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.
Vijay Crishna, Lillete Dubey, Suchitra Pillai, Joy Sengupta
Performance, stage direction
Sojan Narayanan Nair
original music for stage play
music adapted for cineplay
Tho Audio Post
Location sound mixer
English and Hindi
Projection Ready (digital)
Stereo Mix / 5.1 Surround
Chhoti Production Company Pvt. Ltd.
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.
'Quartet drama at its best'
The Telegraph, Kolkata
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