immorality that characterize politics. Ghashiram Kotwal, the play shows a man who, caught in the matrix of opportunistic ethics of modern world, feels alienated. As a part of IAPAR International Theatre Festival Pune, the National School of Drama staged Vijay Tendulkar’s Ghashiram Kotwal () on. Kotwal, as the name suggests, was the person who held civic duties including sanitation, health, fixing house tax, municipal staff and their.

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Nana of the Wealth and Power. He had under him a large body of unscrupulous spies, everyone possessing ample means of harassing people in consequence of which the word Ghashiram has become a permanent synonym for oppression and tyranny.

Instead of treading the path of spirituality they visit the prostitutions. Rohit rated it liked it Nov 25, Violence against women and violation of human rights of women are rampant and this is pictured well in Ghashiram Kotwal.

Kingpin policeman of Peshwa era, Ghashiram Kotwal, lived at Pulgate in Pune

One of the finest satire in Marathi Literature, the ploy is staged in Poona when the Brahmins ruled the society. Ghqshiram Kotwal is a Marathi play written by playwright Vijay Tendulkar in as a response to the rise of a local political party, Shiv Sena, in Maharashta. The position of Indian Women at the very beginning has been in a very pathetic condition. The audience cannot look away. Sangeet Natak Natya Sangeet. The latter did not receive much recognition from the audience, and he vowed never to write again.


The play was based on historical facts. The play was banned after 19 performances for its depiction of Nana Fadnavis. The production took the subject matter and the incidents shown and put them through a process of alienation: Singing and dancing are used here to good effect.

Ghashiram Kotwal, this play written by Vijay Tendulkar. Kotaal cannot think earn her livelihood without satisfying the sexual overtures of her customers. Kotwal, as the name suggests, was the person who held civic duties including sanitation, health, fixing house tax, municipal staff and their salaries.

They go to the Kirtan. Eventually there is an outcry, when ghasihram people die in jail due to suffocation. Tendulkar himself wrote the screenplay. The very intense look of Nana can be taken as an instrument of torment and on the other hand, the innocent demeanor of Gauri plays a crucial role in the drama and Ghasiram is oscillating between the two.

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Some poor Telengana Brahmins he jails on flimsy charges die a painful death in prison. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Brahmins who have the run of the city were a licentious lot, their days are equally ghashiran between bhajans and lascivious tamashas, temples and gambling dens, pious wives and dancing girls. Shubhika Singh rated it liked it Jun 04, Again this play will definitely make oktwal think about the actual notion of the term “poetic justice”.

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Edit Cast Credited cast: Reading from a feministic perspective, the play serves authenticity portraying women and their life during that period within the historical context. We made you ghashiramm. Newer Post Older Post Home. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The play is notable for the use of the ” Tamasha ” form in Marathi folk theatre.


Archived from the original on December 11, The rise of Ghasniram has historically been credited to Nana Phadnavis, an important name in the Peshwa politics and government.

Then came Krishna Menon and his election campaign when the Shiv Sena was pitted against the communists. Hence it was temporarily banned in the state. Yashita Nagpal 3 May at Vasudha Bakshi rated it did not like it May 15, Its theme is how men in power give rise to ideologies to serve their purposes, and later destroy them when they become useless.

Lil Geenie rated it really liked it Oct 05, The play saw a huge controversy and success in the following years. Vijay Tendulkar original play, screenplay.

Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan Though Vijay Tendulkar denied but it is highly represent the history. A play on the story of Ghashiram, written by Vijay Tendulkar inran into controversy due to its portrayal of Nana Phadnavis.

Home Magazine Culture Ghashiram Kotwal: He engages in an ugly battle of power with Nana Fadnavis, the cunning, amoral chief minister of Poona by using his daughter, Gauri as a pawn. Home Talk Property Beat.