Date : 22nd July 2018
Venue : Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, 43, Race Course Road, Bengaluru
The story of "Bilu Rakkhosh" revolves around the central protagonist "Bilu" who is a direct product of the hollow modernization the current times are going through. Bilu works in IT in a typical corporate environment, although Bilu finds himself strangled and gasping. He loves singing and always wanted to pursue his career as a singer. But he has got trapped himself within his own demons (hence the name!). His own worldly desires along with the expectations of the persons surrounding him takes him for a toss from which he never finds a way out. Bilu's crisis is not as hackneyed as a mid-life one, nor is it as profound as existential. Bilu is a man stuck in time. His life circles around the same circumference every day, piling up on the frustration of not being able to follow his heart. In search of an escape Bilu who rebelled to be a puppet of the reality imposed by others as he creates his own through his delusions, for Bilu albeit living with inviolable demons inside, is also a dreamer.