A rural town nestled in the ghats of Banaras is turned upside down when a major Bollywood blockbuster, “Isaq Banaraswala” descends to shoot their movie on location there. Obsessed with the glitz and glamour of the movie industry, to be a part of an actual film with song and dance with the heroine, Sabrina, is like a dream-come-true for the townspeople. The play explores the trials and tribulations, the expectations and disappointments of Mosambi and Narangi who are chosen to be extras in the film. Narangi has just closed down his video shop and has great aspirations to get his own script made into a film. Mosambi has recently returned from Bombay and is enthralled by the beauty of the movie’s leading lady. As our two innocent protagonists struggle to understand the functioning of the Hindi film business, the make-believe glamour of Bollywood quickly fades away and the reality of being an extra kicks in. The disparities between ‘reel life’ and real life become apparent. This play will transport the audience to the chaotic world of Mosambi and Narangi and their tragically amusing journey.
Shernaz Patel, Artistic Director and spokesperson for Aadyam said, “This is a play about Bollywood. It’s also a play about underdogs… the ones we usually don’t give a second glance to. The underdogs here are the junior artistes – standing five rows behind the hero. This is the story of two of them trying to be seen and heard through the maze that is a film shoot. It’s a story that’s funny yet tender, hilarious yet moving. It requires great directorial skill and two fabulous actors. Mosambi Narangi has it all. Come root for these two lovable characters as they navigate the chaotic, crazy world of Indian cinema.”
Mosambi Narangi, which stars Rajit Kapur and Ajeet Singh Palawat, is a Hindi play which promises to be a celebration cum satire of people-pleasing filled with love, lies, indifference, artifice and friendship.
After three hit productions this season, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘Zoon: Noor Kashmir Ka’, Aadyam brings this Hindi two-hander back for one last time. From the makers of The Siddhus of Upper Juhu & Twelve Angry Jurors, Rage Productions’ Mosambi Narangi promises to be an unmissable, out of the ordinary show.