In continuation to the a hundred and fiftieth year birth celebrations of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the Seven-Day competition of Rabindranath Tagore's plays, organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, started, here today.
With the Abhinav Theatre closed for repairs, the competition, being held at the Gandhi Nagar Government girls faculty Auditorium, opened with adaptation of Tagore's short story 'Khazana', in Hindi by Nav Durga Kala Mandir.
The play custom-made, dramatized and directed by Shashi Bhushan, was a discuss the materialistic tendencies within the society. That how folks driven by the insatiable want for hidden treasures as a panacea for assuaging their material wealth and standing, stop puzzling over the $64000 treasure: the bounties of life that surrounds them just like the nature, setting, land and also the family.
The plot of the play revolves around one Ravishankar who finding that the skull-given by his grandfather that contained the map to a hidden treasure-has been stolen leaves his home and wife to look for a similar.
After a sequence of events, he succeeds to find the treasure however is unable to induce out of the spot. Thirsty and hungry, he realizes that the $64000 treasure isn't the wealth however bounties that outline one's life and to be able to live it with fullness is that the real treasure.
Despite the shortage of fascinating facilities like correct lights and sound equipment and different infrastructure in Gandhi Nagar Government girls faculty Auditorium, today's presentation-notwithstanding the technical handicap of dim lights, that place nice strain upon the spectators-managed to bring home to the audience the message of the play.
Dilshad Shazi within the role of Ravishanker gave an honest performance. He was particularly effective within the Cave sequence where he goes ecstatic once discovering the treasure. Kamaljeet Singh within the personification of 'Khazana' as a snake additionally performed well.
Other members of the forged included Shashi Bhushan and Shishupal Khajuria as Sadhus, Rakesh Dogra as Grandfather and Pujajri, Komal Parihar as Radhika, Aman Verma as Villager. The members of the chorus included Ishmeet Kaur, Vanshika Kour, Muskan Kour, Jaspreet Kour, Renu, Aishwariya Sumbria, Mehak Sharma, Surbhi Kalsi, and Prabharanjanee.
The music and also the 'chorus' of young dancers choreographed and designed by Padam Nath Kotwal, an alumni of IMFA, Jammu, proved to be a mainstay in structuring the play style. The locales of forest, temple, and also the cave through completely different groupings of the 'chorus' were adequately communicated. The costumes style was by Ramesh Malhotra, make-up by Ritu Manhas and lights by Aditya Bhanu.
Nwang Rigzin Jora, minister for tourism and culture, the chief guest of the perform, whereas appreciating the work of Gurudev, said that by dent of his outstanding literary achievements Tagore had created India proud.
Earlier in his welcome address, Commissioner Secretary, tourism and culture and Secretary Academy, Atal Dulloo said that the Tagore theatre competition, that was inaugurated nowadays, would feature fourteen plays of Gurudev. Of that seven are staged at Jammu whereas an equal range of such plays would be showcased in Kashmir valley within the days ahead.
Among others former secretaries of Academy, Prof. Rita Jitendra and Balwant Thakur were additionally gift on the occasion. The Academy was represented by its extra secretaries, Savita Bakshi, Shamima Akhter and Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn. The programme proceedings were conducted by Academy's senior drama instructor, Dr. Sudhir Mahajan.