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Mango Soufflé

Mango Soufflé

A Screen Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani
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‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri

Mango Soufflé, India’s first major gay-themed film, is an adaptation of Mahesh Dattani’s seminal play On a Muggy Night in Mumbai. Kamlesh, a young gay man, invites his friends home ostensibly for an evening of camaraderie. However, with the arrival of his sister and her fiancé, a series of dramatic confrontations is set into motion, leading to startling revelations and unexpected catharsis. Directed by Dattani himself, the film made a splash at various film festivals abroad and even won the Mostra Lambda Award for best film at the Barcelona Film Festival in 2002.

‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee

‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2013

Length : 580 Pages

MRP : ₹99.00

Mango Soufflé

A Screen Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri

Mango Soufflé, India’s first major gay-themed film, is an adaptation of Mahesh Dattani’s seminal play On a Muggy Night in Mumbai. Kamlesh, a young gay man, invites his friends home ostensibly for an evening of camaraderie. However, with the arrival of his sister and her fiancé, a series of dramatic confrontations is set into motion, leading to startling revelations and unexpected catharsis. Directed by Dattani himself, the film made a splash at various film festivals abroad and even won the Mostra Lambda Award for best film at the Barcelona Film Festival in 2002.

‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee

‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

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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 The script of Morning Raga has been archived by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA.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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