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Tadpole Repertory presents the play 'Taramandal' An Old World Culture Presentation At Habitat World
Satyajit Ray’s short story, Patol Babu, Film Star tells of a chance opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream. Patol Babu is fifty or so and has led a decidedly unglamorous life. His one passion, acting, has never really amounted to anything apart from a few theatre performances as a child in his local community group or at school. One day the possibility of a part in a film opens up. Despite it being a walk-on role of a pedestrian, Patol embraces the opportunity with open arms ... Taramandal extends this little story by constructing parallel narratives that set up and mirror Patol Babu – in younger versions of himself or people just like him. All of these stories of failed ambition in the theatre, movies or television culminate in his one single walk on opportunity.
Language : English/Hindi/Bengali
Duration : 110mins with interval
Director : Neel Chaudhuri
Cast : Andrew Hoffland, Bikram Ghosh, Kriti Pant, Mallika Taneja, Neel Chaudhuri & Neel Debdutt Paul
Entry : Tickets at Rs.350, Rs.250 & Rs.100 available at the Programme desk from Aug 5 for IHC members only. Open to all from August 8.