National theatre fest draws to a close

The curtains fell on seven-day national theatre festival Bahuroopi on Monday, which was a hub of all types of desi products on the occasion. The fest floated successfully on ‘water’ having the theme of ‘jiva-jala-jivana’

From food to books, from clothes to handicrafts and variety of cuisines was an added feat to artistes and theatre lovers, who thronged the place.

A total of 18 plays at various venues were staged in the fest, with new additions to the event. The badavana bahuroopi organised at different parks in city, also drew huge crowd. The street plays on premises of Kindari Jogi, documentaries at Sriranga, folk arts, yakshagana, puppet shows, painting exhibition, seminars on water and many other arts displayed attracted people in large numbers.

The stalls set up on the premises catered to audience other varieties of arts, books and food. Snack shops, in general had more footfalls.

Sanajana, a resident of Vontikoppal, gulping a panipuri, said, she was there with her family to enjoy a play in the evening as well as to nosh on the snacks there.

She even said that, she came to know through her friend that Bangarpet panipuri was available. “I love them after I tasted them at food mela last year. I was happy to know they are available here,” she added.

Somshekar, a budding artiste, said, he watched many plays, even Malayalam, though he did not understand. “Language is not a problem with theatre, necessary is deep interest about it,” he said.

His sister Lakshmi, a student of Maharani’s Womens College, said, she also watched many plays and documentaries on water.

It is appreciable that the theme was suitable for present situation of globe. “Youth were on par with elder people here, probably which might help in utilising water properly by exchange of dialogues,” she said.

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