Saddhu! Vicharane Nadeyuththide (or Silence! The Court is in Session!)

Dasara festival in Mysore is a feast to ears and eyes if you enjoy music, dancing and other performing arts. Through out the 9 days there are events happening all over the city. Rangayana had a theater festival playing different play every evening.

We went to see the Kannada version of Vijay Tendulkar's most staged Marathi play Shantata! court chalu ahe (Silence! The Court Is in Session, 1967) It is a social satire with the classic case of an individualist who falls prey to social norms.

A group of 'intellectuals' are preparing to stage a mock court to try American President Lyndon Johnson for war crimes committed in Vietnam. For a rehearsal, they charge one the actresses with 'the abortion crime'. The mock trial will make you laugh at the hypocrisy of 'intellectuals' and the irony of legal system and lawyers.
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