Reality on stage

Poignant Portrayal

Reality on stage

Tatyana Moha is the Kannada adaptation of Mahaswetha Devi’s Bengali play Jhonny and Urvashi.

The play depicts the current socio-economic problems faced by people who are categorised as below poverty line in our country. The play revolves around certain characters that represent the epitome of bad luck, poverty and illness. The play starts with a bad news where the protagonist is diagnosed with throat cancer. This cancer indirectly represents the creamy layer of the upper society, the kind of cancer they are suffering from is shown through various other forms in the play. The play portrays the ill deeds of the creamy layer in the form of epidemics to them.

Along with a socio-economic aspect, the story is woven into a love story, where Satya is in love with a girl called Moha, this aspect kept the audience on their toes as Moha is not disclosed till the very end. Satya and  has a close friend in Ramanna and they together show the audience the strong bond which they share as friends. The story is very well supported by superstitious characters that show the audience the present society in a different way.

The stage was used well with appropriate props, the costumes were also in sync with the story and added to the authenticity of the characters and made the audience relate more with them. Good lighting at the right time was also used. Subhash who had come to watch the play says, “The play was good, I liked the Mayavi Agori Baba’s role he was
very good. The story is an eye opener. It speaks about love, poverty and friendship.”

The lead role was played by Sriharsha Grama along with equally supportive roles played by Bharath Kashyap, Hanumanthaiah, Madhuvathi G, Nagashree D M, Abhijeeth, Anup Shenoy and Rangaraj Bhatracharya. The music for the play was scored by Bharath Kashyap and Sunil Shastri. The play was directed by Abhishek Iyengar and designed by Sriharsha Grama.

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