JAMMU, Jan 29: A new play in Hindi/Dogri ‘Maujan Hi Maujan’ written and directed by Balwant Thakur featured in Natrang’s weekly show Sunday Theatre today.
The colloquialism in presentation style and proximity in the content of the play made audience directly relate to what was being presented on stage.
Balwant Thakur himself exposed to the larger world has beautifully portrayed the life of the future generations governed by digitalization and automation. The play opens on the day of demonetization when people voiced varied concerns, denouncing this action of the Government. There are cries all over of being looted, shattered, finished and many more. Suddenly through a chorus, the playwright tries to look for those being looted, shattered and finished.
The continuous quest in the play was to find those who are adversely affected by demonetization and criticise the cashless and digital economy. In this search, different sections of the society were approached but to the dismay of the fault-finders, in reality those who see the change in a wider prospect, those who have nothing fishy to hide, those who do not have any presets are happy and hopeful by this changing digital revolution which will not only bring transparency but also would facilitate progress.
At the end, those who are hit by the digital economy are also shown, who are either pick-pockets, tax-evaders, black money holders and those who are corrupt. The play glaringly highlighted the advantages of cashless economy.
Natrang actors who performed in the play included Mohd Yaseen, Shivam Singh, Meenakshi Bhagat, Vrinda Sharma, Masood Qadir, Brijesh Avtaar Sharma, Rajat Salgotra, Bhisham Gupta, Akshit Kaul, Koushal Manhas and Mihir Gujral.
The lights were designed and executed by Neeraj Kant. The music was scored by Gautam Sharma and the show was coordinated by Sumeet Sharma.