Krishan Vs Kanhaiya is a hilarious and riveting comedy play that raises serious social questions bordering on the verge of spinning out of control when it comes to dealing with religious issues, one must step lightly and this play throws caution to the wind. The drama is about an atheist’s battle with God. Popular Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal enacts the lead as Kishanlal, who proves a perfect character to appeal for a belief based on intelligent inquiry and moderation even as he watches his own transformation with awe. Krishanlal incurs huge losses when his antique shop is destroyed by an earthquake. When Insurance Company refuses to honor his claim as the loss was due to ‘act of God’ he decides to sue God in the court of law and claim his money. What follows are hilarious actions with funny but socially relevant consequences…
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Thespian Indian actor and politician Paresh Rawal (born 30 May 1950) is known for his works notably in Bollywood. Fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu languages, in 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the films Woh Chokri and Sir. He also received his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for Who Chokri. For Ketan Mehta‘s Sardar, in which he played the lead role of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, he clinched the national and international acclaim.
About the play
The play brings into focus the perspective of both the believer of All Mighty as well as the Atheist in a gripping enactment by veteran actor Paresh Rawal and his co-actors. Most people who believe in power of God, not only appeal to Almighty for assistance during crisis but also put the blame on God when things fall apart.
Paresh Rawal plays a Gujarati businessman Kishanlal Mehta who is an Atheist/Nastik (Non-Believer). When his antique store gets destroyed in an earthquake and he is unable to claim the insurance money, as it is damaged by a natural occurrence. Natural disaster is an act of God and not a man-made cause hence a frustrated Kishanlal seeks retribution from debt by filing a case against God himself.
28-year-old Bhavesh Mandalia, delivers a out of the box, intelligent and endearing script which is filled with comedy that will have the audience in splits. The play is also a satire on corrupt practices and malpractice and questions the very core of individual faith. With his brilliant depiction of Kishan the audience is absolutely glued to their seats.