Mahesh Dattani's

Dance Like A Man


1 Hour 40 Minutes

Average Viewer Rating:5
@ INR 500 / $10
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The story of Jairaj and Ratna, two Bharat Natyam dancers past their prime, is contrasted with that of their daughter Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationships and conflicts between generations. The play probes the surface of the characters to question their deeper motivations, but the mode is comic rather than tragic, even though the concerns are serious, and you are never sure whether to laugh or cry.

cast and credits


Vijay Crishna, Lillete Dubey, Suchitra Pillai, Joy Sengupta

Performance, stage direction

Lillete Dubey

CInePlay Director

Ritesh Menon


Mahesh Dattani


Subodh Maskara

Executive Producer

Karan Makhija


Sojan Narayanan Nair


Ritesh Menon

Production Designer

Nikhil Patil

Art Director

Devdas Bhandare

original music for stage play

O.S. Arun

music adapted for cineplay

Sajan Patel

sound design

Tho Audio Post

Location sound mixer

Manik Batra

Cineplay Information


English and Hindi

video type

Projection Ready (digital)

audio type

Stereo Mix / 5.1 Surround

running time

100 Minutes

digital licence

Chhoti Production Company Pvt. Ltd.

Behind the Scenes

Making of..

Having completed over 500 live shows, Mahesh Dattani's Dance Like a Man has won rave reviews world over. Watch this to get a peek into the preparation of the CinePlay and their candid thoughts on the format.


What the fraternity is saying about our CinePlays

'Quartet drama at its best'

The Telegraph, Kolkata

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