Neeraj gears up for Short and Sweet Festival with his first original play


Game artist, poet and now a scriptwriter. Neeraj Pandey is looking forward to this phase of his creative life. His first original short play in Hindi will get showcased as part of the Short and Sweet Festival 2015. He’s also part of the cast. He dons many hats and enjoys each roles.

His play ‘Aaees Paees’ is a satire on Indian political system. The poster of this play bagged the second prize. “This 10-minute format gives you the scope to experiment, try different ideas and convey your story beautifully,” says Neeraj. “For ‘Aaees Paees’ , we have experimented quite a bit. We have added some desi and folk touch as well,” he adds.


Neeraj says he is optimistic of the play’s chances in the festival even though majority of the plays are in English. The cast of ‘Aaees Paees’ features Saurabh, Kriti, Aarun, Neeraj and is directed by the talented Sarbajeet Das. This play is presented under the theatre group TOYO (Theatre On your Own ). This play will be staged on April 5 at 8 pm at Alliance Francaise, Vasanth Nagar.


The group also presents another 10-minute short play named ‘God in the loo’. The title of the play itself sounds promising. This play will be staged on April 12 at 4pm.