The tale of motherhood with a twist
“There are several kinds of mothers in this world. Some are emotionally attached to their children, and there are some who are selfish enough to keep their children for themselves.
CHENNAI: Prepare to be swept away into a world of literary grandeur as the renowned theatre group Indian Theatre Centre unveils its latest production, Poova Thalaya. This Mumbai-based theatre group is poised to narrate a compelling story that delves into the profound love of a mother for her daughter, a narrative that transcends the limits of human understanding. The Tamil play, which has captivated audiences across the city for the past two days, concludes its run with a final performance at Vani Mahal for Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha today. With the play already earning acclaim, this performance is certain to capture the attention of many.
“There are several kinds of mothers in this world. Some are emotionally attached to their children, and there are some who are selfish enough to keep their children for themselves. Our play talks about the latter and the few instances that helped her transform her emotions and channel them in a better way,” shares KR Parameshwar, the insightful director of this theatrical endeavour. The ensemble cast features Meenalatha from Mumbai, along with Aishwarya and Neelagandan from Chennai, and Balaji from Bengaluru.
Adapted from the Marathi play titled Chapa Kata, this production boasts a collective of creative minds working tirelessly behind the scenes to breathe life into the narrative. Parameshwar reveals, “The rehearsal process commenced through Zoom sessions around June, given that the four artistes were scattered across the country. Through these virtual sessions, the artistes honed their dialogue delivery, ensuring the required accent was impeccably mastered.” This meticulous preparation provides a glimpse into the dedication and hard work that was put into its inception. With the set for the play, decisions regarding the costume, setting of the lighting, and more being done in Mumbai, the team flew down to the city a week ago, investing their time in rigorous practice sessions, thereby crafting a timeless piece for the audiences to enjoy.
“This drama carries a social message that we want to share with the audience,” shares K Kumar, the chief assistant director and producer of Poova Thalaya. “The storyline revolves around the lives of a mother and her daughter. The daughter becomes aware of her mother’s interference in her marriage plans and realises that her mother is the one responsible for rejecting all the proposals she receives.
The mother’s intention is to keep her daughter close. So, the play unfolds as a culmination of emotions and incidents in the lives of these two characters, leading to a resolution,” Parameshwar adds, shedding light on the drama’s plot. As the team prepares for its final show today at Vani Mahal starting at 6.45 pm, all are welcome to step into a realm of storytelling getting fused with the mastery of dramatics taking centre stage.
The event is ticketed. Tickets are available at the venue.