Monday, August 10, 2009

THEATRE – TODAY – VERY NICE.


If you say theatre, especially in India – it normally refers to the Cinema Hall.

We always refer the Play as Drama and the theatres as Sabha or Academy, etc. Recently (As recent as 8th August 2009) I had an opportunity to be invited for a Play and it was really a very good experience.

The name was “Imsai Purushan Irandaavadhu Manaivi” (இம்சை புருஷன் இரண்டாம் மனைவி)


The drama was enacted by Auditor Sreedhar in Male Lead Role, Ms. Shanthi Ganesh in Female Lead Role, Joker Tulashi in an important role and Thangamaniprabu in a Coimbatore Slang appreciated role, Mr. Krishanmoorthy, Mr. Viswanathan apart from others. It was directed by Mr. Rangamani who has also played a cameo.
The place was Mylapore Fine Arts Academy – Chennai.
Only the title is with resemblance to the popular Tamil movie. Otherwise the drama was very humorous and sprinkled with very good messages touching upon “Terrorism, Alcoholism, Middle-Class sufferings, and Education costs.” It was told with a great humor.

Following are the kind observations:

Legendary Indian Movie Director – Mr. SP. MUTHURAMAN enjoyed the Play right from the beginning till the very end. The magnanimity of his stature showed by the way he was present till all the crew packed up and waiting to leave. And he greeted everybody with a folded hand.

The leading TV Serial Director – Mr. THIRUSELVAM also was there till the end of the Play. He also was very sincere in his observation and enjoyment about the drama.

.Mr. Thiruselvam was later joined by his unit members / co-artistes: Mr. Siva, Mrs. Nalini, Mr. Subramaniam and others.

Popular actress Ms. K.R. Vatsala was also seen enjoying the show.

More than 600 audiences for a Play

Wish it would have been for some more time. I felt it ended very quick. May be because of the involvement and entertainment, it might have felt so.

The surprising element of whole event is the entire audience enjoyed in unison: Laughing, thinking, and chewing the message and nobody left in-between.

I was very fortunate to be a witness of this event by the invitation from My Dear Friend K.Thangamaniprabu. It is being re-enacted on August 22nd, 2009 again in Chennai.

I wish the director and all the crew to have more success with this drama elsewhere in the country.

11 comments:

  1. Thank You Murali, thats a nice blog coverage with keen observation.

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  2. I wish to add the name of the play writer and Director Mr. Rangamani, he also enacted a role in it. Also I must mention the other artists Theater Veteran Mr.Krishnamoorthy , Mr. Viswanathan with others you have mentioned. Thank You Murali

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  3. Dear Prabu,
    The names are included. Thanks for the information. It was a very good entertainer.

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  4. //I had an opportunity to be invited for a Play and it was really a very good experience.//

    Best of Luck Sir.

    What about your tamil blog. When it will be launched by you?. Iam awaiting the same. Till time I remember you, you have good knowledge in Tamil. Keep it up acting also.

    Thanks
    ka. balaji

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  5. Dear Balaji,
    I shall start Tamil blog as soon as possible. Nobody is giving chance to act. If there are chances, surely I shall.

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  6. Thank you verymuch forthe coverage of our thetre play Himsai Purushan Irandam Manaivi. The success of the play is the total outcome and the reward for the sincere and dedication of all the members of our ARANGAN ARANGAM.
    Kindly note the same play is re-enacted at Rani Seethai Hall (near anna flyover ) at 6 45 p m on the 22nd on behalf of Bramha Gana Sabha, Mylapore.
    very truly yours,
    sridhar
    auditor
    arangan arangam
    chennai 4

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  7. Dear Sridhar,
    Thank you very much for visiting the blog and commenting. I am very confident that your contribution to the theatre is really credit-worthy and wish you all success in this as well as number of plays to come. I personally along with other audience enjoyed completely.

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  8. நல்ல விமர்சனம்!

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  9. Thank you Jegannathan for visiting the blog and comments.

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  10. DEAR MURALI,
    WE STAGED OUR PLAY ON 13TH AND 14TH AT RANI SEEETHAI HALL AND MFAC RESPECTIVELY. OFCOURSE THE RECEPTION AT MFAC WAS UNIQUE AS WAS IN THE DAY OF INAUGURATION. WELL APPRECIATED AND APPLAUSED AT THE END OF THE SHOW. A SPECIAL APPRECIATION FOR OUR FRIEND THANGAMANI PRABHU FOR HIS INVOLVED ACTING.I SHARE THIS HAPPINESS SINCE U ARE ALL THE WELL WISHERS AND EXTENDED YOUR SINCERE WISHES FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE PLAY.

    THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN.

    AUDITORSRIDHAR

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  11. Dear Sirdhar,
    Good day! It was a very nice feeling to witness a play. I was lucky to be at the inauguration. This happy update is really fantastic. Your team has to go leaps and bounds. I am waiting for the day it is being staged all over India. Do inform me when it comes to Bangalore. I shall be 1st person to witness. I regret for not making reply as I was away and busy on my official work.
    I appreciate your kind concern in informing me.

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