Adhe Adhure | July 21, 2011 | Bangalore

India Foundation for the Arts

Premieres Lillete Dubey in“Adhe Adhure”

Written by Mohan Rakesh

Produced & directed by Lillete Dubey

The play won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award -
the country's highest Literary Award.

Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore – 7.30 pm, Thursday, July 21, 2011

Adhe Adhure

Cast: Lillete Dubey, Mohan Agashe, Ira Dubey, Rajeev Siddhartha & Anuschka Sawhney
Language: Hindi
Duration:1.45 hrs


'Adhe Adhure' (The Incomplete Ones) is the story of life in contemporary society. It is about a middle class family on the brink of collapse.

Savitri, a middle-aged woman, is dissatisfied with her circumstances - an unemployed son, a promiscuous teenage daughter and above all a husband who has failed to provide her emotional and financial security. She seeks to fulfill her emotional needs in relationships outside of her marriage, only to realise that men are the same beneath different faces. What makes Mohan Rakesh's portrait of Savitri (one of Hindi theatre's first feminist icons) so gripping is that one is never sure whether he admires her tenacity or whether he suggests that she is a woman caught in her destiny in the manner of a tragic Greek heroine.

Lillete Dubey will be playing the lead role, along with Mohan Agashe, and this is her first Hindi play.

ADHE ADHURE has been hailed as a modern classic and is a play that broke new ground in Hindi Literature. Winner of the very prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award the play has been hugely successful both commercially and critically and has run housefull for over 40 years.


'Provocative, disturbing and utterly engaging...remarkable for its beautiful language, and dramatic dailogues..Adhe Adhure is a captivating piece of theatre - The Hindu

'A landmark play, Adhe Adhure was the first meaningful Hindi play about contemporary life to come on stage' - Om Shivpuri

'The brilliant acknowledged classic of the collapse of the nuclear family, the power of the play when it opened, lay in its ability to generate, almost overnight, an amplified audience for serious drama'- Aparna Dharwardkar, Author of Theatres of Independence

' Mohan Rakesh tears at the heart of the middle class with the delicate precision of a surgeon.. devastating and heart wrenching.. Adhe Adhure is mesmerizing'- Metro Chennai

' Overwhelms the audience emotionally with its touching and tragic intensity' - Times of India

'A play that heard the first rumblings of urban discontent..and which depicts one of Hindi theatre's first feminist icons.. Savitri.. the play is a timeless classic'- Timeout

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