Aaj Pyar Bandh [1991]

The play is an adaptation of the 4th century (BC) Greek classic Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The production of Aaj Pyaar Bandh stemmed from the violence of the Gulf war of 1991 and the violence centered around the Mandal Commission report (a recommendation of reservation policy for backward communities) in 1990-91.

The bawdy political satire of Aristophanes of countering war mongers’ cowardice violence with non-violent assertion of female sexual power made the two thousand four hundred years old play a runaway success.

Direction: Madhusree Dutta
Adaptation: Atul Tiwari
Set: Irfan, Sutapa Sikdar
Costume: Mala De
Music: Uday Mazumder
Cast: Meenal Patel, Ashok Banthia, Sushil Parashar