Prasad Kambli

Though a bachelors degree in Engineering, his passion had not always been theater. His father, a renowned actor and producer left him 11 years...

Daring Theatre: Vastraharan and other stories

Bhadrakali Productions holds a special place in Marathi commercial theatre. Founded by Macchindra Kambli in 1982, this theatre production house posed a definitive challenge to the established mores of Marathi theatre of the time. With the cult play Vastraharan, Macchindra Kambli brought Malwani language and culture, and working class people onto centre-stage, both literally and figuratively opening up the domain of Marathi commercial theatre to new stories, cultures and audiences.

We are delighted to invite Prasad Kambli - theatre producer, hopelessly positive, innovative - the current head of Bhadrakali Productions and indeed the Natya Parishad, to Mumbai Local.Three decades later, 5,000 shows later, Prasad continues the founding spirit of Bhadrakali Productions, seeking to once again bring new energy and direction to Marathi commercial theatre. In this Mumbai Local, he will share with us how and why Bhadrakali Productions produced more than fifty plays, and the efforts he is taking to define new directions and encourage new voices.

Expect an evening filled with theatre daring, anecdotes, laughter and imagination, as Prasad takes us through Vastraharan, Sangeet DevBabhali and other plays. For all lovers of Vastraharan, come relive the magic of the journey. For those new to this story, come join the magic!

For those of you who absolutely cannot make it to the venue, we will be live on Facebook for you. Join us on our page at 5 pm on Sunday, 9th December.

This session is curated by Ramu Ramanathan.

RSVP for this session begins on Monday, 3rd December, 2018.

Though a bachelors degree in Engineering, his passion had not always been theater. His father, a renowned actor and producer left him 11 years ago. Thus he entered in the world of theatre and decided to be an active member of Bhadrakali Productions, which he acknowledges as his greatest tribute to his father. He believes in self instinct and in his inner ability to takeup challenging topics and deliver an outstanding performance. Bhadrakali Productions has successfully produced plays of varied genre, from music to mystery, from comedy to tragedy, from realism to satire. Bhadrakali Productions has completed 55 plays , 15000 shows in last 36 years, and now marching towards 100 plays & 25000 shows. He was the elected member of the working comittee of Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad (ABMNP) in 2013 and now he is the president of the same since 2018. He was also elected as a chariman of the Marathi Natya Vyavasayik Nirmata Sangh in 2016.

Venues Dates Time
12-99 yrs
1 hr , 30 min
Entry free, on a first-come-first basis. Pre-register now to save your seat.