Ek Kutte Ki Kahani

The play "Ek Kuttey Ki Kahani", through the use of dramatic enactments, uses the metaphor of Sa’adat Hasan Manto’s three most famous short stories, "Tetwal Ka Kutta", "Kali Shalwar" and "Thandaa Gosht” to present Manto's own analysis of his most controversial, often split personality traits, which were not palatable to the conservative society of that time

The exploitation of women, the horrifying experiences of partition, the honest and stark depiction of the underbelly of society, his own cynicism and his endless eulogy of himself as the best short story writer of India are all elements that feature in this analysis.

The play, by fleshing out these characters, so often misunderstood and sometimes shunned by society, highlights the comprehensive appreciation of his work, both by his opponents and supporters and presents the spark of life that survives in the human being against all odds. Manto hears the inner voice of the soul, his own, and that of the characters of his stories, and we, the audience share the experience through the play.

On Stage Back Stage
Doctor Nitin Sharma Poster/Brochure Abhinav Chand
Manto Tarique Hameed Coordinator Kriti Kohli
Kulwant Tanushri Upadhyay Rehearsal In charge Mohd. Aadil Saifi
Ishar Singh Mohd. Aadil Saifi Set & Properties Nitin, Aman, Suresh, Shaan
Sultana Muskaan/Disha Sachdeva Costumes Kriti, Muskaan, Tanushri
Khudabaksh Aman Rai Music Design Ankush Gupta
Shankar Abhinav Chand Choreography Gilles Chuyen
Anwari Tanushri Upadhyay/ Meera Gopakumar Light Design Ranjan Basu
Banta Singh Sumit Rajjput/ Kunwar Raghvendra Rathore Assistant Director Tarique Hameed
Harnaam Singh Nitin Sharma/Aman Rai Script Danish Iqbal
Raakha Singh Shaanur Rahman/Vipul Rajpoot Direction Salima Raza
Bashir Abhinav Chand    
Himmat Khan Mohd. Aadil Saifi    
Salim Suresh Kumar/Satish Kumar    
Kutta Kush Arora