Play Ballygunge 1990 coming after 3 years
India’s leading theatre group The Films and Theatre Society is all set to bring back its suspense thriller Hindi play “Ballygunge 1990- Love is an endless mystery” for the audience of Mumbai. Atul Satya Koushik is widely known for creating a brand value in grand Historical productions, Musicals, Comedies, Social Satires and Ballygunge 1990 is his first attempt in the genre of suspense and thrill. The show has already had 45 successful runs in different parts of India and has featured in various prestigious theatre festivals such as Bharat Rang Mahotsav (by National School of Drama, Delhi), Jaipur Rang Mahotsav (Jaipur) and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Mumbai).
Ballygunge (बालीगंज) 1990” is an eighty-five-minute thriller Play which is set in the year 1990 and the story unfolds in Ballygunge, a famous place in (the then) Calcutta. Kartik and Vasuki had been in a very passionate relationship for more than 10 years before Kartik left Vasuki behind and set out to chase his dreams in Mumbai. Vasuki is now married to a famous painter, Binoy Das and is living a life full of regrets and vendetta as she holds Kartik and their failed love responsible for her miserable life. Now she has invited him over for a coffee at her mansion on the evening of Durga Pooja. Kartik is a bit confused and happily surprised to see the same ten-year-old passion and love in Vasuki’s eyes. Vasuki is unpleasantly surprised to see the same hostility and detachment in Kartik’s eyes. A well-crafted plan is going to change the course of their lives forever.
Famous Film, TV and Theatre actors Anup Soni and Nivedita Bhattacharya take the audience through this episode of spine-chilling thriller. The production bears the stamp of a typical Atul Satya Koushik production i.e., lavish sets, costumes, music and a spectacular wholesome experience for the audience.
Atul Satya Koushik, writer & Director said, “Ballygunge 1990 has been a different journey altogether for me. Though it is branded and presented like a suspense thriller play, which in fact it is, what inspires me the most about this show is layered definitions of love that characters in this play hold on to. Love in itself is a mystery and this play has given me a chance to delve deeper in that mystery. The challenge with writing and creating such plays is you are writing a thriller with one mind but there are 600-700 minds in the audience trying to crack your suspense points. So, you have to think ahead of them and try to fill all loopholes and make it a watertight script. Anup Soni and Nivedita Bhattacharya to play the lead roles in this latest edition of the show. They both come with a lot of experience and professionalism and add a lot of value to the production with this immaculate performance. Also, this play was officially adapted into a film during lock down by Zee 5.
Actor Anup Sonii says, “We are glad to comeback post COVID with the thriller play. Generally, the plays are either comedy or romantic. Thrill as a genre is least explored in plays. We had 45 successful runs in different parts of India and we have got a great response from people overall India.
Actress Nivedita Bhattacharya says, “I am glad to work after a long time in theatre. The play is a mixture of love and thrill and will keep connected.
Date & Day: 18th December @7.30pm, (Sunday) St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai
Tickets: Rs. 300 to 2000/- available online on bookmyshow.com or call 9873579796 for tele booking. Also available at the counter on show day.