Satish Alekar, The Playwright - Documentary | Satish Alekar

Satish Alekar, The Playwright - Documentary

The documentary “Satish Alekar, The Playwright” not only unfolds Alekar’s journey as a playwright, but also chronicles the changing backdrop of the post-independence India, the city of Pune and the Marathi Theatre. Here an attempt is made to explore the social, political and cultural linkages of his plays. While examining the space, language and the experimental nature of his plays, its association with various forms traditional to Marathi Theatre is also reviewed. The objective is to study the period 1947-2008, and to understand its impact on Alekar’s writing. The organic relationship between the surrounding space and a creative artist, is the theme of this film. It goes on to show that the expression of a creative artist transcends his own self to become a part of the awareness of the society at large. Performing art that it is, theater is often hard to document given lack of archived material. This film is a notable attempt to ameliorate the state of documentation of theatre in India by showcasing Alekar and his plays.

The film is produced by Atul Pethe productions. The concept, script, cinematography and direction is by Atul Pethe. Rahul Pungalia is the co-script writer. Rekha Inamdar Sane is the subject matter expert. Music is by Narendra Bhide and the film is edited by Sameer Shipurkar. The financial support for this film is by Hemant Joshi and California Arts Association (CalAA).