MICA’s theatrical production ‘Ladai’ to put light on issues plaguing the nation

Nearly 40 students of MICA will enact a rendition of ‘Ladai,’ a famous play by Late. Shri
Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena as Sankalp-the theatre society at MICA, brings its muchanticipated

annual production on January 22, 2023, to Natarani Amphitheatre, Ahmedabad 


Ahmedabad, Jan 20:  Students of MICA, India’s premier management B-school for Strategic
Marketing and Communication, Ahmedabad gear up to give Amdavadis a taste of participative
drama. Through their annual production, the student-run theatre society at MICA – Sankalp – this
year will perform a rendition of ‘Ladai’ written by the Late. Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena at Natarani
Amphitheatre on January 22, 2023.

Ladai is a play that highlights issues that are plaguing the nation at its core and areas where a small
change can lead to a better future for one and all. Directed by second-year students Raghuveer TR
and Shashwat Jain, the annual production has an ensemble cast of 38 actors from across different
courses at MICA. It aims to bring together a unique blend of different people from different
backgrounds who’ll perform together in synergy to create an experience to remember for all those
witnessing the live performance.

The co-director, Raghuveer TR said, “We chose this play because of its relevance to the present
times. We also want to instil the thought of people coming together for the welfare of the nation
and one another.”

Shashwat Jain, co-director of the play, added, “Sankalp has been the flag bearer of creative
expression through theatre for the last three decades, providing its students with a stage to perform
nationally renowned plays. This play is special as we are back after two long years.”
Sharing his experience, a first-year student Shounak Sengupta, said, “I have always been passionate
about the stage, and I am glad that I will be able to channel it through Sankalp.

Additionally, the chance to perform two shows at the Natarani Theatre is a huge opportunity for us, and we feel
privileged. The team has been very supportive and is working really hard with us to make this
production come to life. We sincerely hope that the play becomes a moving experience for the
audience and will succeed in uniting people in the perpetual fight for justice and righteousness.”
As a part of this tradition, each year, MICAns come together as one force to stage a grand play for
its Amdavadi audience. In the past 14 years, Sankalp has put up renowned works such as Girish
Karnad’s ‘Tuglaq,’ Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Encounter in Umbugland’, Dharmavir Bharti’s ‘Suraj Ka
Satwan Ghoda,’ Woody Allen’s ‘Death’, ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ by Nina Paley, among others.

Whom: Open for all
Where: Natarani Amphitheatre, Ahmedabad
The venue location is
When: January 22, 2023

Satyavrat, a middle-aged common man, agitated by the issues plaguing the country, goes on a trial
to solve everything by himself to instil thoughts of justice in the minds of the common public. His
quest for justice and change takes him on a journey like never seen before. Will he succeed in his
attempt? Will he be able to bring in the change he wants? Watch the play and see for yourself.