ritual: Mahanirvan is a marvel; a sine qua non for theatre buffs | Marathi Movie News
Mahanirvan. It asks questions that make us cringe. This energy to generate an abysmal discomfort, making the watchers revisit their perception methods, is the glory of the present.
The play that has been recast with utmost deftness, unapologetically lays naked the age-old Brahminical traditions and customs. When the middle-aged Bhaurao passes away on a lazy, vacation morning, and his son Nana is away, the spouse Rama is left on their own with the corpse and the prying neighbours from the chawl. Subsequently, Nana is battling the official rigmaroles and municipal obstacles to fulfil his father’s final needs. However, the revelation of Rama’s premature fascination for a mysterious man in sun shades and a go well with retains pricking Nana’s concepts of rectitude.
A play with a legacy of greater than 4 many years, the burden of dealing with socio-culturally delicate content material in instances characterised by unrest on the slightest of exits from what’s “culturally prescribed”, and naturally, the blasphemous questioning of the revered rites and beliefs: the play, in essence, is a storm. The interspersed compositions by Anand Modak,
abhanga add momentum to the tempo of the narrative.
Full marks to Nachiket Devasthali, within the sneakers of Bhaurao, Siddharth Mahashabde’s good portrayal of Nana, and Sayalee Phatak as Rama. Alekar’s course, with none doubt, offers the staging a unique stage of heft. Proper from the physique language of the chawldwellers, to the dystopian realities of surviving as a widow, and the banes of corruption that plague our society, Alekar leaves no free ends within the expressions of definitions, dichotomies and rants.
— Ketaki Latkar