‘The Bureaucrat’, written by Anuvab Pal and directed by Kunaal Roy Kapur, depicts a government servant at three different stages of his life (played by Anand Tiwari, Neil Bhoopalam and Bugs Bhargava Krishna respectively). The play, which arcs through five decades, is a clever comment on corruption and bureaucracy in the country.
Anuvab Pal’s outright hilarious piece ‘The Bureaucrat’ examines and concurrently bursts the bubble of India Shinning through the mindful characterization of a government officer. Directed by Kunal Roy Kapoor, the role of the bureaucrat is played by three actors: Bugs Bhargava Krishna, Neil Bhoopalam and Anand Tiwari. Bugs who plays the larger chunk in the piece has impeccable timing. However his characterization is slightly weak. As a matter of fact all three actors play the same role very differently without a thread of similarity. Crisp and peppered with tongue-in-cheek humour, the piece sets the tone for the others to come.