Natrang stages ‘Jhootha Khwaab’ in Sunday Theatre Series

A scene from the play ‘Jhootha Khwaab’.
A scene from the play ‘Jhootha Khwaab’.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 18: This Sunday, Natrang presented a hilarious performance of an Urdu comedy play, ‘Jhootha Khwaab’. The play has been written by Shawkat Thanvi and directed by Neeraj Kant. A very well conceived and structured play carried candid instances of comedy in its content, which was appreciated by the audience of different age groups.
The play opens at a room of one ‘Jhumman Miya’ who had a nightmare that he is going to die after two hours. His father and grandfather visited him in a dream that he shall go to them at around 4:00 am sharp. As he had impression that they would never tell a lie to him, he got scared and wakes up in the fit of fear that he is going to die in just two hours from now. He calls every one present in the home, his wife and servants, to narrate the unfortunate incident. But the dramatic turn was this that he was more bothered about settling the financial accounts with the people rather than leaving this world. He wanted to update his wife about all his financial transactions and how much money he still has to recover from people and gives a stern direction that she shall not let a single penny unrecovered from the people after he leaves this world to which she replies that there would be no fun of collecting the money if he is not with her and prays that this dream turns to be a false dream. But ‘Jhumman’ was more materialistic, who was not ready to leave his materialism even at the end of his life, he settles the accounts with his servants also and even levies penalties on them for their carelessness during work. Exactly at 4 am, he goes to sleep and considers that he is dead as per the prophecy, his wife started wailing and crying to which even neighbours arrive to mourn but after some time, hearing the noise, he wakes up and realises that he is not dead and the dream was a false dream. Though a comedy, yet the play caricatured all those people who are more concerned about money and wealth rather than anything else.
Natrang young artists who presented a wonderful performance included Goutam Sharma, Mohit Kaul, Vrinda Sharma, Gautam Kumar, Koushal Manhas, Rajat Sadhotra and Sourabh Prajapati. The lights of the play were designed and executed by Neeraj Kant whereas music was scored by Shaan Khan. Mohd. Yaseen coordinated the show and the presentations were done by Shivam Singh.


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