With an endeavour to make the elderly smile and explore their unexplored talent to the masses, Toli Film and Theatre organised Muskurahat that staged two comedy plays titled Kaan Baan Shaan and Main Ram Banna Chahta Hun, written and directed by Rajeev Sinha.
Muskurahat: Lonely But Not Alone underlined the lives of those senior citizens who are isolated from their families and spend their lives at old age homes. For them, it is certainly not fun to stay away from friends, family and relatives. Isolated from their near and dear ones, this generation feels lonesome, bored to tears and anxious of future consequences. The event was a complete entertainment program that dealt with their current emotional state and bring a smile on those wrinkled faces.
Kaan Baan Shaan is a dramatisation of the famous poem Garib Das Ka Shunya by poet Ashok Chakra Dhar. The story revolves around Garib Das and his brother-in-law, and highlights different aspects of corruption.
Main Ram Banna Chahta Hu is a story about an actor in Ram Lila who wants to graduate from playing a darbaari to the central character of Ram. But somehow ends up getting the role of Sita.All proceeds from the event were donated to Aayurdha, an old age home.
The Lion Society for Art & Social Welfare, led by some young professionals, specialists in their fields work with a common aim to create awareness about treating everyone, especially the elderly with respect. The group has been organising plays for inmates of various old-age homes which are mostly satirical or comic.