In the age of movies and TV shows, there is still a certain magic in plays. The stage was set in Shakespearian times, but the thrill and experience of watching artists perform live lives on. No matter what part of the world one belongs to, there is always an audience that celebrates this art form and cares about it. For those dedicated viewers, Tata Game Theater in association with Zee Theater brought “Har Din Naya Drama” by allowing viewers to access 30 games for 30 days, every day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., from October 22. In the week of October 22, viewers will have the chance to watch some of India’s most beloved plays, specially curated by Tata Play, giving them the best stories to take home with them.
Gudiya ki Shaadi – October 22
Performed by actors including Shweta Basu Prasad, Virendra Saxena, Samta Sagar, Ishtiyaq Khan, Saroj Sharma and others, Gudiya Ki Shaadi is a roller coaster ride following the story of Gudiya’s wedding eve which witnessed a a tragic but comical incident that caused her to lose her eyebrows and some hair; causing total chaos and panic within the family.
Relationship Agreement – October 23
Sumona Chakravarty, Darius Shroff, Pheroza Modyand and Sajeel Parakh star in the piece Relationship Agreement depicting a slice of contemporary urban life. The play is set in Mumbai and focuses on speed dating, as a couple drafts a contract to avoid the trial and error of a relationship, but they struggle to keep the deal.
Orange Juice – October 24
Orange Juice is a Hindi play starring Aanjjan Srivastav, Anupriya Goenka, Chirag Vohra, Divya Jagdale and Kavin Dave. The scenes revolve around the Ranavat family who find Pravin, a destitute villager, who agrees to donate his kidney when the head of the family needs a transplant. However, Pravin’s mind is tainted with lust and greed, and as a result, he causes trouble for the Ranavats.
Rajdarshan – October 25
When Lambodar Bhatt is given the opportunity to have his soul transported into King Nand’s body, he thinks of it as a way to make things right and get rich. Enjoy this comedy, thriller and suspense drama story with artists like Zakir Hussain and Anang Desai and Anurag Mishra in the lead roles.
Antardwand – October 26
A certified insane man shows up unannounced at a psychiatrist’s office and manages to cure him of his illness in a role reversal between doctor and patient. This teleplay, which stars Pankaj Berry, offers a captivating insight into the human psyche and the moral compass that guides us with Tanaz Irani, Adnan Khan, Aditi Gowitrikar, Pankaj Berry, Gopal Singh and Namya Saxena.
Diary of Dayashankar Ki – October 27
In Ashish Vidyarthi’s portrayal of Dayashankar in the title, the feeling of rejection and humiliation he encounters daily overwhelms him. Dayashankar creates an imaginary cocoon around himself to shield him from reality. He continues to weave this web, into which he eventually falls and loses all control. The play provides answers to many of these fascinating questions while giving viewers insight into the amazing events that take place in the human mind.
Female Voices – October 28
The teleplay features three outstanding tales that showcase the breadth and depth of some of India’s finest female authors. Here are three strong and distinct female voices that reach far beyond hearth and home and illuminate the world around them with humor, insight and rare compassion: Wajida Tabassum’s perceptive “Utran”, the captivating and wildly moving ” Shishu” by Mahasweta Devi, and Gita Mehta’s haunting and poignant story, “The Teacher’s Story”. Each story highlights various aspects of human emotions which are portrayed exceptionally well by Joy Sengupta, Suchitra Pillai, Pranav Sachdev, Ira Dubey, Deepika Amin and Adit Bhilare.
Rishton ka Live Telecast – October 29
This story is about a bickering middle class, the Sharma family, characterized by Aakanksha Gade, Aanjjan Srivastav, Himani Shivpuri, etc. who are roped in to participate in a reality show. To win, they live together and pretend to be happy, but even while pretending, they learn more about each other in those few days than they have in their entire lives.
Next week there will be more plays on Tata Play Theatre, keep an eye out for next week’s listicle