Documentary: Thanvir Ka Safarnama
Location: Alliance Française auditorium
Date: Tue, 2012/06/26 - 6:30pm
In partnership with The Root
Thanvir Ka Safarnama, by Ranjan Kamath (70’)
Tanvir Ka Safarnama is the enthralling theatrical journey that happens when a pipe-smoking urban sophisticate like Habib Tanvir travels vie Europe to returns to his homeland – in Chhattisgarh – to create an essentially Indian theatre. Working with unschooled, uneducated villagers, living together as a family over 50 years, Tanvir has ploughed a lonely furrow to produce theatrical masterpieces. His adaptations of Shakespeare Brecht and Indian Sanskrit classics have regaled audiences around the world with humour and humanism.