Mahesh Dattani





Mahesh Dattani


Born
in Bangalore, India
August 07, 1958


Mahesh Dattani is an Indian director, actor, playwright and writer. He wrote such plays as Final Solutions, Dance Like a Man, Bravely Fought the Queen, On a Muggy Night in Mumbai, Tara,Thirty Days in September and'The murder that never was', starring Dheiraj Kapoor. He is the first playwright in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi award. His plays have been directed by eminent directors like Arvind Gaur, Alyque Padamsee and Lillete Dubey. Dattani is also a film director. His debut film is Mango Souffle, adapted from one of his plays. He also wrote and directed the movie Morning Raaga.

Average rating: 3.73 · 342 ratings · 16 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Dance Like a Man: A Stage P...

3.62 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Tara: A Play In Two Acts

3.92 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Collected Plays, Vol. 1

3.98 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Final Solutions And Other P...

3.55 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1994
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Bravely Fought The Queen

3.74 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Where There's a Will: A Sta...

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Final Solutions: A Stage Play

3.64 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Brief Candle: Three Plays

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Seven Steps around the Fire...

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On a Muggy night in Mumbai:...

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“Those who survive are those who do not defy the gravity of others. And those who desire even a moment of freedom, find themselves hurled into space, doomed to crash with some unknown force. I no longer desire that freedom. I move, just move. Without meaning.”
Mahesh Dattani, Tara: A Play In Two Acts

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