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Vhay, I am Savitribai Phule!

Vhay, I am Savitribai Phule!

Theatre

March 2 | 7:30PM

Harkat Studios, Mumbai

350

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Vhay, I am Savitribai Phule!

Theatre

March 2 | 7:30PM

Harkat Studios, Mumbai

350

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Event Guide

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English

Live Performance

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English

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About the Event

Centered around the life and contributions of Savitribai Phule, a pioneering figure in the advancement of women's education in India this theatre piece is deeply moving yet personal.. Portraying her journey, the play highlights Savitribai's unwavering dedication and courage in challenging societal norms of her times.


Inspired by her husband, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, a visionary reformist, Savitribai emerges as a dynamic figure, establishing her own identity as a proactive administrator and decision-maker. Actively involved in various endeavours such as managing orphanages, assisting widows, and organizing food aid during crises like droughts ,Savitribai epitomizes strength and unwavering dedication in the face of adversity and oppressive societal norms.


The performance underscores the intensity of Savitri and Jyotiba’s struggle, marking the first-ever experiment in Theatre journalism where Savitri speaks to the audience in the present day.



About the Director - Sushma Deshpande:

Known for her passion, dedication, and multifaceted talents, Sushma Deshpande is a renowned figure in the world of experimental theatre. With over 45 years of experience in the industry, she has left an indelible mark through her work as a writer, director, actor and advocate for social change.


Theatre has been the cornerstone of Sushma Deshpande's career, serving as her primary medium of expression and activism. Throughout her illustrious journey, she has portrayed strong women personalities through her iconic plays, Vhay, Mi Savitribai, Baya Daar Ughad and Aaydaan to name a few.


Having mastered the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed, she works closely with marginalized communities such as sex workers and transgenders and rural women, tackling complex themes with depth and authenticity. While her roots lie firmly in theatre, Sushma Deshpande has also left an indelible mark in the world of cinema, captivating audiences with her nuanced performances in select films such as Umbartha, Aaji and My Mother’s Girlfriend.


Recipient of several prestigious awards including Savitribai Phule Puraskar, Maharashtra Foundation award and ZEE award, Sushma Deshpande continues to inspire audiences with her talent and steadfast dedication to highlighting marginalized voices through theatre and film.


About the Actor - Nandita Patkar:

A versatile actress, Nandita Patkar, is a renowned name in Marathi film and theatre industry.

Starting her career with the renowned Awishkar theatre group, she ventured into world of radio as a Radio Jockey with All India Radio (AIR) before transitioning seamlessly into the realm of Indian television and cinema. With a diverse array of roles in both mainstream and alternate films such as Elizabeth Ekadashi, Ani Dr Kashinath Ghanekar,Baba, Baalbharti and Panchak, she garnered critical acclaim for her exceptional talent and captivating performances. She ventured into television with her compelling portrayals in various TV series including, Maaze pati saubhagyawati to Tu maaza Sangati;Sahkutumb Sahparivar; showcasing her versatility and establishing a strong connection with her audience. Recipient of several prestigious honors such as the Zee Puraskar, MaTa Sanman, and the Loksatta Tarun Tejankit Award, Nandita continues to captivate her audience across various platforms with her exceptional talent and magnetism.

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Harkat Studios

Bungalow No. 17, JP Rd, Aram Nagar Part 2, Machlimar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061, India

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Vhay, I am Savitribai Phule!

Theatre

March 2 | 7:30PM

Harkat Studios, Mumbai

350

Sorry, this show is already over but head here for other fun events!

Event Guide

Language

English

Live Performance

Enjoy a unique experience

Invite your friends

and enjoy a shared experience

350

Sorry, this show is already over but head here for other fun events!

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