Zee Theatre brings a riveting mix of teleplays to keep you glued to your television sets from the powerful courtroom to family drama this May.
Available on Dish TV Rangmanch Active Ch #356 and d2h Ch #214, this assortment of plays has been hand-picked by theatre aficionados for your viewing.
The teleplay is a social commentary on universal issues of gender politics, patriarchy and caste discrimination. It creates a layered narrative as the plot explores a number of glaring ideologies that plague men as well as women in Indian society. In a regressive and unyielding scenario, Ambika not only fights for herself but also stands up for other women who are subjected to injustice or oppression. Her fight against the corrupt and misogynistic Gulab Singh is aided by others like her who never give up and eventually find a way to gain justice. Starring Ashutosh Rana as Gulab Singh and Gulki Joshi as Ambika.
Grappling with their shared loss, a father-in-law and son-in-law are compelled to live together for a year as part of a death wish, even though they don’t see eye to eye. The play runs through a sea of emotions as the two men, attempt to make sense of their differences while being attached to the same loss. It dwells on the evolving relationship between the two while they come to terms with their uniqueness. Starring Virendra Saxena, Samta Sagar and Ravi Mahashabde
When a wealthy unmarried woman is murdered under mysterious circumstances, a self-proclaimed invincible lawyer takes it upon himself to defend the prime suspect. Starring Vikram Gokhale in the role of the lawyer. Sach Kahoon Toh has powerful courtroom arguments that take the play to a gripping finale.
This play is a bold take at middle-class morality in India. Lilette Dubey shines in the role of the woman dissatisfied with her personal life. Her character Savitri tries to find fulfilment in relationships outside her marriage, only to discover a crude reality. Also starring in the teleplay Mohan Agashe, Ira Dubey and Rajeev Siddhartha.
The play stars Shweta Basu Prasad as the eponymous character Gudiya who loses her eyebrows due to a mix-up between her shampoo and hair removal cream. This comedy of errors takes a light-hearted jab at the standards of beauty set by society on women.
This play is a heart-warming story of a group of retired freedom fighters who break out of their old aged home to fulfil the wishes of a dying friend. The teleplay is a humorous take on these senior citizens who are quite young at heart and willing to risk it all for a friend.
Things take a serious turn when in a mock courtroom trial which is supposed to hear a made-up case, has actors talk uninhibitedly about their deepest concerns. They inadvertently discuss issues such as gender discrimination, obsolete societal rules, and unaccomplished dreams. Starring Nandita Das, Swanand Kirkire, and Saurabh Shukla, besides others.
What if your mother decides to retire from household chores? A woman who has unconditionally served her family through the years finally decides to do the unthinkable, she retires from her duties at home, much to her family’s surprise. The play serves as an eye-opener to the condition of Indian women who are expected to let their own happiness take the back seat in favour of the well-being of everyone else. A powerful play with the lead role aptly played by the late Reema Lagoo.