JAMMU, Dec 28: The 8th Natrang Theatre Festival of the year 2018 opened here today at Natrang Studio Theatre with the presentation of play ‘Balak’ in Hindi based on country’s most celebrated writer Munshi Premchand’s classic story.
The play was directed by Neeraj Kant.
The play opens at the home of a writer, he is slightly disturbed to hear the news that his honest servant ‘Gangu’ wants to quit his job. As the writer was concerned about Gangu, he gives him another chance to think and also asks the reason why he wants to resign. Gangu gives a very strange reason, he wanted to marry a widow ‘Gomti’ who was married thrice but could not get settled with any of her husband.
She is believed to be a bad woman who is without any dignity but Gangu finds her innocent and a victim of lack of understanding. Thinking that his marriage with Gomti may cause stigma on Writer’s reputation also, Gangu wants to alienate himself from the Writer, just to save his goodwill.
The artists who performed in the play were Shivam Singh, Sushant Singh Charak, Aarti Devi, Manoj Lalotra and Ajay Lalotra. The supporting staff included Neeraj Kant, Meenakshi Bhagat, Mohd Yaseen and Vrinda Sharma.