Natrang stages play ‘Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal’

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 23: The staging of comedy play ‘Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal’ written by Vasant Sabnis and directed by Balwant Thakur here today marked the culmination of 4th Natrang Theatre Festival-2018.
Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Natrang Director, Balwant Thakur dwelt in detail about the journey of Natrang’s 35 eventful years.
The play ‘Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal’ opens at a kingdom ‘Surya Nagar’ whose king is busy in hunting and foreign tours and the functionaries of his government are busy in making the best use of his absence. Kotwal (police chief) of the kingdom dies and the king authorizes the Prime Minister to appoint a suitable person at his place. Hawaldar was waiting for the last ten years for Kotwal to die gets a big setback when Prime Minister appoints his own brother-in-law to the post. Under a conspiracy the Hawaldar traps the new Kotwal in fake love of a court singer who gets royal things from him (Kotwal) for her love. The king comes to know this only when his royal bed gets missing. A caricature of the bad governance has been beautifully depicted in the play.
The artists who performed in the play were Sanjeev Gupta, Anil Tickoo, Pankaj Sharma, Neeraj Kant, Rahul Singh, Vrinda Sharma, Gautam Sharma, Mahikshit Singh, Zeeshan Haider, Sheetal Jadhan, Aafaque Khan, Sushant Singh Charak and Manoj Kumar Lalotra.
The supporting staff included Suraj Singh, Shiv Sharma, Sourav Kundal, Anil Kumar, Updesh Kumar, Karuna Majotra, Rakesh Kona, Shivam Singh, Shivam Singh, Rahul Singh, Mahikshit Singh and Zeeshan Haider.
The presentations were done by Gauri Thakur and the show was coordinated by Mohd. Yaseen.