Delhi Theatre Festival - A Walk In The Woods
Delhi Theatre Festival - A Walk in the Woods , Featuring "Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur"
Date : 29 April 2017
Time : 7:00pm
Language : English
Genre : Drama
Duration : 2hr
Venue : Siri Fort Auditorium , New Delhi-110049
About Play :
In 1988, AmericanPlay wright Lee Blessing wrote a successful play (based on a 1982 real life incident, that sprung from the cold war history) about an impossible friendship between an earnest American arms negotiator and his more cynical Soviet counterpart, which blooms over a period of many months, during their private walks together in the woods. Established on a similar premise, the Motley group has come up with its own adaptation by actors Faisal Rashid and Randeep Hooda an eccentric relationship between two diplomats, one Indian, one Pakistani. Naturally, given the strained history between the two neighbouring countries, this discourse makes for an interesting story.
Naseeruddin Shah plays Jamaluddin Lutfullah, the Pakistani diplomat, while Rajit Kapur essays his Indian counterpart, Ram Chinappa. Both the actors blend into their roles and adopt the finer nuances of their respective characters effortlessly. For instance, Shah, who is shown to be a well-dressed, charismatic, politician, who is easy with words and has a way with people, mirrors some of the Pakistani bureaucrats. Contrasting him is Kapur, who plays the blunt, distant, defensive Indian official, who will do whatever it takes to get a successful negotiation.
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