CFD SHows

Adaptation, Comedy, Drama, Psychological | English | 18yrs + | 2hrs


TURNAROUND is set in the white-collar corporate world, a mysterious and intrigue-ridden space that is not fully understood. The play traverses the thought processes and actions of a senior and well-intended AI expert engineer, who expects to be dealt with fairly and objectively, even if he refuses to suck up to the most senior leadership of the company.

The organisation`s response is as canny as it is funny - and the play shines the spotlight on the orchestrated actions of leaders across the globe to drive to an outcome; underscoring the utterly duplicitous conduct in so-called value(s)-driven large corporates.


Adapted for the Stage, Designed and Directed by Prakash Belawadi 

Based on a short story by Sriram Iyer

Group: Centre for Film and Drama

Production: Eneno Ase Media & Entertainment


Drama | English | 10yrs + | 8hrs


Dr SL Bhyrappa’s believes PARVA is his greatest novel: “It is 20 per cent The Mahabharata, and 80 per cent mine,” he says.  In the novel, he manages to achieve an intimacy with the characters caught in the conflicts of power, lust, love and war, but also maintains a critical distance as the narrator. PARVA is startling in its intellectual and emotional clarity.


PARVA is about human struggles in obliging ourselves even as we are conflicted by our duties to the world we inhabit – to family and friends, to rulers and the ruled. PARVA is Bhyrappa’s interpretation of The Mahabharata, without miracle or divine intervention, as timeless as the epic and always urgent, here and now.


PARVA in English, brings to you this literary classic, with a brilliant stage adaption, passionate acting, live music and creative production design. The original 8-hour performance in Kannada (also adapted and directed by Prakash Belawadi for Mysore Rangayana), did a total of 57 shows, with audiences standing up to applaud for 15 minutes after each performance.  The first run of this English version in October 2023 saw 4 shows and elated, emotional reviews. Come, experience it.


Adapted for the Stage, Designed and Directed by Prakash Belawadi 

Group: Centre for Film and Drama

Production: Eneno Ase Media & Entertainment



n the summer of 1930, a nineteen-year-old Indian boy formulated the fundamental equations that govern the ultimate fate of the stars in our Universe. To his surprise, they indicated that certain stars were destined to collapse into nothingness and become those mysterious objects that we now call black holes.


The boy’s name was Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, the brilliant Indian-American astrophysicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1983. But Chandra’s extraordinary discovery of collapsing stars was suppressed as soon as it was made. And the person responsible for this was Chandra’s own mentor and guru – Sir Arthur Eddington, Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University and the foremost astrophysicist of the age.


Why did Eddington try to destroy Chandra? For a man renowned for his dispassionate commitment to science, Eddington’s actions have been a long-standing mystery in the annals of science. The play attempts to answer this question through an exploration of the intriguing and complex relationship between two giants of modern astrophysics – Chandra and Eddington.


Based on true incidents, this is a story of ambition, friendship and betrayal set against the backdrop of the epoch-making events of the twentieth century – the two world wars, the Indian freedom struggle and above all, the birth of the strange new sciences of relativity and quantum mechanics.



Adapted for the Stage, Designed and Directed by Prakash Belawadi 

Playwright: Nilanjan P. Choudhury

Group: Centre for Film and Drama