JAMMU, Feb 2: In its weekly ‘Sunday Theatre’ series, Natrang staged ‘Diary Kuse Lok Naath Di’, a play in Dogri based on the story written by Prof Madan Mohan Sharma.
As the title suggests, the play revolves around the diary of one ‘Lok Naath’. The writer’s son finds a diary from a park and takes it to his home. Reading the pages of the diary, he finds very interesting and dramatic life account of one Lok Naath. The life of Lok Naath is portrayed in such an interesting manner that a common-man identifies with each situation and turn of his life. The opening pages finds Lok Naath disillusioned with everyone around him even to the extent that he has lost faith in God. Later he looks for something exciting to happen in his life. Cash starved Lok Naath opts to do tuition by teaching the children of his own boss since this way he will be able to please the hierarchy and make some pocket money as well. Here he happens to have some encounter with the sister-in-law of the boss. Loknaath finds her more attractive, charming and pleasing which prompts him to venture into an affair. Every day he goes with a new plan to approach her but is unable to muster courage to do so. Finally he withdraws his plan for the reason that if his boss will come to know about his intentions he is not only going to lose the girl of his dreams but the tuition and the regular job as well.
Pawan Verma as ‘Lok Naath’ exhibited his versatility as an actor. The director of the play, Dimple Sharma played the role of narrator himself and demonstrated his grip over the acting. The lights were executed by Neeraj Kant.