For the past 25 years, passionate theatre campaigner Manjul Bharadwaj has been working relentlessly to stage his plays on various important social issues, through his group Theatre of Relevance( TOR) . Last week TOR celebrated its Silver Jubilee year staging three plays on different subjects at Mumbai’s Shivaji Mandir auditorium.
On the first day, the young talented artistes of his group Ashwini Nandedkar, Yogini Chouk, Sayali Pawaskar, Komal Khamkar & Tushar Mhaske presented an artistic dance based play ‘Garbh’, which exposed discrimination and attitude of human beings with the changing time. His second play ‘Anhad Naad’ presented by the same group of artistes created awareness about preservation of our environment from destruction. On the final day, renowned artiste Babli Rawat presented herself through the play ‘Nyayeke Bhanwar Mein Bhawri’ which challenged patriarchy. So, it was a real treat to the audience present on this occasion. Indeed, as a director and motivator Manjul Bharadwaj has been doing a commendable job, without the support of sponsors. For him, the appreciation from audience is the biggest gift.
For the past 25 years manjul has always responded to national challenges and has set national agenda through his philosophy, which was noticed through 28 plays authored by him. Through his Theatre of Relevance group he has conducted several theatre workshops at schools and even at remote places all over Maharashtra. Magzmumbai wishes him and his group members on this happy occasion.