Ant Nahin

Badal Sircar’s Ant Nahi (1969) forces us to come face to face with those questions which we brush aside while ascending the steps to success. Sumant Sanyal, who is one of us, having reached the zenith of success is battered with these subdued questions. The play teaches us how to interrogate one along these questions. Sanyal meets those characters from his life who have shaped his personality as well as his creative potential. He comes face to face with his mother, lover, professor, friend, employer, and companion. He tries to negotiate with each of the accusations framed by them. The play however not only shows a man standing at the juncture of achievement and failure but also finds that his poetic endeavors are challenged and addressed by those who fight the war of survival everyday and then pass into oblivion. Thus he explores a new meaning of life with a definite purpose for his own Being. In this process, Sanyal becomes simultaneously a convict, lawyer, judge and spectator unto himself. There is seemingly no end to this tussle between success and compromise.
On Stage Back Stage
Sumant Tarique Hameed Costumes, Properties Execution Meera, Srijani, Radhika
Vyakti Uday Bhardwaj/Meera Sitaraman Music Execution Ravi Bharadwaj
Sumati Srijani Datta Stage Manager Hima S
Mrinanli Hima S Coordinators Deepa VK, Raj Kumar
Monica Ashima Kumari/Radhika Santhanam Rehearsal In-charge Manish Kmar
Prashant/ Atma4 Satish kumar Asst. Director Tarique Hameed
Prof. Shiv Kumar Raj Kumar Light Design Samkutty Pattomkary
MNC/Atma5 Manish Kumar Script Badal Sircarr
Anand/Moon Deepak Kumar Translation Ram Gopal Bajaj and Rati Bartholomew
Atma1 Deepa VK Direction Samkutty Pattomkary
Atma2/Tree Shan Rahman    
Atma3/Poet Sachin Verma