JAMMU, June 20: On 2nd day of ongoing Natrang Theatre Festival, Balwant Thakur’s highly acclaimed Hindi play ‘Aap Hamare Hain Kaun’ was presented by children at Abhinav Theatre, here today.
Ramesh Kumar, Commissi-oner, Jammu Municipality, was the chief guest on the occasion. The play ‘Aap Hamare Hain Kaun’ shakes parents, educationists/ guardians of society out of reverie of materialism, consumerism and unbridled desires.
The play compels elders to look around and clear the mess they have created due to their own amorous ambitions and rat race. Parents see in their children an extension of their unfulfilled dreams and force them to become stereotypes and kill the bountiful charm in them.
In a pursuit to make them top professionals, doctors, engineers and civil servants, they are subjected to every kind of cruelty. The children become mechanical and hardly get time to discover their real self. Prevalent educational system adds further insult to the injury and their creativity gets scuttled and children grow up devoid of values.
Play deals with contemporary problems that younger generation is up against from their own loved ones and surroundings. Tall claims and big concerns of parents, relations, and educationists are being questioned by the younger generation…… Aap Hamare Hain Kaun.
The brilliant young brigade of Natrang artists who gave engrossing professional performances included Gopi Sharma, Sumedha Manhas, Agam Kaur, Sushant Singh Charak, Sanchita, Vedhant Suri, Sanket, Vrinda Sharma, Saanvi Anand, Chirag Anand, Rudra Kohli, Aarti Devi, Prasan Sharma, Sachin Saini, Diya Sharma, Riya Jandial, Asma Gul and Ayn Bhola.
The lights of the play was designed by Pankaj Sharma and executed by Shiva, Singh. The play was conducted by Sumeet Sharma and coordinated by Mohd Yaseen.
At the culmination of the play, the chief guest felicitated the young artists.