“Iswar, Prithibi, Bhalobasa”
(“God, Earth, Love”)
A Montage of Three Plays
Written by Sudipta Bhawmik
Directed by Sudipta Bhawmik, Soumendu Bhattacharya, Pinaki Datta
“Iswar, Prithibi, Bhalobasha” is a montage of three short plays. Each play tells a different story, yet their characters all grapple with a common crisis that threatens to destroy their world of existence.
Iswar, the first play of the series of three, is about self-introspection and search for truth. Swami Atulananda, a Hindu monk visiting USA to preach Vedanta, experiences a strange epiphany that forces him to rethink about his existence in this fragile world.
Prithibi, the second play, is about finding one’s place in this world. Shyamali, a small town girl is faced with a choice between two worlds. A foreign world of wealth and luxury, or a world of a struggling middle class society that she calls “home”. Which one would she choose?
Bhalobasha, the third play, is about love. Pijush, a love-torn sexagenarian, attempts to propose to his ladylove using tips from a Gen-Y youth. What happens next is a revelation that Pijush had never envisaged.
Note: The content and language of the play is intended for a mature audience and may not be appropriate for young children. Parental discretion is advised.