FRIDAY REVIEW

An impressive century

DRAMATIC Stills from Ashi Pakhre Yeti.

DRAMATIC Stills from Ashi Pakhre Yeti.  

C. SURESH KUMAR

Rangadhara celebrates its 100th production.

The conman realises his mistake of committing such ploys on various girls and decides to leave the house. The play was presented as flashback by the conman who revisits the town after a long gap to find out about the girl he left behind few years back.



Rangadhara The Theatre Stream presented its 100th production recently at Sundarayya hall.

A powerful play in Marathi, written by Vijay Tendulkar was marred by bad acoustics; improper lighting and heat in the venue on account of fans being switched off as the noise was drowning the dialogues.

The play

The play titled Aashi Pakhre Yeti revolves around a girl named Saraswathi living in a small town and looking for the right groom, who has been rejected by many grooms for not being fashionable and good looking.

The storyline

A conman who happens to pass by her house has a glimpse of the girl and finds her rustically beautiful and enters the house on the pretext of seeing her.

He befriends the parents much to the annoyance of the brother of the girl by pretending to be an old family friend.

He understands the gravity of the situation when the father of the girl finds a new match and the girl refuses to come in front of the prospective groom yet again as a custom and gets rejected.

The conman uses his charm to persuade her to see the new groom; however, the girl falls for the conman much to the surprise and chagrin of the parents.

The groom in-waiting comes to the house of the girl and suggests to the parents to get the girl married to the conman.

The conman realises his mistake of committing such ploys on various girls and decides to leave the house.

The play was presented as flashback by the conman who revisits the town after a long gap to find out about the girl he left behind few years back.

The saving grace of the play was the good portrayal of the main characters of conman and Saraswathi played by Sunil Chandurkar and Prajakta Phansalkar and Banda by Saurabh.

Madhav Chousalkar as father and Archana Phadke as mother seemed to be lost in the play, with Archana giving too many expressions not needed for every dialogue.



The play was directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalker, the settings done by Prakash Dharma, lights by Ananth Kulkarni, assisted and production backstage by Prakash Phadnis and Surendra Nene.

Background music was given by Vijay Naik and Parag Sathe.



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