THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: MT Vasudevan Nair’s works have always enthralled audiences. So the play, Mahasagaram, should be a thrilling experience for fans. Directed by Prashant Narayanan, it brings together more than 30 characters from 12 of MT’s short stories, novels and film scripts.
The play, staged in Tagore Theatre last month, was highly appreciated by the audience. This time the play is back with a spin, allowing theatre lovers to give their views about the play. The audience will get a platform to express their opinions after each staging of the play.
Some of the suggestions made by art connoisseurs following the first staging is also being incorporated into the drama. MT’s seminal characters from celebrated novels such as Asuravithu, Iruttinte Aatmavu and Manju will come alive again in Mahasagaram from Friday till April 15 at Vylopilly Samskriti Bhavan.
Branthan Velayudhan of Iruttinte Aathmavu, Kutyedathi, the Velichappadu of Nirmalyam, Sethu of Kaalam and Appunni of Naalukettu, Bheema of Randamoozham and Unniyarcha of Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha will be recreated on stage. Prasanth says, “This is an opportunity for viewers to relive the memories of the characters they have read and they also have the opportunity to share their views on the play.”
Over the three days, there will be an interaction with the audience for about 20 minutes. The next day, the play will be recreated taking into consideration the pointers from the audience.
This is Prashant’s third attempt at bringing MT’s works on stage. It was a great success at the MT literature festival in Kozhikode in the presence of the writer himself. He has tweaked the play a bit before bringing it to the stage here.