A Tryst With Destiny By Amita Deepak Commnets by Kumar Ketkar

Amita Deepak's play "A tryst with destiny" was staged in New Jersey (USA) for the fifth time on 27 October 2012. Following the play Mr. Kumar Ketkar wrote the following commnets about the play:

Dear Ameetaji,

It was a great experience to watch your really brilliant play. I can imagine how difficult the challenge was and you have peaked the summit. Despite just five shows so far, the rendering by all was truly magnificent.

I could not communicate my appreciation to Gandhi- Ji. Please tell him he was stunning.

I could imagine why you must have dropped altogether Subhashchandra Bose and Gandhi confrontation. It would have further lengthened and complicated the narrative. But perhaps an indirect reference was in order. Of course it does not become a weakness of the script. I merely mentioned it because I expected it in the second half, in the context of 1942 and 1945.

By and large I have met most Indians in US who are totally anti or uncharitable to Gandhi, Nehru and Ambedkar. A kind of vicious Hindutva and even Modi-tva dominates the Indian psyche among the NRIs. The play starts with scenes from Gujrat. Your research, editing, compositions and visual backdrops were creative genius. To take a rational, secular, balanced perspective of the dilemmas and options, frustrations and agonies was a huge challenge and you did walk the talk. Your Nehru was superb, displaying the emotional exhaustion, Maulana manifested perfectly the Congress Muslim mindset, Ambedkar too expressing the problems he faced in right spirit.

All of them rendered superb. Congratulations and it is now my moral- political responsibility to promote the play.

Kumar Ketkar

From Facebook page of A Tryst with Destiny, 29 October 2012

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Here are some images from the rehearsal and preparation of "A Tryst with Destiny" show in New Jersey on 27 October 2012

A Tryst with Destiny team

A Tryst with Destiny team

A Tryst with Destiny team

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