Natrang stages Hindi play ‘Balak’

A scene from the play 'Balak' staged by Natrang at Jammu on Sunday.
A scene from the play 'Balak' staged by Natrang at Jammu on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 7: Theatre group ‘Natrang’ here today staged Hindi play ‘Balak’ directed by Neeraj Kant and based on Munshi Premchand’s story.
The play opens at the home of a writer, who is disturbed as his servant ‘Gangu’ wants to quit job to marry a widow ‘Gomti’ who was married thrice but could not settled with any of her husband.
She is believed to be a bad woman without any dignity but Gangu finds her innocent and thinking that his marriage with Gomti may cause stigma on writer’s reputation, he wants to quit job to save his goodwill with the writer.
He marries Gomti but within few months she leaves him and goes to some unknown place.
Everyone discusses that Gangu was badly betrayed by the lady but Gangu still holds very high regards for her and cherishes the days spent with her.
One day, he comes to writer’s home to tell that Gomti has returned and had gone to some unknown place to give birth to a baby.
It was apparent that it is not his baby as his marriage was just six months old, but still he accepted the child with a very clear and open heart, considering the baby as God’s gift.
He gives so many reasons of high thinking for his being so nice to the mother and child that the writer is moved.
The artists who performed in the play were Manoj Kumar Lalotra, Shivam Singh Sushant Singh Charak, Akash Wadhwan and Aarti Devi. The lights were operated by Neeraj Kant and the sound was rendered by Kananpreet Kaur. The show was coordinated by Mohd. Yaseen.