SWATANTRA

Theater and Academy of Performing Arts

  "Qualitative Exploration of the Creative Process of Actors"

हम एक भारतीय हैं,
और हमारे हर काम, राष्ट्रीयता के साथ है
हम अपने देश को बचाने के लिए और साफ करने की सबसे मजबूत उपकरण के साथ धन्य हैं
जो "थिएटर" और "फिल्म"  है
कला का काम समाज में संतुलन बनाने के लिए है,
और अभिनेता मुख्य भूमिका निभाते हैं l

To rekindle the dying art form of “Hindi Theater,”  Mr. Abhijeet Choudhary (Founder and Director) established “SWATANTRA THEATRE"  in Pune in the year 2006. Today, with great endurance it stands on a pedestal channeled towards contemporary notions and social issues.

    Since its inception, Swatantra Theater, one of the leading Hindi Theatre groups in Pune, has endeavored in entertaining the audience with humorous, social and contemporaneous plays at renowned institutes like FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, IIT-INDIA, NDA, AFMC, Symbiosis Media College, Bharti Vidyapeeth, BMCC, MMCC, etc. The group has produced several Hindi productions which include innovative and exclusive production value, contemporary aesthetics and unique, contemporary content have been the attributes of each Swatantra Theater production.

 

 

WHAT"S NEW 

 

Swatantra Theatre Presents

#theatreinlockdown

Series 4

Safar-E-Daastaan

Date : 20th July onwards -30th August.     Time : 8.00 pm    Swatantra Theatre's YouTube Channel

Stories have amused every single person. Stories spark a connection between the teller and listner and creates a space for sharing passion, fear, hardships, joys giving an opportunity to experience narratives in our imagination.

Human connection and bonding which is less during these days, we thought why not bring up a way to connect, interact, share with each other and celebrate the power of stories. 

Safar-E-Daastaan is the journey on which the listener will go along with the storyteller. Some stories are by established writers while some stories have been written by the actors itself.

The actors were trained and guided on the nuances of story telling by Director Abhijeet Choudhary as a result actors explored different ways of storytelling. Shadow work, puppet work, clowing is also used as a tool by the presenters. The most interesting part of these festivals is that all of them were performed live. There is no pre-recording done at all. This kept alive the feel of real Theatre and through the technology it helps to reach out to our audiences.

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Swatantra Theatre Presents

Nanhe-Daastaan

Live Virtual Play Festival by Children

23rd June -29th June

7-PLAYS ll 35 CHILDREN

Swatantra Theatre Presents Nanhe-Daastaan Live Virtual Play Festival by Children 23rd June -29th June 7-PLAYS ll 35 CHILDREN

Swatantra Theatre Presents Nanhe-Daastaan Live Virtual Play Festival by Children 23rd June -29th June 7-PLAYS ll 35 CHILDREN

'Nanhe Daastaan' will be A Live Virtual Play Festival by Children from ages 6- 15. Daily online practices, Daily discussion on what should be the topic, how can we design the play along with handling the new technology the team of 35 Actors have come up 7 fantastic plays which will be featured from 23rd to 29th June on the YouTube and Facebook Pages of Swatantra Theatre. Entry to the Play is free.

 

Also, the interesting feature of this has been Children from different areas have been able to participate. Anvi Deshmukh has joined us from Canada,  Mihir Patil from Hingoli, Maharashtra, Anurag Parakh from Dhondaicha, Maharashtra have also been able to join. If it weren't for Virtual, these kids couldn't be a part of the Workshop and plays.

The parents have also attached to all the plays. While helping their children get better we can guarantee that 35 households are immersed in the creative process and are celebrating the Art of Theatre.

 

 

23rd June - Mujhe School Jana Hai

Based on the current Online Schooling System and are waiting to return back to school to feel freee 

 

24th June - Aisi Bhi Ek Kahani

With the mobile and technology interfering everywhere in our lives, Gods in in Heaven come in disguise to buy one mobile phone and end up not buying it all for good!

25th June - Anokhe Rishte

A hear touching story of an orphan Boy and Girl who become more bonded than real Brother and Sister.

26th June- Corona Me Kyu Rona?

All negatives of Lockdown but is there a positive side to it too? The Family Drama on how they have taken this time to learn and unlearn things.

27th June- Darbadar Damodar

O Henry's story adapted to perfect Indian scenario. The cop and the Anthem has become Darbadar Damodar

28th June - Suffer E Lockdown

A play reflecting the scenarios of the people who are truly affected by the Country Lockdown. Maids, Sanitation Workers, Labourers. The Medical Practitioners, Police on duty working day in and day out and some budding entrepreneurs who have made most of this situation. Children have themselves reflected on the various incidents during the Lockdown hence Suffer E Lockdown

29th June-  Aaina

A play hilariously talking about myths of Corona. Right from Babaji guiding to do various exercises to avoid Corona to Mohalle Ki aunty suggesting various homemade drinks. Aaina is an amazing ride..

Cast :

Anurag Parakh,  Anannya Mantri, Anvi Deshmukh, Shauria Dhoble, Ira Agrawal,

Manan Sharma, Ridhhima Pande,

Moksha Shah, Mihir Patil, Bhargoh Choudhary,

Sparsh Gupta, Ayrissa Bindu Shafeek, Ridansh Mutha, Manikarnika Singh, Krieesh Sureka

Vaidehi Hasabnis, Jayartha Sengupta, Daiwik Pande, Ananya Agroya, Vaikhari Nighochkar,

Preya Mehta, Nitya Toshniwal, Ojas Gawarkar,

Prisha Mehta, Simran Pinglay, Shubh Nahata

Harsheet Panpaliya, Aadvik Agroya, Pranshi Mantri, Pakhi Gupta, Kavya Pathak, Aira Mutha

Himakshi Koloti, Smayan Rana, Raisha Raigaonkar

Time : 7.30 pm on all the days

Directed by - Abhijeet Choudhary

Creative Director by- Dhanashree Heblikar

Produced by - Yuwaraj Shah

Mentored by- 15 Senior Actor of Swatantra

Play will be performed on YouTube Channel of Swatantra Theatre and links will be available on all our social handles.

YOUTUBE- SWATANTRA THEATRE GROUP, PUNE (INDIA)

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                                    (  AFTER HUGE SUCCESS OF Rang-E-Daastaan Season 1)

 

Rang-E-Daastaan : Season 2 

Another 13 plays-13 Episode

India's first Virtual Live Play Festival from 4th June​ 2020

8.30 pm onwards on Swatantra Theatre's FB page

https://www.facebook.com/SWATANTRA.THEATRE/live/

 

       

To be up beat with the current scenario of presenting plays digitally we launched Rang-E-Daastaan Season 1, which is India's first Virtual Live Play festival in which actors acted in costume, make up,  light designing, properties and Interesting backdrops created inside the home and with Director Directing them online.  It showcased 13 plays based on works of Manto, Gulzar, Harishankar Parsai ji. We are delighted to bring season 2 with another set of 13 wonderful episodes. 

The bicycle Girl will be a play based on true story of Jyoti Kumari who was a migrant worker in Gurgaon and after the lockdown, she bicycled from Gurgaon to Darbhanga in Bihar along with her injured father and came to be known as bicycle girl of India. no wonder that she was praised by Evanka Trump too in a tweet.

Shadifurr is another satirical comdey throwing light on the dual standards of the society during a marriage ceremony happening after the Corona Lockdown.

Another story Vijeta Kaun will feature a Family Drama realizing each others importance of work after the lockdown.

A cast of 70 actors will be featured in different plays. 

 

Produced by : Yuwaraj Shah ll Directed by : Abhijeet Choudhary  ll  Mentored by : Dhanashree Heblikar

 

 

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India's first Virtual Play.

70 actors of Swatantra Theatre working across India

    Rang-E-Daastaan  

Mentored by - Dhanashree Heblikar   Directed by -Abhijeet Choudhary     Supported by - Shri Yuwaraj Shah

         

13th May Raavi Paar  by Gulzar (Opening Show) 

 

17th May- Kaali Salwar by  Manto

 

18th may Mozil by Manto 

 

19th May Nangi Awazien by Manto 

 

20th May Khol Do by Manto 

 

21st May Takseem by Gulzar 

 

22nd May Dhuaan by Gulzar  

 

23rd May Break for Artists

 

24th May - Naya Kanoon by Manto

 

25th May - Mammad Bhai by Manto (EID SPECIAL)

 

26th May - Madhyam Vargiya Kutta by Harishankar Parsai  

 

27th May- Khushiya by Manto

 

28th May - Atrangi Yaari (Story by Dharmendra Thakur on the post COVID scenario of Doctors and Reporters)

 

29th May - Ladkhadate Kadam (Story by Krushan Doshi on post COVID scenario on Labour's)

 

(OPENING SHOW SYNOPSIS-RAAVI-PAAR)

The division of the two countries demanded Oceans of Blood, many lost their families, riches & loved ones in one of the most tragic events of the World History, Gulzar Sahab's Raavi Paar describes this journey full of pain, suffering & sorrow, through the lens of Darshan Singh & his Family's most dreadful experiences whilst crossing the borders

Director: Abhijeet Swatantra
Creative Director: Dhanashree Heblikar
Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah

 

         

Youtube Premiere

RABI SANDAAR- 9th May 4pm

DAAKGHAR- 10th May 4pm


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Celebrating Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's
160th Birth Anniversary and dedicating this weekend to the person who was an extraordinary!
   

      

 

ये पहला पुस्तक है जो  COVID 19 की वर्तमान स्थिति पर अपनी कल्पना का उपयोग कर के थिएटर के छात्रों द्वारा कहानियां लिखी गई है। हमने कभी नहीं सोचा था कि हम इस प्रकार के कोरोना वायरस महामारी का सामना करेंगे । कोरोना वायरस महज एक दर्पण है जो दर्शाता है कि मनुष्य,  प्रकृति के संबंध में कहां असफल हो  रहा है।

स्वतंत्र थियेटर की  'खामोश मंजर' नामक पुस्तक इसी वेबसाइट पर 5 मई 2020 को  प्राकाशित हो  रहा है। आपकी शुभकामनाएं और शुभ आशीर्वाद हमारे साथ बना रहे यही प्रार्थना।

Youtube Premiere

3rd May 4pm


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Panchi Aise aate Hain'   Written by Vijay Tendulkar

Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Pancchi Aise Aate Hain’ is more than just a delightful comedy. It is a story of a wanderer, Arun, who walks into the life of a middle class family, who are facing the eternal problem of getting an unattractive daughter married. It features a complicated love-affair, much harassed father, a typical mother, a good-for-nothing brother, a devoted suitor and of course a stuck up girl and our gallant hero.

Come and see this delightful comedy which enacts your dreams, your life, your love and your youth. We are sure you will enjoy this captivating and exhilarating experience.

 

        

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गगन दमामा बाज्यो’. ये उन नौजवानों की कहानी है, जिन्होंने देश की आजादी के लिए अपनी जवानी, जिंदगी, तालीम… सब छोड़ दी. इसमें भगत सिंह और सुखदेव की कहानी है.


Youtube Premiere

2nd May 4pm


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Written by Piyush Mishra
Produced by Yuwaraj Shah
Creative Director Dhanashree Heblikar
Directed by Abhijeet Swatantra

 

       

 

Commemorating 100th Death Anniversary of 

Great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan

 

 

Youtube Premiere on 26th April 2020 @ 4pm 

 ''Death Of A Mad Mathematician'

 

  Srinivasa Ramanujan  

 Died: 26 April 1920, Kumbakonam

        

 

 

18th and 19th April THEATRE PLAYS ONLINE ll NO CHARGES ll

YOUTUBE PREMIERE OF TWO PLAY

"MASHAAL JALAO DIYE SE" & "KOMAL GANDHAR "

 

         

      

 

Swatantra Theatre's 
DIGITAL THEATRE  PRODUCTION
 
#BE SAFE STAY HOME....ENJOY PLAYS
 
PIYUSH MISHRA'S - JAB SHEHAR HAMARA SOTA HAI
               PREMIERE  11TH APRIL @ 4PM

Jab Shehar Humara Sota Hai" is a story written by Mr Piyush Mishra (renowned playwright, lyricist, composer & actor). This play conveys the message of love & true compassion through odd phases.. ... This play shows the importance of love & peaceful environment in the society.

 The play talks over many issues, the communal wars, the rivalry for an identity,crisis and hatred. But in turn very deeply wakes up the emotions to work for Peace and removing the communal hatred. It also very delicately puts the responsibility to shape the younger generation to the most value creating path.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTInsrLFq5w&list=TLPQMDcwNDIwMjA0_Br0UiBdTA&index=2

 

YOGESH TRIPATHI'S  - MUJHE AMRITA CHAHIYE  

THIS PLAY AVAILABLE  ON 12TH APRIL @ 4PM 

Yet another award-winning play 'Mujhe Amrita Chahiye’, penned down by veteran playwright Yogesh Tripathi. This play is a journey of a simple meek girl to becoming a bold and dynamic Amrita, who achieves her dreams and have a self realization of inner beauty. Lead Cast Dhanashree Heblikar Received Best Actor award from Govt. of Maharashtra in Rajya Natya 2018  

LINK:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PytJR9ZSARE&t=483s

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Swatantra Theatre's

DIGITAL CHILDREN THEATRE FESTIVAL

FROM 27TH MARCH 2020

World Theatre Day is celebrated enthusiastically on 27th March every year. 

Due to the Global Crisis of Coronavirus and to support the orders from Government who is trying wholeheartedly to stop the pandemic,

Now we decide to come together to celebrate this day through digital Medium because the art has no barrier!

We at Swatantra Theatre have decided to Celebrate this World Theatre Day for Children. Due to sudden holidays, the popping energies in children are not getting channelized. Though parents are continuing to work from home, Children are suffering the most. No school, no play is not less boredom.

Swatantra Theatre over time has produced so many insightful, value-creating Children Theatre Plays including based on works of Sudha Murthy, P L Deshpande, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan and biographies of Sant Tukaram, Dadasaheb Phalke, and Akbar Birbal and many more..

On the occasion, we are going to make 6 to 8 of the play videos available online. Some plays are already available on the Swatantra YouTube channel while some will be uploaded for the occasion. This will be a 'Digital Children Theatre Festival'.Children can watch the plays and share their feedback on our FB page. This is how we can keep interacting, sharing and celebrating Theatre.

 

  PRODUCED BY: Yuwaraj Shah
CREATIVE DIR: Dhanashree Heblikar
DIRECTED BY: Abhijeet Swatantra 
 

VENUE: PLAYS AVAILABLE AT SWATANTRA THEATRE GROUP @ YOUTUBE CHANNEL  ALSO AT FACEBOOK PAGE

TIME: WHEN YOU GET BORED. 

COST: NO CHARGES

LIST OF PLAYS:

LINK OF PLAYS: AVAILABLE AT SWATANTRA THEATRE GROUP @ YOUTUBE CHANNEL

1) TURNING PAGES WITH SUDHA MURTHY IN 4 PARTS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UjgqSEM_SQ&t=132s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRKXWQ-3cds&t=16s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O16BBs2E_g4&t=44s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bGbsq9srhU&t=138s

2) TUKARAM in 2 PARTS;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWDOdcigPbg&t=58s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKRPXezddoQ

3) TAMASHA (IN NAUTANKI) 1PART
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dis84QY4Q1c&t=33s

4) TENALIRAM IN 4 PARTS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMMMGX5fbv4&t=60s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kYll8qvbGI&t=16s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_FMmaNTsQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3EMtJTcL6Y&t=167s

ALSO UPLODING......

5) DADA SAHEB PHALKE - FATHER OF INDIAN CINEMA IN 2 PARTS
6) KUCH VYAKTI KUCH VALLI- BASED ON P.L. DESHPANDE IN 2 PARTS
7) BIKHRE MOTI- BASED ON LIFE AND WORK OF SUBHADRA KUMARI CHAUHAN IN 2 PARTS

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Digital Theatre

SHEHER-E-NAQAB

(City Under MASK)

-MUST WATCH AND SHARE-

Street form Play on CORONAVIRUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4O3BoIw8OY

 SHARE THE LINK and AWARE THE PEOPLE

This is a street play shoot to spread awareness on ongoing coronavirus commotion.

At some point, liberty has been taken by shooting in the play form but we have tried to maintain the authenticity of the street play.

 

Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah Creative Direction by: Dhanashree Heblikar ALL RIGHTS RESERVED @ SWATANTRA THEATRE-INDA Contact: 8329696186, 9767178857 www.swatantrayheater.com, Email: swatantratheater@gmail.com Music: Dhanashree Heblikar Written by: Dhanashree Heblikar and Krushan Doshi .Lyrics and Dilogues : Abhijeet Choudhary

Team: Krushan Doshi Prem Gowda Suyash Kukreja Ashwin Sharma Nikhil Pasalkar Abhishek Dixit Aaryan Singh Rajput Sufiyan Alam Sar Buland Shreshth Mahajan Mehul Dubey Hrishikesh Saindane Sandeep (Beats) Shahrukh Shaikh (Camera)

 

 

 

 

 

              

Swatantra Theatre will be performing 2 classics at Creaticity (Formerly Ishanya Mall) on 14th and 15th March. Don't miss to watch Taj Mahal Ka Tender and Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya O Jamyai Nai at the wonderful amphitheater.
Tickets on Bookmyshow

 

 

AN EVENING WITH CHEKHOV
80th Shows on
12th March, 7.15 pm

(Russian writer Anton Chekhov's stories; English Adaptation By Neil Simon)
The Play based on a Combination of short stories penned by famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov,

whose short stories are celebrated throughout the World. Sneeze Seduction, Surgery, Arrangement,

and many more stories will be a part of this production...

An Evening With Chekhov

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  A very captivating talk with critics Rajesh Chandra and Rajendra Tripathi ji in the session Meet the Director

               Bharat Rang Mohotsav of NSD Delhi 2020

      

      SWATANTRA THEATRE at NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2020

KABIRA KHADA BAZAR MEIN , a masterpiece of hindi litrature , after many successful shows in pune, the play is now selected for Maharashtra  Rajya Natya competition 2020. The ideology of kabir and his dohas is beautifully essayed in the play written by Bhishma Sahani. The play will be performed on 4th of february at Bharat rang mandir. Time : 8 pm.  

Ticket Price- 10rs & 15rs only.

 

Swatantra Theatre has been invited to present it’s most sensuous   

 “Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai” 

 at DECCAN LIT. FEST 2020 

 1st feb , 10.20am (Morning).  ENTRY FREE 1st come 1st Serve 

Written By Vijay Tendulkar ll  Directed by Abhijeet Choudhary  ll  Produced by Yuwaraj ShahCAST- Dhanashree Heblikar, Ashwin Sharma, Krushan Doshi, Prem Gowda, Vijayratna Gongle, Suyash Kukreja, Ketaki Nimbalkar, Varsha Israni, Akhil Sharma, Umed patil, Aniket Toro.
Registration is mandatory ..!!

          

 

        

National School of Drama's Director Prof. Suresh Sharma will be felicitated in SWATANTRA THEATRE KALA SAMMAN PROGRAME- 18th Jan 4.30pm in Pune .

One such unique workshop on Playwriting by the NSD in Pune culture city of Maharastra exclusively. A first ever 90 days workshop which was conducted by eminet writers of the Country and the Credit goes to National School of Drama's Director Prof. Suresh Sharmaji.

Swatantra would be also felicitating Playwright Asghar Wajahat, Registrar NSD- Pradeep Kumar Mohanty, Ex Director NSD-Ramgopal Bajaj and other dignitaries who have contributed to organise this workshop.

Swatantra Theatre is a leading Theatre Group in Pune working dedicatedly to bring classic plays for the audiences and trained the actors with most efficient way regularly since 2006.

We also have sincerely supported and appreciated any efforts in feild of performing arts.

18th jan 2020
4.30pm
Open theatre, Next to BMCC, Deccan Pune
Thanks
Swatantra
Dhanashree Heblikar
Abhijeet SwatantraYuwaraj Shah

    

Children Hindi Theatre Production 

Turning Pages 

with Sudha Murty 

Based on Sudha Murty's famous book 

 How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories. 

17th Jan  7pm & 19th Jan 6pm -2020

(Each of the stories is simple and touching and is packed with values. Funny, spirited and inspiring, the book teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of doing what you believe is right and having the courage to realize your dreams.)

 

17th Jan 7pm

List of Stories to be Staged

How i taught my grandmother to read

Balu's Story

The Red Rice Granery

A Journey through the Desert 

19th Jan 6pm

Doing what you like is Freedom

The Heart of Gold   

The Real Jewel

Gowramma's Letter

Venue: Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskritik Bhavan, Ghole road, Off JM road Pune

Tickets Available @ BOOKMYSHOW and Venue Before 1hr.

8329696186, 9767178857

 

 

Swatantra Theatre's New Production...

"Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai”

Written By Vijay Tendulkar

Miss Leela Benare is charged with foeticide, as well as accused of having an illicit relationship with a married professor. Unfulfilled desires, gender discrimination, redundant social customs and the sources and manifestations of power emerge in this gripping dramake .....

9th Jan 2020 7.20pm in Near Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru  Auditorium, JM Road - Pune 

8329696186, 9767178857

Dont miss the opportunity to watch this play..

    

Swatantra theatre and Akanksha ranabhoomi  Presents 

3 brilliant plays of 3 different directors

Supported by Yuwaraj Shah

on 29th dec from 6.30pm

 Swatantra Theatre Pune- Deccan Area

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16 Dec. 2019

Swatantra Theatre's Actors Interection with AJIT RAI A world renowned theatre and film critic. 

A senior journalist and member of media committee International film festival of India, a leading Film critic and cultural journalist of India with wide and vast experience of more than 25 years in almost all leading national newspapers, reputed journals and electronic media on literature, theater, cinema and intellectual discourses. Some of his innovative reports have been debated in Indian parliament.

His about 3.000 published articles, reports, reviews, interviews and cover stories are pioneer in cultural journalism. He is also associated with Jansatta, The Indian Express and Guest Editor Rang Prasang, a prestigious journal of National School of Drama Ministry of Culture Government of India New Delhi