Sir Sir Sarla

Sir Sir Sarla play is about internal conflicts playing in minds of a professor and two of his students. Professor Palekar teaches literature (and philosophy). Two of his closest students were Phanidhar and Sarla. Phanidhar continues to stay with his teacher years after graduation while Sarla is married (to another of his students, Keshav). The three characters are in a continuous state of conundrums and doubts. Their actions and philosophies contradict each other several times as the story unfolds. What is it that remains unsaid among the three?

Makrand Deskhpande, who is also the director and the writer of the play has done marvelous job on all fronts. It is a well-written, well-directed performance with good acting. Portrayal of Sarla as a bubbly, moody character is nicely done by Kumra. However, one who aces is Sanjay Dadhich. In his role as Phanidhar, he gets some of the best lines and steals audience attention from the other two characters with his one-liners.

The downside is the long duration of the play which stretches north of 2 hours which is long for this content. There are opportunities of few edits here and there to make the presentation sharper. Overall it is a good play with good performances.

AglaPlay Verdict: Good Play
AglaPlay Rating: 3/5
Language: Hindi
Duration: 2 Hour+ 
Writer: Makarand Deshpande
Director:  Makarand Deshpande 
Cast: Makarand Deshpande (Prof. Palekar),
Sanjay Dadhich (Phanidhar),
Aahana Kumra (Sarla) 
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Below are a few relevant links.

Other Links
Makarand Deshpande on casting and play
Origin of Ansh Group
Interview of Makarand and Aahana
Makarand Deskhpande Wikipedia

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