Some Times was only interesting some times, when drunken friendships result in the glorious rap song ‘Daddyji’, which was a brilliant spoof on rap star Eminem and the popular music of today, or when a spiteful boss steals your work to claim as his own. The rest of the characters in the play by Akavarious Productions — the unappreciative daddyji, the confused protagonist, the ‘drama queen’ mummyji, the bimbette of a girlfriend, and the rich ‘n’ spoilt bratty friends were stereotypical renditions reminiscent of a college skit, though the actors did full justice to the watery script.

The play drew laughs in spasms because the stand-up comedians of Bangalore do a much better job any day and it would have saved the audience much agony had the play ended with the song and not taken the risk of venturing into the moral-of-the-story-after-death sermon. Some Times is an averagely funny no-brainer fit for a student fest not a fitting finale to a prestigious theatre festival in a creative hotspot like namma Bengaluru.

ANNE HELENA DEVASAHAYAM-STEPHEN

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