Labyrinth of Lies and Laughter

A still from Run For your Wife

A still from Run For your Wife

Rishi Mehta has never been bound by rules. On the contrary, he’s broken many. Having said that, there is one rule he lives by—entertaining people till their smiles reach their ears. In his play, Run for Your Wife, of which he is the director, Mehta delights the audience with a romantic comedy about living life to the fullest.
 

A still from the play

A still from the play

 
Taxi driver Sabby Gill from South Delhi has two wives. He’s been able to get away with this arrangement for some time now. He follows a strict schedule at both homes that ensures peace in his paradise. Trouble, however, starts brewing when a head injury causes his routine to go off-track. What follows is a cascade of lies that Sabby weaves to save face. “Comedy is the best form of entertainment. It makes people laugh, which is the greatest thing an individual can do for another one,” says Mehta.

He doesn’t follow any particular style of direction, but infusing humour is something he likes. “Anything that tickles my funny bones (and, if you look at me, you’ll realise I have a lot to places to be tickled), makes for good material to build upon a fantastic story,” says Mehta. Run for Your Wife is one such laugh riot, he emphasises.

Published: 30th Aug 2015

The Sunday Standard

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