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Angst of a simple soul

Syed Muthahar Saqaf
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Life in the U.S. and the unhappy state of the parents visiting their children form the crux of ‘Neenga Yaar Pakkam.? Syed Muthahar Saqaf

Neat narration: ‘Neenga Yaar Pakkam.' Photo: R. Ashok
Neat narration: ‘Neenga Yaar Pakkam.' Photo: R. Ashok

T he drama ‘Neenga Yaar Pakkam' with Kathadi Ramamurthi in the lead role, was staged at the FGN Hall, Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Tiruchi, recently. The comedy play, presented by Stage Creations, Chennai, portrays the problems confronted by parents visiting their children employed in the U.S and the boredom that sets in during their overseas stay.

Sivaraman's (Kathadi Ramamurthy) son, working in the U.S., insists that his parents visit him once and also get a chance to see the lifestyle of those in the U.S. But Sivaraman is one who likes to meet up and spend time with his friends in Mylapore, and refuses to oblige his son. His wife Hemalatha, however, visits her son and realises that her husband was right in every aspect. Staying indoors alone for long hours without any work makes Hemalatha, who is active, feels depressed and she is rushed back to India in a serious condition. But on reaching India her condition improves and she regains her lost strength after meeting her relatives and friends.

Humour is Kathadi Ramamurthy's forte and he lives up to expectations. S.L. Naanu has proved his capabilities in three dimensions: story, dialogue and direction.


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