JAMMU, Mar 27: To mark the celebrations of “The World Theatre Day”, Natrang started its Theatre Festival with a Hindi play “Kavita Ka Chakkar” written by Devraj Dinesh and directed by Neeraj Kant.
The hilarious situations in the play captured the attention of the audience who responded with timely applauses.
Natrang director Balwant Thakur informed that Natrang has been continuously celebrating this event with full zeal and zest every year. Among those who were present included Naveen Choudhary, Principal Secretary to Governor, Pran Kishore, an eminent Theatre personality and Jia Lal Sharma.
In the play ‘Kavita Ka Chakkar’ tragedy of a poet has been depicted in such a comic manner that it prompts the spectators to laugh on his tragic fate.
‘Champa Lal’ a businessman by profession is obsessed with the art of poetry writing. All-time he confronts with adverse environment and things become sickening for him when he hardly finds a moment to complete his poem. The passion for the poetry reaches to such a level that he leaves his business establishment and locked himself in a room. This act surprises his wife who never saw him leaving his business till late hours of night. By the time he convinced his wife, a friend makes an unwanted entry and further distracts his creative mood and focus on poetry. He struggles a lot to convenience everyone to understand the agony of a creative mind and the process of its churning. In his quest for the creation of single stanza in a poem he loses his business, wife, and friends and ironically finds no one to appreciate his art of poetry. Finally when it becomes extremely difficult for him write, he starts hitting his head and says that this world is not meant for creative people.
Those who acted in the play included Ashwani Bali as ‘Champa Lal’, Sakshi Prakash as ‘Chameli’, Pankaj Verma as ‘Kalicharan’, Muddasar Ali Shah as ‘Bhanu Chand Vairagi’ and Ankush Lakhnotra as ‘Ramu’.
The Lights were operated by Neeraj Kant whereas music was scored by Mahikshit Singh Langeh. The show was coordinated by Mohammad Yaseen and the presentations were done by Sajra Qadir.