Bahuroopi-2022 Natl. Theatre Festival from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15
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Bahuroopi-2022 Natl. Theatre Festival from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15

December 5, 2022

Formal inauguration by CM Bommai on Dec. 10

The much-awaited theatre event of the year, Bahuroopi-2022 — the annual National Theatre Festival — organised by Rangayana, Mysuru, will be held at Rangayana premises on Hunsur Road in city from Dec. 8 to 15. The Festival will be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at 5.30 pm on Dec. 10.

Rangayana Director Addanda C. Cariappa briefed the media persons about the 8-day  theatre extravaganza after releasing the poster of the same at a press meet held at B.V. Karanth Ranga Chavadi in Rangayana premises on Friday.

“The theme of this year’s Bahuroopi is ‘Bharateeyate’ (Indianness). India has a rich history, culture and tradition. Many great personalities have contributed to the development of India as a diverse country. Bahuroopi will be a cultural treat which will showcase the unity in diversity of India and heritage of the land and also the developments of the society. The Theatre Festival aims to strengthen nationalism and create awareness to the new generation about the history, culture and patriotic fervour of India,”                                                         said Cariappa.

As many as 20 plays including 7 different language plays from 7 different States across country, one Tulu-language play and 12 Kannada plays will be during the Theatre Festival. The plays will be staged at four venues — Bhoomigeeta and Vanaranga in Rangayana premises and Kirurangamandira (Mini Theatre) in Kalamandira premises and at Kalamandira. Bahuroopi will also feature events like National Seminar, Folk Programmes, Film Festival, Desi Aahara Mela, Book Exhibition, Art Camp, etc.

Formal inauguration of Bahuroopi-2022

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will formally inaugurate the Bahuroopi Theatre Festival on Dec. 10 at 5.30 pm.

National School of Drama (NSD) Chairman Padma Shri Paresh Rawal, Mysuru District Minister S.T. Somashekar, Kannada and Culture Minister V. Sunil Kumar, Mayor Shivakumar, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, MLA L. Nagendra and other dignitaries will be present on the occasion.

Janapadotsava

This year’s Janapadotsava will be inaugurated on Dec. 8 at Vanaranga. It will feature various folk forms like Yakshagana, Kamsale, Puja Kunita, Dollu Kunita, Nadaswara, Goravara Nrutya, Neelagarara Mela, Somana Kunita, Karaga-Kolata, Kangilu, Manteswamy Haadu, Chit Mela, Folk Songs, Veeragase, Bhola Kat, etc.

Film Festival

The Bahuroopi International Film Festival will be inaugurated in association with Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy on Dec. 9 at 11 am. Academy Chairman Ashok Kashyap and veteran Actor Doddanna will be present. The films will be screened at Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar Chitra Mandira in Rangayana premises.

National Seminar

Discussion on the topics ‘Sanathana Dharma mattu Bharateeyate’ and ‘Bhavishyadalli Bharateeya Samskruti’ will be held at Bahuroopi National Seminar on Dec. 10 and 11.

Elocution Contest for Degree students on the topic ‘Vaividyateyalli Bharateeyate’ has been organised. Renowned thinkers and authors will participate in the event. Winners will awarded cash prize of Rs. 15,000 (1st prize), Rs. 10,000 (2nd) and Rs. 5,000 (3rd) on Dec. 11.

Events at B.V. Karanth Ranga Chavadi

Rangageethe by Kiragasur Rajappa and troupe; ‘Desi  Vaibhava’ dance feature by Ayama Academy of Fine Arts, Srirangapatna; Ghazal by Shantala Vattam, Mysuru; Folk dance by specially-abled artistes of Nithya Nirantara Trust, Mysuru; Tala-Maddale programme. All the events will be held between 4 pm and 5 pm everyday.

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SCHEDULE

Bahuroopi Janapadotsava

Dec. 8  :           Kamsale by Mahadev and troupe, Nanjangud; Yakshagana by Keremane Shivananda Hegde, Sri Idagunji Mela.

Dec. 9  :           Sampradayada Haadu (traditional songs) by Dr. Manonmani and troupe, Mysuru; Puja Kunita by Savitha Chirakunnaiah, Mandya.

Dec. 10            :           Dollu Kunita by Sundaresha and troupe, Mysuru; Nadaswara by Yadu Kumar and troupe, Mysuru.

Dec. 11            :           Goravara Nritya by Shivamallegowda and troupe, Chamarajanagar; Neelagarara Mela by Dr. Mysore Gururaj and troupe, Mysuru.

Dec. 12            :           Somana Kunita by Ranganath and troupe, Chikkamagalur; Karaga-Kolata by Puneeth and troupe, Sri Ram Janapada Kala Tanda, Udupi.

Dec. 13            :           Kangilu by Manjunath and troupe, Dakshina Kannada; Manteswamy Haadu by Dr. Malavalli Mahadevaswamy, Malavalli.

Dec. 14            :           Chit Mela by Omkar Murthy and troupe, Hassan; Folk Songs by Shubha Raghavendra, Mysuru.

Dec. 15            :           Veeragase by K.N. Mahesh, Mysuru; Bhola Kat by Suraj and troupe, Kodagu.

Venue: Vanaranga, Rangayana; TIME: 5 pm to 6 pm

Plays

Bhoomigeeta  6.30 pm

Dec. 9  :           Tippu Nija Kanasugalu (Kannada). Troupe: Rangayana Repertory, Mysuru; Playwright and Direction: Addanda C. Cariappa

Dec. 10            :           Karnabharam (Sanskrit). Troupe: Sopanam (S.I.P.A.R.C), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; Playwright: Mahakavi Bhasa; Direction: K. N. Panikkar

Dec. 11            :           Leelavathi (Kannada). Troupe: Kalasuruchi, Mysuru; Playwright: Shashidhar Dongre; Direction: Prof. H.S. Umesh

Dec. 12            :           Ima Nangi Natambakta (Manipuri). Troupe: Kalashetra, Manipur; Playwright and Direction: Heisnam Tomba

Dec. 13            :           By2 Coffee (Kannada). Troupe: WeMove Theatre, Bengaluru; Playwright and Direction: Abhishek Iyengar

Dec. 14            :           Better Half (Hindi). Troupe: Chetana Rang Samuh, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Playwright and Direction: Ashish Srivastav

Dec. 15            :           Chayachitram Mayachitra (Malayalam). Troupe: Lokadharmi, Ernakulam, Kochi; Playwright: Dr. Jebin Jesmus; Direction: Dr. Chandradasan

Mini Theatre   7.00 pm

Dec. 10            :           Chidambara Rahasya (Kannada). Troupe: Abhiyantararu, Mysuru; Playwright: Poornachandra Tejaswi; Direction: H.S. Suresh Babu

Dec. 11            :           Chandrahasa (Kannada). Troupe: Sri Shivakumara Kala Sangha, Sanehalli; Playwright: Kuvempu; Direction: Pramod Shiggaon

Dec. 12            :           Kapa (Tulu). Troupe: Sumanasa Kodavuru, Udupi; Playwright: Balakrishna Shibarla; Direction: Diwakar Kateel

Dec. 13            :           Tukkoji (Kannada). Troupe: Sneha Ranga, Bengaluru; Playwright: Poornachandra Tejaswi; Direction: Walter D’Souza

Dec. 14            :           Panchakanya Smarenityam (Kannada). Troupe: Ranga Sampada, Belagavi; Playwright: Vinuta Hanchinamani; Direction: Dr. Aravinda Kulkarni

Dec. 15            :           Avani  (Kannada). Troupe: Samanvitha, Bengaluru; Playwright: K.V. Radhakrishna; Direction:              Akshatha Mayasandra

Kalamandira       7.30 pm

Dec. 10            :           Karimayi (Kannada). Troupe: Spandana, Bengaluru; Playwright: Dr. Chandrashekar Kambara; Direction: B. Jayashree

Dec. 11            :           Idakini Kathaiaratham (Tamil). Troupe: Manal Magudi Theatre Land, Tamil Nadu; Playwright and Direction: S. Muruga Bhupathi

Dec. 12            :           Gowdru Gadla (Kannada). Troupe: Karnataka Kalavaibhava Sangha, Bengaluru; Playwright: B.V. Esha; Direction: Malathi Sudheer

Dec. 13            :           Udiyolagana Kichu (Kannada). Troupe: Arehole Pratishtana, Nandagokula, Mangaluru; Playwright and Direction: Prashanth Udyavara

Dec. 14            :           Vidya Sundari Bengaluru Nagaratnamma (Kannada). Troupe: Benaka, Bengaluru; Story: Maleyuru Guruswamy; Stage adaptation: Huli Shekar and Pratibha Nandakumar; Direction: T.S. Nagabharana

Dec. 15            :           Mayabazar (Telugu). Troupe: Sri Venkateshwara Surabhi Theatre, Telangana; Playwright: Malladi Venkatakrishna Sharma; Direction: Surabhi                 Jayachandra Varma

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Vanaranga 7.30 pm

Dec. 13            :           Bodas de Sangre (Punjabi). Troupe: Vibhava, Chandigarh, Punjab; Playwright: Federico Garcia Lorca; Direction: Nithin Sharma

Bahuroopi Intl. Film Fest

Dec. 9

11 am                              :     Inauguration

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     Jai Ho – A Film on A.R. Rahman

                                               (2015) — 86 minutes; Director: Umesh Agarwal

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     Karma (2020) — Nepali – 105 minutes;

                                               Director: Tsering Rhitar Sherpa

Dec. 10

10.30 am to 12 noon       :     Leaping Tiger, Naked Nagas (2004) — English (60 minutes);                     

                                               Director: John-Paul Davidson

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     Indo-Pak Conflict-1971 (1973) —   42 minutes;

                                               Director: Film Division

                                               Mukti (2017) — English (18 minutes); Director: Manu Chobe

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     1971 (2020) — Hindi (136 minutes); Director: Amrit Sagar

Dec. 11

10.30 am to 12 noon       :     Ranchi Pakara (2014) – Hindi (30 minutes);

                                               Director: Aditya Ranade

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     The Price of Free (2017) — English (87 minutes);

                                               Director: Derek Doneen

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     Take Off (2018) — Malayalam (139  minutes);

                                               Director: Mahesh Narayanan

Dec. 12

10.30 am to 12 noon       :     Kavi (2009) — Hindi (20 minutes); Director: Gregg Helvey

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     Mati Manas (1986) — Hindi (91 minutes); Director: Mani Kaul

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     Ulgulan, Ek Kranti (2004) — Hindi (137 minutes);

                                               Director: Ashok Sharan

Dec. 13

10.30 am to 12 noon       :     Gaur in My Garden (2014) — English (28 minutes);

                                               Director: Rita Banerji

                                               Zariya (2019) — Hindi (29 minutes); Director: Biju Toppo

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     The Story of Jallikattu (2018) — English (61 minutes);

                                               Director: Kareem Jalal and Hari Shankar

                                               Seeds of Life (2003) — English (30 minutes);

                                               Director: Usha Albuquerque

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018) — Tamil (122 minutes);

                                               Director: Lenin Bharathi

Dec. 14

10.30 am to 12 noon       :     Fiddlers on the Thatch (2003) — English (28 minutes);

                                               Director: Trisha Das and Madhur Das.

                                               Mysore Manjunath (2017) — Kannada (14 minutes);

                                               Director: M.S. Prakash Babu

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     Rashtrakavi Kuvempu: Baduku Baraha — Kannada (28 minutes);

                                               Director: Umashankar Swamy

                                               Ustad Bismillah Khan — Hindi (60 min.);

                                               Director: Sabyasachi Mukharji

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957) — Hindi (148 min.);

                                               Director: V. Shantaram

Dec. 15

10.30 am to 12 noon       :     Coral Woman — English (53 minutes);

                                               Director: Priya Thuvassery

                                               The Stork Saviours (2019) — English (28 minutes);

                                               Director: Vijay Bedi and Ajay Bedi

12 noon to 1.30 pm         :     Timbaktu (2012) — 28 minutes; Director: Rintu Thomas and

                                               Sushmit Ghosh

                                               Souhruda (2022) — Malayalam (18 minutes);

                                               Director: Uma Sannasi

2 pm to 4.30 pm              :     Gandhadagudi (1973) — Kannada (143 minutes); Director: Vijay

Venue: Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar Chitra Mandira, Rangayana premises, Mysuru

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