20 September, 2020

On An Electric Cool Memory Ride

Starring two maverick artists Niladri Kumar and Makrand Deshpande, Patni meddles with the consciousness of the audience...

On An Electric Cool Memory Ride
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2017-01-21T12:11:37+05:30

Patni (Multi-lingual)
Starring:
Niladri Kumar on Zitar, Makrand Deshpande.
Writer-Director: Makrand Deshpande
Rating:

The show generates curiosity for bringing two maverick artistes together. That apart, if being absent and yet somehow simultaneously present, and playfully meddling with the consciousness of the audience was a parameter of how enjoyable a performance is, then Patni is right up there.

Makrand Deshpande’s latest ‘prayog’ (experiment) is a solo act accompanied/interjected with live music by Niladri Kumar. It is written, directed, performed by Deshpande, who plays Parag Godbole, who wants us to meet his wife, Neelam, except that she “happens to be dead”.

The multi-lingual play starts with Deshpande miming a climb of the stairs to his apartment, then...

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