Kodai Nataka Vizha (Summer Drama Festival) of Kartik Fine Arts is ON in the city and it is wholesome entertainment and drama time for theater lovers. The festival is happening at Narada Gana sabha, Alwarpet from April 22nd to May 3rd. We witnessed the play by Gurukulam Original Boys 1995, Theedhum Nandrum by V.P.S.Sriraman on 1st May at 7 PM. The title is a popular adage, “Theedhum Nandrum Pirar Thara Vaaraa” – We do not beget the good and the bad from others. In short, it conveys that everything is within us and the way we see and adapt ourselves leads us to good and bad in life. The concept of adjustment was so beautifully handled in the play that we could connect with it instantly.
K. Vivekshankar‘s Prayatna with the continued quest for providing Theatrical Experience instead of mundane entertainment has embarked on “BRAHMENDRAR” a Spiritual Tamil Play, a befitting divine Intervention for the landmark 25th play by K.Vivekshankar on 24th and 25th February 2018 at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet, Chennai.
The Playwright and Director has in all his plays displayed a penchant for painting the canvas of Tamil Stage with lucidly brilliant thematic content to enthrall the viewing audience with more than a living experience on contemporary and historical subjects. The incredibly unique presentation style on stage has earned him accolades from all over in the last 2 decades.
Bombay Chanakya’s Kalamandir celebrates its 25th anniversary with 2 Tamil plays, ‘Moondravathu Kai’ (Third Hand)and ‘Naangaam Ulagam’(4th World). Both the plays are 1 hour plays and intermission is honoring the playwrights for their contribution to Tamil Theatre. We thank Bombay Chanakya for inviting us to watch the play, knowing well our capability to review without any bias.
As an avid Theatre enthusiast and in particular Tamil Theatre, great relief and unparalleled enthusiasm seeped in as we watched Theatre Marina’s maiden production ‘Undo’, a Tamil stage play at Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Chennai. Fresh thoughts, intelligent script, inherent knowledge and beautiful sets and lights set the pace of this contemporary modern drama. It had elements of our own epic and science so well blended that it was absolutely a mind game of sorts in the time it was staged. After the last two stage plays we witnessed, we are happy that we never looked at the watch even once during the play.
Further to our writeup on Stage play, we took the initiative to followup on the Tamil Play Nadhimoolam being inaugurated in Mylapore Fine Arts Club hall. The play started on time, by 7 PM and Mr.K.Vivekshankar dedicated the play to Mr.B.Kailasam, his mentor and son of Director K.Balachander, who passed away recently.