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Manto's 'Intzaar' staged at Natrang Sunday Theatre

india Updated: Mar 02, 2014 19:12 IST
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The Urdu comedy play Intzaar was staged under Natrang's Sunday Theatre Series at the Natrang Studio Theatre in Kachi Chawni here. Originally written by Saadat Hasan Manto, the play has been adapted and directed by Sumeet Sharma.

The play opens to a hilarious scenewhere Mantazar has been waiting for his beloved to come to meet him on a much awaited date. He is so anxious that spend even half an hour is very difficult for him, and hence comes up with novel ways to pass away the time. He discusses various topics like his daily budget, music and literature with his inner self to divert attention from the palpitation he has been expiencing - but appears nothing works.

In the meantime some unwanted guests arrive to meet him, making him even more miserable. Finally, when the time of meeting his beloved comes and she eventually arrives, he falls unconscious due to weariness. However, the girl feels he is unconcerned about their rendezvous and falls asleep. Later, in disgust, she leaves him and their date turns out to be a disaster.

While playing Mantzar, Mohit Sharma exhibited his talent as a versatile actor and was ably supported by Sumeet Sharma as his inner self.

In her short but important appearance as the girlfriend, Aarushi Thakur's performance was equally impressive.
Pawan Verma, playing the role of a friend, was remarkable, while Ankush Lakhnotra as a newspaper vendor also shone.

The lights were handled by Mihikshit Singh with the music scored by Ashwani Bali.