The biggest punishment
Saturday, 10 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
The more unbuilt you are the more it bangs!
Monday, 5 September 2022
"Realistic Theatre & Academy" presented plays "Shadi ka dhamaka" and "Aarushi ko ek mauka to do" in Mumbai on 07.08.2022
She can handle more than just homemaking
Two small plays titled as "Shaadi Ka Dhamaka" and "Aarushi Ko Ek Mauka To Do!" were staged on 7 August, 2022 (Sunday) at 6 pm at Piroja Studio, Vile Parle, Mumbai.
The storyline of the first play is like this. Tinku and Bulbul love each other, and things go smoothly for their marriage till Bulbul's wish to create a 'dhamaka' in their marriage. This wish makes the world upside down for them. Will they be able to get married? This can be watched in their hilarious play "Shaadi Ka Dhamaka".
Their second play was a social drama named "Aarushi Ko Ek Mauka To Do!". It is a story of a newly wedded homemaker lady who is determined to do something more than mere homemaking. She faces a lot of challenges and ultimately all discomfitures give way to her determination and courage and she wins. Both the presentations were written and directed by Vipul Patel and the actors were Harry, Snehal Kharat, Pramod Gohil, Nishanthi Evani, Bhavesh Yadav and Vipul Patel.
The audience enjoyed both the plays. They laughed loudly in comedy scenes of the first story "Shaadi Ka Dhamaka". The different characters played by the respective actors as "Tinku" by the artist Harry were liked. They could relate to the current social milieu as faced by a newly married lady in second story "Aarushi Ko Ek Mauka To Do!". There were certainly some scope of improvements at certain points in terms of acting and other forms of presentations.
Realistic Theatre and Acting Academy
Venue: Piroja Studio, Vile Parle East, Mumbai, India.
Saturday, 27 August 2022
Love-story of thieves
"How was the taste of the mutton yesterday?"
Though the Azadpur village of this play is totally aloof from any of the grand democratic countries, it had not succeeded in saving itself from the most rampant feature of 'azadi' that is corruption. The whole lot of working class living in the precincts is fully immersed in corruption. Here "under the table" system rules the roost. All of the policemen, journalists, judges, doctors and businessmen are deeply involved in corruption.
Everyone gets very scared by the news that some from a grand democratic country are scheduled to visit to their village. They know very well that politicians who have higher corruption capability can pose big problems to them. Now the question arises who will bell the cat. After a lot of deliberation it is decided that a journalist and a businessman can be sent to negotiate with the incumbent political leaders who were staying in a hotel. When these two men go to the hotel they think the two thieves as the politicians and try to gratify them by any means. Someone let his wife and other let his daughter meet these thieves. The thieves enjoy the flirts of young women. Ultimately it is open that the two merry-making two men are just thieves and not politicians. And then what happens can best be learnt while watching the play.
The Hindi adaptation by Nirmal Roy is excellent and you can hardly guess that it is just an adaptation of a play by a foreign writer. The director Majee Ashok has put it on the stage deftly. All the actors were young but were able to show their mettle. One of the thieves who was trying to hide his face from the havildar who with his "aapko pahle bhi dekha hai kahin" dialogue had been troubling him consistently each time he came across. That thief gave superb delivery in terms of facial expressions and dialogues. His girlfriend also charmed everyone with her flirts. The other theif also did justice with his role but the scene in which he is genuinely trying to save his (manly) modesty was superb. And there was her girlfriend who was adamant with her coquetry to outrage the modesty of the man in an all-out approach. She put it well. The dancer man with lady's garments stunned everyone with his springiness in body but also with the presentation of feminine finicality in the body-movements. The bearded men in Muslim attire also gave a fantastic performance. All other male and female actors did justice to their characters. The names of the actors were Abhishek, Akhilesh, Aman, Ansh, Arpita, Bhavesh, Deepak, Jayam, Nisha, Pankaj, Vikash and Vinay.
Review by- Hemant Das 'Him'
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Sunday, 21 August 2022
The significance of a dying old man
"Ek room Rasodu" means One Rook Kitchen aka 1RK was the title of the Gujarati play which had been directed by "102 Not Out" and "O My God" fame movie director Umesh Shukla. Nobody among your near or dear ones is worthless. And the guardians who raised you to your present stage can not be discounted upon or treated as unwarranted one? Even though being replete with tickling scenes the script has actually touched the raw nerve of the whole middle-class society.
Let me talk about one of it's show that was performed in Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Chowpaty in Mumbai.
Because the whole play was in Gujarati I could not follow the story fully but am trying to present a synopsis. The headman in the family is old, sick, bed-ridden and living on the support of catheter. Surely, his persistent illness might have been a financial drain for this indigent family. All the members are fed up and even while taking full care of the old man are also waiting him to die. They think that it's only possible after the departure of that old man that they would be able to buy a flat for themselves.
The most wonderful thing about this play is that it is based on a true story. Moreover the melody used in it is live music only. The acting of the whole cast was immaculate. To cite one of such, the young wife playing hysterical scene was unparalleled. The characters of young man, his wife, the flat-seller couple, the old sick man, his wife, children, the goon-man, the priest, the debonair all did full justice with their respective character to make the whole presentation a memorable one.
The frequently changing set-designs were nimble and impressive that created the accurate atmosphere of the different scenes. The actors Jayesh More, Riddhi Nayak Shukla, Pravin Nayak, Neha Pakai, Ved Shah, Kamlesh Oza showed their mettle in natural comedy. It was produced by Sparsh productions. It was by the virtue of a tight script of Jayesh Mehta that every spectator remained alert throughout the show. Apart from giving the supreme credit of the presentation to the director Umesh Shukla he should also be praised for using the advanced version of changeable solid background screens.