Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tagore Theatre Fest concludes with Kabuliwala

Organized by J&K Cultural Academy, the seven-day long 'Tagore Theatre Festival', concluded with dramatized Hindi version of Tagore's famous story Kabuliwala, by Theatre Mitra, at auditorium of state ladies school, Gandhi Nagar, here today.Adapted by Rajneesh Gupta, designed and directed by Sanjay Kapil, the play 'Kabuliwala' was the center warming story of a Pathan from Kabul, who involves Calcutta to earn cash and befriends four-year-old Mini from a middle category family since she reminds him of his own daughter back home.The Pathan decides to travel back home once collecting his dues from a person who has bought a scarf from him.

When he asks for his cash, the person abuses the Pathan, who feeling angry and insulted, gets rid of a knife and kills him accidentally and is imprisoned for ten years. On his unharness, he goes to visualize Mini, however the currently grown-up woman has forgotten him. Stunned, he realizes his own daughter too might have forgotten him by currently. He longs to travel there however has no cash. Eventually, helped with money by Mini's father, he leaves for Afghanistan within the hope of being reunited together with his daughter.Today's production style with suggestive window and therefore the street alluded through minimum use of sets, succeeded in making the atmosphere of a middle category home of a author. Ajay Kohli helped by his own bulky countenance was affective in portrayal of the large however tender 'Kabuliwala'. He conjointly successfully maintained the Pathani accent throughout the play.Chander Sharma as author with passionate heart conjointly gave an honest performance. Shagun Kapil as Mini won the hearts of audience for enacting the role of an innocent and curious kid. different members of the solid included Litika as Razia as Kabuliwala's daughter, Sudesh Kumar as policeman, Sanjay Kapil as Das Uncle.The background music by Surinder Manhas and songs sung by Chander Sharma supported the emotive import of the scenes. The lights were handled competently by Aditya Bhanu, costumes by Shagun Kapil and make-up by Shiv Dev Singh.Dr Sudhir Mahajan, Senior Instructor Drama, the in-charge of pageant, thanked the audience on behalf of the Academy. He conjointly thanked Prof Nalini Kohli, Principal, Government ladies school, Gandhi Nagar, for full cooperation and support.

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