12 angry men

… yes, the same 12 angry men the story by Reginald Rose and which became a contemporary and inducted in the top 100 american movies of the century was here in Chennai as a Play by Loyola Theatre society.

Was excited to watch the same on 13th march at Sivagami Petachi. I guess the rain gods decided to play some hide n seek that day and there was a heavy downpour while the play started and more so when the play ended.

I’m becoming a fan of  Sarvesh Sridar (hope i’m right, the Jury No.8) after this performance and the earlier oneas Alok Gupta in 5 point someone …… i presume the play was part of some Management schools for team effort, team building and leadership (quote their handout at the venue unquote), no guesses why it should be.

Should commend the loyola team for bringing the 1954 body language, american accents etc. (as if i’m the authority of those times, just guesing and sounded right to me .. period).

psst … they didn’t allow cameras in … so no pics ….

P.s : my entire family enjoyed the play … which incl. my wife, son & sis.

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Whatte play man that was …..

Had gone with a misconception this was the novel by Chetan Bhagat called “One night at the call centre” …. then realised this is the story about the IITians ……

Museum TheatreLiked the guy who played “Alok Gupta”, “Neha” & “Ryan”, but the best was the narrator played by S Vidyuth as “Hari”.

The castWanting to see the Kumaun Hostel at IIT Delhi, the backdrop of the play.

Lots of them were nostalgic about hostels, peer pressures, assignments (though our Engg days were not so pressurised for studies, but the hostel days were close enough). The audience too were an appreciative lot and applauded when it was needed and kept silent when it was needed.

Museum theatre in itself was lovely and would be eager to watch it again with my wife, when they re-run the show soon at Chennai.

Will post a few shots soon, of the cast.