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'Dekh Behen' - Produced by Akvarious and directed by Prerna Chawla and Shikha Talsania

A big fat Delhi wedding is underway. Merely hours before they need to put up their rehearsed item number, five bridesmaids catch up, gossip, eat, drink, and bitch about their identical outfits. But that's not the only thing they have in common. They all dislike the bride. Akvarious Productions present a fully female cast and crew in a bittersweet comedy about daughters, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, wives, and getting through one bloody shaadi ka function (wedding event). Inspired from the title and premise of Alan Ball's Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Dekh Behen is a funny, irreverent, and a touching celebration of women's spirit.

 

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Ticket prices: Chennai - Rs 500 & Rs 250; Hyderabad- Rs 1,000, Rs 750, Rs 500 & Rs 250

 

Playwright: Dilshad Edibam Khurana and Tahira Nath Krishnan

 

Language/s: English and Hindi

 

Genre: Comedy

 

Duration: 75 minutes

 

Interval: No

 

Director: Prerna Chawla and Shikha Talsania

 

Theatre group: Akvarious Productions

 

Credits:

 

Cast: Astha Arora, Dilshad Edibam Khurana, Lisha Bajaj, Prerna Chawla, Shikha Talsania, Siddhima Dubey, Tahira Nath Krishnan, Zayn Khan

Light Design and Execution: Yael Crishna

Stage Design: Siddhima Dubey

Costumes: Meena Beni Singh

Director’s Quote:
 

“This is my directorial debut. I’m so used to being thrown into the deep end by Akarsh (our producer) that I always feel challenged in the best way by what I would love to believe is his “trust”. As usual, he’s considerate enough to also throw some of my favorite lifebuoys (the obvious ‘lifegirls’ joke is very tempting, but I’ll abstain) for good measure. These women are amazing and superbly cast. Also Shikha and I are good friends and work well together.”  - Prerna Chawla

 

“It's a dream come true to make my directorial debut with such a talented bunch of women and our fantastic producer. Collaborating with them been an amazing experience! The show has had a terrific run, and being featured in The Hindu Theatre Fest is a huge milestone for us, and a big feather in the production’s cap.” -Shikha Talsania

“It's a dream come true to make my directorial debut with such a talented bunch of women and our fantastic producer. Collaborating with them been an amazing experience! The show has had a terrific run, and being featured in The Hindu Theatre Fest is a huge milestone for us, and a big feather in the production’s cap.” - Shikha Talsania

 

Suitable for: 18 years + (Strictly for Adults) 

 

Dates & Venue:

 

  • Chennai - August 16, 2019, Museum Theatre, Egmore
  • Hyderabad - August 24, 2019, Ravindra Bharathi

Time: 7:30 pm

 

Sponsors in Chennai

 

Associate Sponsor: Apollo Hospitals

Co-Sponsor: Casa Grand

Hospitality Partner: Taj Coromandel

Travel Partner: Air India

 

 

Sponsors in Hyderabad

Associate Sponsors: Apollo Hospitals, Aparna Constructions


Hospitality Partner: Taj Krishna

Travel Partner: Air India

 

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