Barff is a Hindi thriller set in a wintry night of Kashmir. Written, directed and acted by veteran film and theatre actor Saurabh Shukla, a play ‘Barff’ was staged at the G.D. Birla Sabhagar presented by Centre Stage Creations.
It questions truth and belief which takes the protagonist on a journey to find ‘Truth of the other side’. It centres round one night (in Kashmir) when a doctor is called in to treat a couple’s ailing daughter. On reaching, he finds that the woman is nursing, not a child, but a doll instead. It leads to a battle of perceptions and ultimately the doctor realises that there is some logic in her belief. The performance transported the audience to Kashmir not just with the dialogues and the storyline but also by recreating the physicality of the location. It showed snowfall on stage since the story takes place on a winter night.
It was a great experience for Kolkata audience since there are not many Hindi thriller plays. They give the audience an edge-of-the-seat experience, which is unmatched.