28th May 2015, Thursday
After the overwhelming response at Cineplay’s first screening of ‘Between The Lines’, Gyaan Adab screened the cineplay for a second time on Thursday, 28th May 2015. Nadia Sen Sharma introduced the concept of a ‘Cineplay’ to those present, after which previews of various cineplays across the country were shown. The feature presentation followed. A new genre of cinema, Cineplay merged the magic of cinema and theatre to bring forth portable plays to audience around the country.
A contemporary play set in urban India, the drama stars Maya (Nandita Das) and Shekhar (Subodh Maskara) – a lawyer couple- who have been married for a decade. Both have dabbled their hands in various aspects of law; Shekhar being a high-profile criminal lawyer, and Maya working diligently for a law firm. As fate would have it, they end up arguing on opposite sides of the same criminal case.
Both feel they are on the just side of law and as the film goes on, it was hard to realize who was right and who wasn’t. Soon enough, the thin line between professional and personal lives get erased and troubles ensue. The script very lightly portrays the difference between the essence of being a man and a woman, and how what one feels is right isn’t always so. The mood for the evening couldn’t have been better as breeze had set in, just as the movie began. Nandita and Subodh’s stellar acting enthralled the viewers who didn’t need an interval and were happy enough to continue the screening till the end.