?Chunav Ras? portrays it all
THE SYSTEM, in which we live, is so much used to go the wrong way that we have almost forgotten the right path. Moreover, if anybody wishes to reverse the stream, he is thrown out.india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 10:45 IST
THE SYSTEM, in which we live, is so much used to go the wrong way that we have almost forgotten the right path. Moreover, if anybody wishes to reverse the stream, he is thrown out.
The same pathetic situation was brought upon the stage through a satirical play ‘Chunav Ras’, staged by ‘HUM’ drama group at Rai Umanath Bali Hall on Friday evening.
The play written by Aditya Agnihotri, focused on the present election scenario. It was directed by Gyaneshwar Mishra.
To mock upon the piquant ongoing election scenario, the play begins with the ‘Aarti’ of the ‘Chair’ and the writer, in place of naming the contesting parties, allots them four colours.
All the four parties are having the different version of the fan as their poll symbol. Hand fan is the symbol of green party, table fan is of blue one, the red party has ceiling fan and top of all the yellow party has an exhaust fan as its poll symbol.
These colourful parties continue to lure the voters in their own way. One party stages a scintillating item dance show whereas the other entertains its voters via a puppet show. As a result no body attains the absolute majority and there is a coalition government.
The two parties having the maximum of the votes select their CM candidate who is later kidnapped by the third party and is forced to give up the reins of the ruling government.
Lastly, when some serious thinkers of the fourth party try to expose the whole game plan in order to improve the system, they are thrown out from the stage which was a symbolical presentation of the writer’s thought. The play ends with a song that again mocks the entire situation and hopes that some day everything will be all right.
There was nothing new in the script and the style of presentation was novice and worked upon by the director. Some of the actors really required to be more brisk on the stage while some took the stage too much for granted. Overall it was a good presentation.
First Published: Oct 28, 2006 10:45 IST