"What an intense performance by the 'Kanyadaan' team in this play ..... Folks should not miss the last showing at 4pm Sunday to witness the amazing local talent we are privileged to have ... thank you team for amazing experience."
"Thanks for picking a play the presents complex characters... they were layered, complex, complicated and each in their own way complicit and resisting the social pressures. It was such a relief to watch 'desi' theater that captured aspects of real life. The cast did a wonderful job too."
"Something that makes you think, question your moralities, ponder on your idealist principles, wonder about your true identity.... At least, that is what Kanyadaan did to me... A thought-provoking offering from the bejeweled crown of Prathidhwani's drama wing..."
"Pratidhwani's Kanyadaan is a MUST WATCH! I watched their first show last evening and was blown away. The story haunts you, questions your choices, your values. Who you were, who you've become. Grab your tickets before they're all gone! Yesterday was a Full house!"
"Congratulations to you and the crew! Both of us really enjoyed the drama, I think you excelled yourself with Kanyadaan. Very impressive! Great job once again. IMO, Pratidhwani's strongest play till date ... no one should miss it."
"... the play had me engrossed... There is a very different and unorthodox message which needs to come through and it came through pretty well... “Yeh hota hai na play!" is what my dad told me... I think this is a great play for the Drama wing. Give my best to the full team."
--Gurvinder Pal Singh
"Can idealism be emascualting? When does idealism turn into patriarchal dominance? Is there a role for human agency o does societal structure always condition outcomes? Can we excuse the exploitation wreaked by the exploited ? Several interesting conversations - see Kanyadaan at ECT!"
Just saw Vijay Tendulkar's "kanyadaan" in Hindi staged by Pratidhwani at the ECT - a very moving powerful layered script very ably interpreted by the actors and the director! Probably pratidhwani's best play I've seen (or acted in).
-- Sagar Khare
"I loved the play! hats off to the team!! tendulkar succeeds yet again in provoking thoughts & dialog about a social issue most of us do not tackle. I think jyoti was superbly courageous... the way she chooses to live by the ideals she has been imparted, even tho her dad doesn't... how she confronts him and exposes his own hypocrisy... and how she realizes through her experiences... the good and bad are all within each of us - its a 'package deal' one chooses to accept or not!!"
-- Pallavi Agarwal
"It is a serious, thought provoking play... In the end you are left wondering whether to root for Jyoti who wants to conquer her demons or to encourage and support her to come to her senses. The fighter in me wants to join Jyoti in her battle and condemn her dad; the dad in me fears for her and wants to rescue her."
-- Krishnan Menon