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with Nipun Dharmadhikari

I think making a play is one thing but selling it another challenge.

- Nipun Dharmadhikari

Nipun Dharmadhikari

Nipun is an actor, writer and director. He is one of the most talented and well known faces of Marathi theatre and film industry. He is called as 'The Theatre Revivalist' by Forbes India. I guess most of the listeners must have seen and subscribed to a youtube channel called Bhadipa.

Gyan session

1. Being cultural capital of Maharashtra, Can you give us a brief background about Modern Pune Marathi theatre world? What’s happening and how does it work?

2. In a couple of your interviews online, you mentioned, “a lot of seniors passed out or moved on…” so you picked up directing much early, can you tell us about who these seniors were and how did they influence you?

3. In one of your interviews you mentioned that while revisiting Sangeet Saunshaykallol, you reduced 67 songs to 16. Can you tell us the process in detail? How did you manage to keep the essence the same yet make it relevant to new audience?

4. On one hand you have been working on an enriching experience of theatre in Pune on other hand you are reaching to wide audience online with Bhadipa. Can you tell us about your learnings and some more things about Bhadipa?

5. Being recognised as an important figure in the world of theatre, what are your future plans w.r.t Marathi theatre or theatre in general in Pune. Do you wish to create space like Prithvi in Pune?