Words Have Been Uttered

Words Have Been Uttered

Directed by

Sunil Shanbag

Imagined by

Irawati Karnik, Sunil Shanbag, Sapan Saran

“… stimulating … entertaining … thought provoking …”

India Today

“... stirring ... hilarious ... amusing ... powerful ... a rich and soulful voice”

Shanta Gokhale

Dissenting, or holding an opinion in opposition to a prevailing idea, is an integral part of the Indian tradition in which we accept that there are many ways of looking and living in the world. Disagreement, debate, doubt, curiosity, philosophical contests, dialogue, all contribute to the fabric of civilizations, particularly the Indian, and it is no wonder we are termed “argumentative”.

Dissent has also produced powerful cultural expression - poetry, song, theatre, satire, stories - resisting tyranny, provoking us, challenging us, and making us re-discover our innate humanity.

Come share with us profound expressions of dissent on caste, gender, the relationship between the individual and the state, and language, from India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, the USA, Palestine and Iraq.

We promise you an evening of great stimulation, emotion and reflection.

120 minutes with interval | English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi


Actors: Jaimini Pathak, Ayesha Raza, Hemant Hazare, Sapan Saran, Mansi Multani, Irawati Karnik, Yasir Iftikhar Khan, Nachiket Devasthalli, Sunil Shanbag, Rohit Das, Varun Kulkarni

Animation: Afrah Shariq

Set Design: Vivek Jadhav

Design Assistant:

Sneha Sharan

Music Compositions: Rohit Das, Mansi Multani

Translations: Aslam Parvez, Sapan Saran

Project Interns: Nitin Gupta, Dakshita Gupta

Poster Design: Amit Maladkar at Studio 24

Stage Manager: Taranjit Kaur

Production Support: Ganesh Sonavane, Ashish Kumar Soni