JAMMU, Oct 25: Theatre group ‘Natrang’ here today staged Hindi play ‘Do Kalakaar’ written by Bhagwati Charan Verma and directed by Neeraj Kant.
In the play two artist friends, ‘Churamani’ and ‘Martand’-one poet and another painter had once dreamt of becoming top Hindi Film lyricist and most sought after art director respectively of Bollywood.
But destiny lands them in a situation where both use their creative energies in creating situations and cooking stories just to escape the harassment of their landlord who has not been paid the rent 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 excuses to impress the landlord so he allows them to continue till they are able to realize their unfulfilled dreams.
Both sell him the dreams to extent that the room rented out to them will once become a museum which once hosted the great genius of the world of poetry and painting. The landlord refuses to buy the arguments and throws them out of the room. At this point of time both the poet and the painter realizes that this world is not meant for creative people.
Artists who performed in the play were Brijesh Avtar Sharma, Gopi Sharma, Chirag Anand, Aadesh Dhar and Akash Bhat.
Neeraj Kant executed the lights and the show was coordinated by Mohd. Yaseen and Kananpreet Kaur did the presentations.