Welcome the Lord on stage now

Welcome the Lord on stage now


Welcome the Lord on stage now

The Capital’s wait for the curtains to rise on Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s annual magnum opus Krishna has finally ended.

It is a magnificent drama presentation of a legend replete with mythology and adulation that has been part of the Indian cultural heritage for over 3000 years.

The 35th edition of Krishna portrayed the journey of the Lord from his adorable childhood to youthful antics to the centre stage of human reverence.

The professional and well-researched effort presented the adorable maakhan chor and Radha’s beloved on one hand and on the other hand, the invincible Lord Krishna who commands with wisdom, dignity and strength.

All facets of Lord Krishna were treated and presented with great creative sensitivity and dynamism, lending a mesmeric uniqueness to the whole effort.

The spectacular choreography, lighting, costumes, sound systems and overall ambience are a forte of Shobha Deepak Singh, a Padmashri recipient.

“Three decades ago our ballet commenced with the Raas Leela, devoting much time to the literature. Each year, with a view to broaden the spectrum of the production, a larger part is dedicated to the lesser-known aspects of Lord Krishna’s life,” said Singh after the show.

The first half was devoted to popular episodes like Makhan Chori, Govardhan, and Kalia Raas.

“The second half showed the role of Lord Krishna during the Mahabharata.

Also, the ‘Chakradhari Krishna’ of the second half has been treated as one who has leadership qualities. This second half relied specially on a script with lesser-known facts and incidents from the Mahabharata.

Lord Krishna was played by Shiburam Mohanta and Rakesh Saibabu.

The music is by the well-known vocalist Shubha Mudgal and Pt Shiv Prasad apart from the others while the act has been choreographed by Shobha Deepak Singh and Shashidharan Nair.

Krishna is on till August 11 at Kamani auditorium, from 6.30 p.m. onwards.