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Ek Alag Mausam

Ek Alag Mausam

A Screen Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani
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Aparna is still coming to terms with having contracted AIDS from her husband and being forced to end her pregnancy when she begins working at Jeevan Jyot, a hospice set up specifically for HIV patients. There, she meets George, another volunteer who also works with children, and starts developing feelings for him.

In order to allow herself to be happy, she must get over the fears holding her back. But it isn’t easy considering how society treats AIDS patients. At the hospice, they teach the kids to seize the day and celebrate life, but Aparna is struggling to accept that herself.

A heartfelt, tender tribute to the forgotten survivors of a terrible epidemic, Mahesh Dattani beautifully highlights the issues of taboo and ignorance surrounding HIV/AIDS through this screenplay for the film Ek Alag Mausam. Directed by K.P. Sasi and starring Nandita Das, Rajit Kapur and Anupam Kher, the film was released in India in 2005.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2013

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Ek Alag Mausam

A Screen Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani

Aparna is still coming to terms with having contracted AIDS from her husband and being forced to end her pregnancy when she begins working at Jeevan Jyot, a hospice set up specifically for HIV patients. There, she meets George, another volunteer who also works with children, and starts developing feelings for him.

In order to allow herself to be happy, she must get over the fears holding her back. But it isn’t easy considering how society treats AIDS patients. At the hospice, they teach the kids to seize the day and celebrate life, but Aparna is struggling to accept that herself.

A heartfelt, tender tribute to the forgotten survivors of a terrible epidemic, Mahesh Dattani beautifully highlights the issues of taboo and ignorance surrounding HIV/AIDS through this screenplay for the film Ek Alag Mausam. Directed by K.P. Sasi and starring Nandita Das, Rajit Kapur and Anupam Kher, the film was released in India in 2005.

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Mahesh Dattani

Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screen writer, film - maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. For his writing he was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Souffle and morning Raga. The script of Morning Raga has been archived by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA. His screenplays, along with his stage plays, have been published by Penguin. Dattani is also a workshop facilitator for several writing and acting courses, having conducted workshops in many parts of the world, most notably at the Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently in Shanghi with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4.

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