Female foeticide, a horror that has been tormenting the subcontinent from times immemorial, is but a sad reality even today. While the nation boasts of launching a satellite into Mars, there is little in terms of sociological advancement that happens in the country.
Jug Jug Jiyo by Smita Bharati is a play that dwells upon these aspects of society. Based on the real stories of women from Haryana and Chhatisgarh, who have endured sex-selective elimination, female foeticide and infanticide, the play would feature Dolly Ahluwalia, Mita Vasisht along with many other prominent actors.
The play would lay focus on the darker side of society that is digressing the human race from the path of progress.Smitha Bharati’s Jug Jug Jiyo runs based on the life of two women who garnered the courage to give birth to baby girls against all odds.It is a powerful story that unfolds shaping the future for all unborn girls over one night and unravels the dark hidden secrets for over three decades.
The play echoes the voice of countless women who absorb the impact of everyday violence in their personal domains, unable to recognise the violation of their fundamental right to a life of dignity. It is about those who are unable to speak up, or act, or seek their constitutional right to equality, who stay in silence, just because they are shackled by the age-old traditions.
After the huge success and critical acclaim the play received every time it was performed,it now comes to Hyderabad with the Qadir Ali Baig Theater Festival 2014, as part of the week-long theater festival, which would feature numerous ace theater performances from across the globe from November 7 to 16, 2014 at various venues across Hyderabad.
Salarjung Museum will be showcasing Jug Jug Jiyo on November 13, 2014, from 7:30 pm to 8:40 pm. Packed with sharp wit, the play is a dark comedy that follows an intense narrative. Directed by Smita Bharti, Jug Jug Jiyo is a simple yet entertaining play on the celebration of the girl child. The play stars Mita Vashist, Dolly Ahluwaliya Tewari, Jyotsna Sharma and Amit Dolawat.
So, make sure you have your passes booked for the amazing play that will compel you to stop and think. Click on the below video to watch the trailer of this brilliant play.