Jazba has remained a reputed theatre society of Delhi University since its inception. In July 2018, Jazba commenced with its 13th session. In the current academic session, Jazba Threatre Society is a team of 20 students who were selected through a rigorous three-phase process of auditions. The students get chosen on the basis of their talent, confidence and presentation skills in the field of acting. To train its actors, the society conducted a month long theatre workshop focusing on body language and acting skills.
Each year, the society prepares stage plays and street plays which are performed at various stage shows and competitions organized by different institutions across the country.
Achievments and Events
In the previous academic session, Jazba team participated in various stage play competition with their play “Bali Aur Shambhu” which was directed by Mr. Pawan Chauhan. The play was performed at Sri Ram Centre as a part of Mahavidyala Natya Samaroh organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad. One of the members, Tapan Kosh, was awarded the position of the Best Actor for his role in “Bali Aur Shambhu” at the Sri Ram Centre. The team also went to IIM Ahmedabad in the month of January where it bagged the first position for our stage play ‘Bali Aur Shambhu’.
This year, the team participated in various Street and Stage Play Competitions in and outside of Delhi. These include the cultural fests of several colleges like IIT Delhi, Lady Shri Ram College, Gargi College, Zakir Hussain College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Irwin College and several others. The society also performed its stage and street plays at events like the 15th Natsamrat at Muktadhara Auditorium and at the 8th Theatre Olympics organized by the National School of Drama. Apart from these, the society also did public performances at Vishwavidyalaya, delhi and at Transit Camp, Anand Parvat.
Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition
Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition (SNMNNC) is the annual theatre festival of Jazba Theatre Group, the dramatics society of Ramanujan College. In 2018, SNMNNC’18 was the eighth edition of the two-day event. The competition has 36 participating teams, out of which 12 were shortlisted for the final round of the competition. the final round of the competition was held at the Central Park, Connaught Place. The event stirred huge crowd to watch the enthralling performances. Apart from awarding the top three teams, few awards were also given under the catergories of Best Actor (male and female), best script, best music and best video entry. Overall, the event was a great success.
- Panchi Aise Aate Hain (2018-19)
Vijay Tendulkar’s play ‘Panchi Aise Aate Hain’ is a light-hearted story of a vagabond Arun Sarnaik who ends up in Pradkar household. Playing with his memory, he fools his family into welcoming him as kin. He meets their unmarried and frustrated daughter, Saru. The story leads up to volatile situations when he convinces Saru to get married. Free from material bonds, Arun finds a way to pull himself out of the situation.
- Bali Aur Shambhu (2017-18)
Is old age that phase in a person’s life, where he must simply relive his past glories, retrospect his actions and waste away precious time, awaiting his final moments? Or can it also be a time to build new relationships and cross all things off one’s bucket list?
Set in an old-age home, “Bali aur Shambhu” is the story of an unlikely friendship which blossoms between two completely distinct personalities.
Shambhu, an irascible man who visits his dream world repeatedly and struggles with keeping up with his reality, now has to come around to accommodate the gregarious Bali, who is forced to find a refuge in the old age home because his family doesn’t want him.
Everything, ranging from Shambhu’s misconception about his son-in-law, Shubhankar to his love for his daughter – Titli, seems to tumble down with time.
- Beemar Zindagi (2018-19)
The present population has started to pursue pleasure with a breathless haste and all the changes today seem to be happening at too fast a pace.
We don’t realize that most of our choices that involve immediate reward come with some harm but our desire to take the path of least resistance is too strong that we keep following our bad habits and those nearly effortless gestures make way for an unhealthy body and mind and ultimately end of life, death.
Optimizing time management and balancing professional and personal life is the need of hour. We miserably fail to have our own formula defining the composition of career, family, friends and self into our integrated whole. Our busy lives have led to social isolation and henceforth, the human bodies today, suffer with several lifestyle diseases.
We intend to prevent the deterioration of mental and physical health with the changes in our lifestyle or we may end up losing the very essence of our lives.
- ‘UNTITLED’ (2017-18)
“Our nature towards nature has provoked the nature to make a call for the natural benefit.”
But unfortunately, this cry for help has been turned down by us for ages, due to which the “social” animal has even been forced to speak the unspoken norms, and limit the shortcomings of the society, but even that is not enough.
Being civilized and sensible citizens of a country is not just limited to not litter or follow laws. It involves taking full responsibility of our actions and showing a sense of awareness towards it.
Blaming is an essential ‘adaptive strategy’ – Reflexive and ‘Primitive’ but we have started a chain of running away from our responsibilities and playing the ‘Blame Game.’ This nature of ours has led to a wave of destruction, which is ultimately going to come for us.