Theatre - Fest

Hello Farmaaish! - Produced by Dur Se Brothers and directed by Yuki Ellias

A heartwarming story of resourceful women

In a forgotten hamlet, three village misfits use a community radio to follow Kalpana Chawla’s odyssey to space. Their daily broadcast sets off a flight of imagination and misadventures. As Space Shuttle Columbia takes off into the earth’s outer orbit, teddy-bear makers in a remote village hear about Kalpana Chawla’s mission into space. Minaz, a young girl and Gita, her older teacher venture on a path to track the odyssey that captures their imagination. BBC Hindi and Akashwani report the news as dry data, but the vivid minds of Minaz and Gita see in it, discovery and passion. They convince local RJ Bobby to give them air space on his community radio. Their show explores the universe in a way they themselves never can. But further on their journey, they find themselves in uncharted skies. Daily callers wonder if buffaloes can fly, a confounded farmer worries that the Black Hole has swallowed his prized donkey. The inexperienced RJs broaden their minds and win the hearts of the villagers, making their weekend radio broadcast the village favourite, next only to B R Chopra’s epic, Mahabharat. Hello Farmaish! is a heartwarming story of resourceful women who surpass the limitations of society and their surroundings, to reinvent the world they live in.

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Playwright: Yuki Ellias, Sneh Sapru, Vidit Tripathi


Language/s: Hindi


Genre: Comic-poetic adventure


Duration: 80 minutes


Interval: No


Director: Yuki Ellias


Theatre Group: Dur Se Brothers




Cast: Abhishek Chauhan, Adithi Kalkunte, Priyanka Setia, Puja Sarup, Tanvi Lehr Sonigra,

Vaishali Bisht, Jaymin Thakkar, Rahul Kumar Brar, Akshay Shimpi and Yuki Ellias


Written by: Yuki Ellias and Sneh Sapru


English Script Co-Written By Sneh Sapru & Yuki Ellias


Hindi Adaptation Co-Written By Vidit Tripathi, Yuki Ellias & Sneh Sapru


Producer: Niloufer Sagar


Assistant Director: Vishnu G Varrier


Production Executive: Jaymin Thakkar


Set Design: Vivek Jadhav


Lights Design: Asmit Pathare


Original Music Score & Sound Design: Pruthu Parab


Songwriter & Composer: Mohammad Muneem Nazir


Costume Design: Priyanka Babbar


Director’s Quote:

"Hello Farmaaish is a whimsical adventure- Inspired by the Space Shuttle Columbia and Kalpana Chawla, a group of enterprising women travel from a small Haryanvi settlement into Outer Space, and back again! With the help of radio airwaves and some stunning leaps of imagination there is no stopping this village from defying gravity.

Our story is also a tribute to the rural community radio stations of India. During our research we met many radio jockeys from rural stations in the Mewat region of Haryana who shared their intrepid stories with us. They are inspiring women and men who daily through their broadcasts work towards expanding ideas, extending support and creating new horizons for their communities.

Our play is rollercoaster ride from reality into science fiction to dreams and back to reality again. Based on several true incidents and a good dose of fantasy....Hello Farmaaish is going to make you laugh and cry and find new wonder - not just for outer space but also for the valiant heart within” - YUKI ELLIAS


Suitable for: 10 years +

Date & Venue:

  • Chennai - August 18, 2019, Museum Theatre
  • Hyderabad - August 25, 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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