Khamosh Adaalat Jaari Hai

Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai (Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe) a Marathi play written by playwright Vijay Tendulkar, directed by Arvind Deshpande and first performed in 1968. The play was based on a 1956 novel, Die Panne (Traps) by Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The play has since been translated into 16 languages in India and abroad. In Hindi, Sarojini Verma translates it.
A group of amateur actors from different walks of life come to a small town to perform a play. When a cast members doesn't show up, a local stagehand is asked to replace him. An improvised, free-flowing ‘rehearsal’ is arranged and a mock trial is staged to make the novice understand court procedures. A (mock) charge of infanticide is leveled against Miss. Benare, another cast member.
All of a sudden, the pretended-play turns into an accusatory game when it emerges from the trail that Miss. Benare is carrying an out-of-wedlock child from her failed illicit relationship with Professor Damle, the missing cast-member.
Unfulfilled desires, hypocrisy, gender discrimination, social customs and manifestations of power are some of the ideas that this play tries to touch upon.

Cast & Crew Cast & Crew
Benare Rochna More Mrs. Kashikar Shilpa Gupta
Kashikar Rajguru, Shubham, Divya Sukhatme Upen, Rajguru
Ponkshe Sahil, Natansh, Suveen Samant Sumit, Ajim
Rokde Sumit, Vivaan Karnik Ansh, Yatin, Ali
Damle Shuja Sheikh Costumes & Properties Jeetu, Mintu
Event Manager Prashast Singh Light Design Ranjan Basu
Music Operation Mantasha Shuja Translation Sarojini Verma
Direction Tarique Hameed Playwright Vijay Tendulkar