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.
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.