Andhon ka Haathi is a satire based on old parable of how five blind people interpret elephant in different ways. This premise has been used to create a play on political/social scenario in India. In the play, narrator directs five blind people on stage to interpret the elephant, and handle it. The way the blinds interpret the elephant, the tension that it causes amongst them, how this whole interplay represents state/policies of our country and its people, has been woven into a joyous ride.
It culminates into an engaging and satirical tale that forces audience to rethink on our beliefs and ideologies through its cleverly drawn out metaphors. What one sees as a problem is an opportunity for someone else. What is of an entertainment value to some, is a fundamental hardship for another. So what exactly is elephant for you?
About the playwright:
Sharad Joshi was a padma shree awardee writer, who is famous for his dialogues that he wrote for Dil hai ki maanta nahin, Yeh jo hai zindagi, Utsav, Chhoti si baat etc. and had his stories converted to Laapataganj and other TV serials.
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