ಚಿರೇಬಂದಿ ವಾಡೆ (Chirebandi Wade)

Chirebandi Wade is the first part of the famous Marathi Wada trilogy written by Mahesh Elkunchwar. Chirebandi Wade captures the gradual decline of the joint family structure in India and of the social changes in the world beyond. It’s a social play that brings into focus on the clash between the traditional and the commercial or consumer culture in modern Indian society. The play is centered around a joint family in a village in Vidarbha. With the head of the household passing away, the story tests the very essence of the family values. This story is skillfully written by the playwright more than three decades ago but remains relevant even today.


Translated to Kannada by Maruthi Shanabhaga
Directed by Sharmila Vidyadhara

ಕೊಳ (koLa)

Kola (Marathi, Magna Talyakathi) is the second part in the Wada trilogy, set in rural Vidharbha. The play takes you 10 years forward to where Chirebandi Wade ended. The next generation children are the heads of the household now. It talks about relationships, aspirations, joys, sorrows, anger, insecurity and many other human emotions which an individual from any place can easily relate to. The play constantly reminds the audience of the randomness of life and the inevitable, and random, tragedies that await you.


Translated to Kannada by Nandini KR & Prashantha Hirematha
Directed by Ashoka Upadhya