop when faced with trying circumstances?
KHOL DO (Hindi/Urdu) | By Saadat Hasan Manto | Adapted and Directed by Anush Moorthy
Based on one of Saadat Hasan Manto’s most controversial short stories, Khol Do describes a father’s agony and ecstasy amidst the barbarism of the Indo-Pak partition.
THE CONFESSION (English) | Written and Directed by Vikram Ramanarayanan
Inspired by real-life events in 2018, The Confession examines the boundaries of forbidden consensual and non-consensual desire, set against the backdrop of the Syro-Malabar Church in Southern India.
Run Time: 100 minutes
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