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Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 21 Feb 2024



Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

English | 100 Minutes with an interval

Turnaround adapted from a short story by Sriram Iyer and directed by Prakash Belawadi premieres at ArtMantram Trust’s Karnataka Kalotsava.

Turnaround is a play set in the white-collar corporate world, a mysterious and intrigue-ridden space that is not fully understood. The play traverses the thought processes and actions of a senior and well-intended executive who expects to be dealt with fairly and objectively even if he refuses to suck-up to the most senior leadership of the company. The organisation’s response is as canny as it is funny – and the play shines the spotlight on the orchestrated actions of leaders across the globe to drive to an outcome; underscoring the utterly duplicitous conduct in so-called value(s)-driven large corporates.

Turnaround is based on a short story by Sriram Iyer

Adapted for the stage, designed and directed by Prakash Belawadi

Produced by Centre for Film and Drama

Abhijeet Shetty
Naveen Kumar J
Keerthi Bhanu
Shibani Rao
Teju Belawadi
Apurv Aniruddh
Nikhil Nanaiah
Zainab Hameed
and Militsa

Music – AI

Lighting Design – Pradeep Belawadi

Production Management – Eneno Ase Media & Entertainment LLP

In collaboration with



Sriram Iyer


Until recently, Sriram Iyer was a senior finance professional working in some of the largest corporates in India, US and the Middle East.

He published his first collection of short stories in the corporate work space, ” Musings of a Corporate Voyeur” in 2012.

Academically, he is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost And Works Accountants of India and has an MBA from the University of Illinois.

He lives in Bangalore with his wife and son.

Prakash Belawadi


Prakash Belawadi is a noted film and theatre actor, director, filmmaker, journalist, media and television personality. He is co-founder of the Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore, and launched the Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts in 2012. He has made several documentary films and Kannada TV serials (‘Garva’, ‘Illiruvudu Summane’) in addition to acting and directing numerous Kannada and English plays. He has also acted in Hindi films such as Airlift, Talwar, Madras Cafe and other. He is recipient of the National Award for his feature film Stumble (2002), and the Karnataka Nataka Academy Award (2012)