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Dekho Magar Pyar Se

Stagecraft Theatre known for its significant contribution to the local English Theatre Movement by not only by giving the city a taste of good theatre, but by providing a platform for amateur actors, has dabbled in Hindi theatre every once in a while, bringing out such gems like ‘Panchi Aise Aate Hain’ and ‘Bhaag Bhaag DK Bose’ in the past.

“Dekho Magar Pyar Se” is set in the office of an exclusive and reputable jewellery store, where its not so reputable owner is trying to secure the affections of his would be mistress by ‘selling’ her husband an expensive diamond necklace at a throwaway price. But the husband does a volte-face, by seizing the opportunity as a perfect occasion to gift the necklace to his own mistress!! From here on the complications multiply uproariously. Mistaken identities, suspicious wives, and a continuous barrage of rapid fire jokes, all become part of the hilarious doing, as the action of the play bubbles along merrily right up to the final curtain, when miraculously everything manages to work out as planned. Or does it?

Directed by N V Sharma

Lalit Khullar
Tauby Bhagwagar
N. V. Sharma
Sonal Trivedi
RJ Rocky
Shweta Bhangale-Badhe
Shantanu Thengdi
Shruti Tandon
Anamika Sawarkar
Raunak Madne
Priyanka Nalwale.

Sound Design    Priyadarsh Bhabda, Rachit Khetan
Light Design      Onkar Ghare, Nandan Majumdar
Design  Varun Vij
Production  Aryan Acharya
Stage Management  Anamika Sawarkar
Backstage  Sayli Rao, Sudeshna Chatterjee;
Creative Support  Anurag Kulkarni, Swati Sani
Technical Support  Sandeep Baraskar, Vishal Yadav;

Sponsors, Patrons & Partners for the play:  Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana, Godrej Anandam, Dinshaws, Mulani Family, The Hitavada, Radio Mirchi, UCN and Tauby’s.

The play received a fablous response. The review can be read here: