Laughter riot at play

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lively Scenes fromYamaloka.

Both the plays saw mythological characters coming together with people from this generation. Krishna Sandana is a play which is based at the time of the Mahabharata. A group of villagers, along with the help of their teacher, tries to enact Krishna Sandana to the people of their village. In fact, this is a play within a play, which has 13 girls in it and the actors have much similarity to the characters they portray.

The girls were dressed in bright silk costumes and were appropriate. There were hardly any props and the language had a rural touch to it which enhanced the originality of the play. It also had a social message on the importance of education. Yamaloka, which was performed by Vijaya College, was another comedy which had the audience in splits. As many as 18 students took part in the play. The play is set in Yamaloka and is divided into two situations that happen simultaneously. A man, who plays Yama’s character, dies and reaches Yamaloka. He tries to fool everyone there saying that he is the Yama. Since there are two ‘Yamas’ now, Chitragupta gives a test to find out who the real Yama is.

Meanwhile, there are other people who come to Yamaloka. A drunkard, an actress and her driver, an activist and a scientist. At the end of the play, social messages like encouraging rural development, abstaining from drinking and education of children were passed on to the audience.

The costumes were with accordance to the play and the music was good. The dialogues were delivered well, the props and the stage were used properly.

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