Popular Indian play draws big crowd in Muscat

Energy Monday 18/January/2016 22:18 PM
By: Times News Service
Popular Indian play draws big crowd in Muscat

Muscat: If you were looking for an evening of laughter, then you may have missed something.
Indian drama “Goshta Tashi Gamtichi,” which was performed at the Indian Social Club’s (ISC’s) multipurpose hall this weekend, proved to be a huge hit among the Indian community.
The play is the story of a father–son duo, separated by the generation gap. The mother as usual is caught up between the father and the son and tries to delicately balance the trio, and forms the crux of the story.
Organised by the Marathi wing of the ISC, popularly known as 4M-Muscat Marathi Mitra Mandal–was praised by one and all.
The success of such an award winning Marathi play in India and the world over certainly took forward the long tradition of contemporary performing arts culture in the western Indian state of Maharashtra in India, the organisers said.
The play marked the theatre acting debut of television actor Shashank Ketkar and first time director Mangesh Kadam, who is seen as an actor.
Leena Bhagwat also played a pivotal role in the play.
The play was produced by Sonal Production and Natyasuman and recently completed its 250th show at Mumbai, on January 3.
Generation gap
The story is as old as the hills, and draws upon the theme of generation gap. The deep divide between Sanjay Dikshit (Mangesh Kadam), a middle class Marathi Manus, and Kunal (Shashank Ketkar) his abrasive, with-it-son and his mother Vasanti (Leena Bhagwat) acting as the bridge made many contemplate their own situation.
What added an edge to the conflict was the “Parlekar” in Sanjay (the very special strain seen in the typical Marathi middle class living in the Vile Parle (E) area). His home, neighbourhood, time-tested values, social ideas and middle class job are like his security blankets. Tear them away and you draw blood.
Very popular
Mangesh, Leena and Shashank proved why this show has remained on the top. 4Ms’ first event of the year 2016 got an overwhelming response and was attended by more than 350 people.
The audience also appreciated the efforts of all committee members for their hard work and for bringing them such a beautiful play. PNG Jewellers were the lead sponsors, along with Al Turki, Al Nisar, Khana Khazana, MK trading, Al Riyam Signs and the Al Eaman Dental Clinic.
The organisers also thanked Dilip Kumar for the sets.