Jagriti Season 2015 Desires Unlimited Presents Ramu Ramnathans 3, Sakina Manzil

Jagriti Season 2015 Desires Unlimited Presents Ramu Ramnathans 3, Sakina Manzil

Ticket Price: ₹ 400
Duration:110 Minutes
Playwright:Adapted by Manasi Subramaniamm
Director:Deepak Dhamija
Presented By:Desires Unlimited
Location:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066, India
Event Date & Time
Mon-30-Nov |

Ramu Ramnathan’s 3, Sakina Manzil is an English play and the duration is approximately one hour and forty five minutes.

The play depicts a sensitive portrayal of the 1940s era when both India and the world were fighting for their own share of peace. The world was being ravaged by World War 2 and India was struggling for her Independence. In these times of conflict, the Hindi film industry was finding its own feet and people, their own identity.

But amongst all this and despite it, two lovers were weaving their own dreams, only to watch it tatter in front of their eyes. It’s a story of love born in the times of strife, shaken by a tragic twist of fate and event, later to be re-united in memory, nostalgia and a chance meeting.

Director’s note:
Writer: Ramu Ramanathan
Ramu Ramanathan is an eminent playwright-director proficient in writing Indian dramas in English. Some of the plays penned by him include:
• Shanti, Shanti, It’s a War (1993 All India Best Play Award – The Hindu);
• Mahadevbhai (wherein most of the 150 shows have been in schools, colleges and interiors of Gujarat),
• Collaborators which bagged the BBC Radio Playwriting Regional Award (2003).
Besides this, he has also written the docu-drama – 3, Sakina Manzil – translated into Dutch and performed at the Frankfurt Book Fair. As well as, Jazz and Cotton 56 Polyester 84 which bagged the META awards. He has also penned youthful plays like Curfew, Yaar, What’s the Capital of Manipur, Combat, Sanjivani Super Show and one act plays and radio plays. Ramanathan has written and directed three children’s plays: The Boy Who Stopped Smiling (145 shows) and Medha & Zoombish and Medha & Zoombish II.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.