Y.Gee. Mahendran's "Swadesi Iyer" - Thought provoking non-stop comedy play.
Swadeshi Aiyar, Y.Gee. Mahendra's new play, attempts to spoof the modern ills in contemporary society. The play begins in 1945 when an 80-year-old man extracts a promise from his grandson that he will stick to traditional values and customs.
Sankar Aiyar (Y Gee) is rooted in disciplinarian life very much attached to orthodox values and customs, thus earning the hostility of his wife Visalam, two sons and daughter. Mahatma Gandhi interacts with the Aiyar family and questions him on the progress of India in 2008. The answers and response he gets spark of hilarious scenes with audience roaring with laughter. Though Sriram has penned the dialogues with innovative thought, Y Gee has created his magnum opus of his life in Swadeshi Aiyar. Besides directing the play, he has taken up dual roles (Sankar Aiyar and his grand father) to mouth witty dialogues suffused with loads of humour and satire.
Date / Time
04-03-2012 7.00 pm
Vanimahal, GN Chetty Road, (Mahaswamigal Hall), T.Nagar, Chennai.