VISAKHAPATNAM: Reminiscing the good old school days, when almost every student had read the hilarious novel ‘Barrister Parvateesam’ as a non-detail text, the novel was staged in the city on Tuesday.
About 16 artistes from Rajasthan and some from the city enthralled the audience at the Kalabharati Auditorium with their performance.
The artistes are known to be scholars in Theatre Arts and had enacted the play six times before in places such as Jaipur, Delhi and Bhopal in Hindi.
It is however the first time that the artists staged the play in Telugu, making the audience clap at every scene.
The story of the novel revolves around Parvatheesam, a villager who runs away from home in Mogaliturru to study Law in the big city of London.
The artistes have so well dramatised the way Paravatheesam experiences the life in that country adding mixed scenes of comic moments with his innocence through digitisation of scenes.
Without knowing any language other than Telugu, he reaches Chennai by train and takes a ship to England. The moments in the ship were well depicted. Parvateesam faces a lot of hardship along his new journey.
The tone of the story changes after his love story with an Irish girl. By the time he returns to India, Gandhiji was in the thick of the freedom movement.
Later he gets married and starts practising Law in the Madras High Court. Gradually getting in contact with the freedom fighters, followers of Mahatma Gandhi, Paravtheesam also participates in the freedom movement.
The novel was penned by Mokkapati Narasimha Sastry in 1924 and its staging was organised by Writers Academy of the city in association with Proyagam Theatre Group of Delhi.