|Shri. P.L.Deshpande and Shri. Shambhu Mitra|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
A Festival Of Talk Theatre jointly organised by AIR Pune and UPASANA
The concept of audio drama or Talk theatre as it is known across the world has emerged with radio broadcasting. In this century AIR has popularized it in a big way, especially in Bangla and Marathi languages which are the two languages chosen for the festival.
Event started with lighting of lamp and then welcomes speech from shri. Ravindra Khianis ADG (P) & Head of Programme. Shri. Chandrakant Kale was felicitated 'P.L.Deshpande' award for life time contribution to Marathi Drama by Shri. Ashish Bhatnagar DDG (E) and Head of AIR Pune. 'Shambhu Mitra' award for lifetime contribution to Bangla Sruti natak was declared and will be conferred on Shri. Jagannath Bose (in Kolkata at latter date). Participation from practising Talk Theatre group in the city in Bangla and Team from Uvavani AIR Pune entertained the invited audience by their performance during the event. Marathi Shruti Natak "ALIYA BHOGASI' written by Late P.L.Deshpande was presented by Uvavani team of AIR Pune comprising Sujay Jadhav, Pranita Bhujabal, Gaurav Shimpi and Shridhar Kulkarni (who also played a role of script writer and director). Music composer was Madhuja Pargaonkar. It was followed by Shruti Upasthapona"ANDHOKARER KATHOKATA" by UPASANA forum, Pune. Then Smt. Mooly Datta of Mumbai presented Ekak Shruti "OEDIPOUS ...TOMAAR PAAP” This festival brought Marathi and Bangla Talk Theatre artist together hence they learnt from each other.
Smt. Joytsna Keter PEX AIR Pune was coordinator of this event. Smt. Gauri Lagoo hosted the programme. Technical assistance was extended by Shri. Ravindra Ranjekar (AE) and his team comprising Shri. Latpate, Shri. Pardeshi, Shri. Ghatole and Shri.Raut.