Reflection of reality

Reflection of reality

Talented troupe

Reflection of reality

The hilarious play, directed by A Dakshayani Bhat, a product of NINASAM, was packed with punchy and witty dialogues, which left the audience in a pool of laughter. The 90 minute play, performed at the Ranga Shankara, was all about Anantu, who arrives in Mumbai with the dream of becoming a popular playback singer. He stays at the home of Godhu Akka, a tough and clever old woman, as a paying guest. As his efforts to realise his dream go in vain, he conspires to murder Godhu Akka to arrange for the money required to release his own music cassettes. Meanwhile, he falls in love with Revathi, the daughter of a neighbour, but she eventually rejects his love.

But at the climax, the plot takes an unimaginable turn and leaves the audience awestruck. Anil, who played the role of Anantu, did justice to the role and Seetaram Sharma’s performance as Godhu Akka stole everyone’s heart and got the audience’s empathy at the end. A special mention must be made of Dakashayani Bhat’s neat direction work and creative stage designing. Interestingly, many youngsters turned out to watch the play and did not leave any opportunity to cheer loudly for the funny dialogues.

As the play had many things that the young audience could relate to — dreams, love, ambitions and failure they easily got involved in the storyline. “There are many Anantus in the real world, who go behind their dreams in a crazy manner and end up doing wrong things. Everyday, thousands of youngsters land in metropolitan cities with the hope of finding luck but a majority of them shift their interests towards other things when they are halfway in between. The play deals with this issue in detail and is unique in
many ways,” says Mahalasa, a student. Though at some places, the loose script disappoints you, the budding artists involve you in the play with their cheerful acting and collective synergy.

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