Dario Fo's OTS

Operation Three Star

Adaptaion of
Dario Fo's
 by Amitabh Srivastava 
Lyrics-Piyush Mishra
Direction -Arvind Gaur
First show - May,1997 (More than 200 shows all over India) 
About The Play
Grounded in a very specific, disturbing political reality the Operation Three Star (Adaptaion of Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist ) offers a scathing comment the real events which are criminal and obscene in their brutality: Crimes of the state .
With his seemingly insane logic the maniac is instrumental in unmasking the criminal folly of the law enforcing agency in its attempts to cover up heinous action. He persistently ridicules the police's shaky case and forces them to re-enact the situation in that led to the 'suicide' of a 'terrorist' under their custody.
Subsequently, they contradict themselves to dismantle the whole issue of half-truths and non-sequiturs. An escalating series of impersonations and misunderstandings extend a particular viewpoint.
The jerk from comic gags to a fuller awareness of serious issue becomes a potent device as the crude violence of the power-that-be is recognized.
Nikhat Kazmi
Times of India


Today when newspaper headlines are screaming about

police atrocities, operation three star becomes a compelling study on the anatomy of violence... taut, energetic and embellished with a compelling performance by actors,OTS becomes a noteworthy addition to Asmita's repertoire… Imaginative methodology, which is reflected in,plays Tughlaq, Court-Martial and O.T.S




Smita Nirula (Pioneer)

Very relevant and timely...the play comes down hard on police brutality, inefficiency & connivance .


Kavita Nagpal  (Hindustan Times)

Gaur updated the script with contemporary references of police Violence, bhagalpur, rape in police custody, killing of two innocent Businessmen in C.P
Saroj Vashist  (Delhi Monday)
Arvind Gaur's direction has acquired a noticeable tautness...the tempo was well maintained and changes of scene effected smoothly...Thought provoking. The group sang, danced and soft peddled and Impressed the full house.
Amit Kumar (Rashtriya Sahara)

Competent direction...powerful performance...one more achievement by Arvind Gaur and his team Asmita.


Opening show actors- 1997
Inspector Vajpayee
Deepak Dobriyal
Naven Tyagi
The maniac 
Piyush Mishra 
Inspector Pahuja
Rajesh Bagotra /Asish Sharma 
Manu Rishi Chadha
Ftima Abbasi
Sonu Mishra
Actors who performed later
Inspector Vajpayee

Hasim Haider ,Wasim Azad, Arun Khatana, Manish,Tanmay,Malay Garg,Rahul Datta

Amit  Kohli, Kapil Gulati, Parvaz Khan,Gulzar,Sunil Rawat,Raj Sharma
The maniac
Rajesh Bagotra, Hasim Haider,Parvaz Khan, Sandeep Srivastava,
Pushpa Raj Rawat, Viren Basoya
Inspector Pahuja
Wassim, Shailendra Vist ,Pankaj Yadav
Girish Pal, Rahul Batra, Malay Garg, Bajrang Bali Singh
Ftima Abbasi
Sapna Khatana, Amita Walia, Jyoti Verma
School of Planning and Architecture , SPANDAN Show
(7th,8th March 1997) 
Inspector Vajpayee -Vaibhav Dimri
Havaldar -Sadia Anwar
The maniac - Monolita Chatterjee
Inspector Pahuja-Swastik Harish
S.P.Verma -Sunil Jasuja
Ftima Abbasi- Mukta Naik