Aarohi - A Kinkini Production

Royal Opera House
Mama Paramanand Marg, Charni Road East, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India

Synopsis: Aarohi, a kathak dancer is born in the rich tradition of the Lucknow gharana and daughter of Pandit Banwarilal & Firozy begum. A cheerful, bubbly, innocent girl and a fiery dancer, she falls in love with the debonair Inderjeet, also a kathak dancer. Life takes a turn when she marries him and finds herself distorted by his vile ways. She finds herself torn between her guilt and the deception by the man she loved. Her guilt of allowing him to bring down the one thing she revered most…. her dance and the punishment she gives herself for trusting Inderjeet. The struggle and the challenge to break free from her past and her guilt is the Journey of Aarohi. Aarohi is placed at a crossroad where she has to decide between living in fear or facing the skeletons of her past. The moment she realises that her past is in her memory, she must break free from it and knock down all the obstacles laid out in her path. She realises that free will is a gift and she has to use it but not until she fights for it. That’s nature’s plan, which Aarohi one day will realise and then nature will not have to write her path, because Aarohi will write her own.


Saturday, September 7, 2019: 7 PM at Balgandharva Rangmandir, Bandra
Sunday, September 8, 2019: 7 PM at Royal Opera House, Mumbai.    

Cast & Credits:
  • Cast:
    • Kiran Bhargava (Older Aarohi)
    • Ravi Jhankal (Pt. Banwarilal)
    • Gautam Rode (Inderjeet)
    • Dhaani Jhankal (Younger Aarohi)
    • Dr. Deepti Dyondi
    • Himanshu V Gokani
    • Sanjay Bhatiya
  • Story, Design & Direction - Salim Akhtar
  • Choreography & Costumes - Anita Ordia
  • Writer - Ashok Mishra
  • Additional Dialogues - Era Tak
  • Music Director - Kajal Ghosh
Kiran Bhargava
Gautam Rode