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Rakesh Bedi’s New Play Patte Khul Gaye Is A Comic Journey Full Of Unpredictable Twists And Turns That Leaves All In Splits!  

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Jyothi Venkatesh

Theater production company Felicity Theatre staged the extraordinary comedy “Patte Khul Gaye”, written & directed by the veteran actor Rakesh Bedi. Theatre lovers at a theatre in Mumbai were dazzled with this spectacular theatrical experience. A brilliant script with a healthy comedy overdose and an ingenious climax, ‘Patte Khul Gaye’ is a hilarious expose of the hypocrisies in middle class society. This rib tickling comedy starring Anant Mahadevan, Roopali Ganguli, Kishwar Merchant, Avijit Dutt and Rakesh Bedi, has a water-tight script which kept the audience rolling out of their seats. The pranks are new, original and hilarious. and there is perfect sync amongst the actors.  Writer & Director Rakesh Bedi Says, “Patte Khul Gaye” is an expose of the hypocrisies and double standards in our society. Whenever we stare into adversity, we drop our guard and our true selves emerge. The play depicts that there are many layers behind every person and when situations arise even their closest friends and relatives are shocked at the person who they think, they know. Rahul Bhuchar, Producer & MD, Felicity Theatre elaborates “It gives me great pleasure to present an ensemble cast of veterans from Bollywood and theatre on one stage. Producing ‘Patte Khul Gaye’ has truly been a special experience for us and I am really happy that it was well appreciated by the discerning audiences in Mumbai”. Patte Khul Gaye is a story of Dr. Manoj Rai (Anant Mahadevan) and his wife Manju Rai (Roopali Ganguli) who have invited their close group of friends for dinner. Manju has planned a sumptuous menu for the past three days and an elaborate dinner has been prepared for this much awaited evening. With their very old friend ‘Bob’ comes along an affluent  lady ‘Shireen’ (Kishwar Merchant) who is extremely rich and does not belong to the middle class strata, like the rest of them. Within no time lots of masks start falling off and embarrassing secrets of one and all start tumbling out to the fore. The ultra rich Shireen exposes the middle class values and hypocrisies of the others and condescendingly exposes their pitiable condition. She also tells them how the middle class is always showing off what it has and hiding under the carpet what it does not! The lady of the house Manju refuses to buy this argument and takes Shireen head on and strongly defends the great Indian middle class. Unexpected situations start arising and the poor hostess Manju who has toiled for three days for this dinner is unable to even serve the starters as the dinner and the party goes for a toss. To top it all one of the guests  “Akela” (Rakesh Bedi) who is a poet comes out with a funny couplet at the drop of a hat, to ease tense moments. Laced with hilarious situations “Patte Khul Gaye” is an unbelievable comic journey full of unpredictable twists and turns that left everyone in splits!

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