JAMMU, Aug 26: Natrang today staged a Hindi play ‘Do Kalakaar’ at its Studio Theatre under its weekly series Sunday Theatre.
Written by Bhagwati Charan Verma and directed by Balwant Thakur, the play presents the real life conditions and harsh realities of the struggling artists in our country. It shows the hardships an artist faces till he/she becomes successful and becomes established artist.
In the play, Churamani and Martand are two friends. Both are artists (one poet and another painter). They had once aspired to rule the Bollywood with their respective creative strengths. The poet had dreamt of becoming the top Hindi Film lyricist and the painter had set a goal for himself to become the most sought after art director of the tinsel town.
But destiny lands them in a situation where both are forced to use their creative energies in creating situations and cooking stories just to escape the harassment of their landlord who has not been paid the rentals of a dingy room for the last six months.
The play opens at a situation where both the poet and the painter have locked themselves in a room which is being visited by the landlord to collect the rent from them. The landlord forcefully makes his entry despite all-out unsuccessful efforts to hold him back are made by them.
When caught at the corner both take shelter of their creative mind and start cooking highly logical excuses to impress the landlord so he allows them to continue till they are able to realize their unfulfilled dreams.
The landlord refuses to buy their arguments and throws them out of the room to face further rejection and dejection of the society. Both the poet and the painter get this realization at this point of the time that despite having a civilization of thousand years at our back this world is not meant for creative people.
The actors who participated in the play were Sheetal Jadhan, Zeeshan Haider, Rakshit Arora, Ravees Ahmed Khan and Shivam Sharma. The lights of the play were executed by Neeraj Kant whereas Aashish Thakur rendered the music of the play. The show was coordinated by Mohd Yaseen and the presentations were done by Goutam Sharma.