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With no explicitly defined characters and three real life people switching roles on stage, Butter And Mashed Banana portrays the story of a boy born to parents belonging to two different political parties. The challenges that the boy faces even before taking birth in this world of choices and conditional living is interwoven with his journey through to success of being a famous author of a internationally bestselling book, which is then made into an Oscar winning movie.
The real challenge or rather struggle that the then ‘boy’ faces is to ‘establish’ himself in the Indian scenario where his book and movie are under serious scrutiny by the censor board, consisting of well educated lawyer, economists, artists and other ‘significant’ members. The consistent and failed efforts of the author to publish his book and release the movie in India frustrates him enough hence drives him to take politics as a career. The play ends with an elaborate discussion on why the dictionary would be banned by the government, justified by reasons relating to “socially immoral” use of dictionary to source the meanings of the words that otherwise do not belong to the far and wide spread “Indian Culture”. The last dialogue by the new politician and the 'failed' author highlights all the words that begin with ‘F’, ending with the word “free”.
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