BALANGIR: A play portraying sacrifices that a woman has to make in a marriage was highlight of the second day of Matkhai Mahotsav on Monday. The Hindi play ‘Pati Gaye Ree Kathiawaar’ was staged by New Delhi-based Sparsh Natya Rang as part of Mahotsav at Koshal Kalamandal Ground here. It was directed by Ajit Chowdhury.
Speaking on the occasion, Resident Editor of the New Indian Express, Srimoy Kar said theatre plays a very influential role in the present times. “As television has become monotonous, people are getting attracted towards drama,” Kar said, adding that plays of present times vividly mirror lacuna in the social structure.
Cultural programmes and regional folk songs were performed by artistes of Dhol Mahuri Kala Parishad at the festival, which is being hosted every year by socio-cultural organisation Bhumika. Among others, educationist Dhruba Charan Naik and advisor of Bhumika Madhusudan Pati were present.
Into its 10th year, the Matkhai Mahotsav is aimed at not only offering entertainment to people through plays but also spreading socio-economic and socio-political awareness among them.
Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra is the chairman of the organising committee of the five-day event. The drama festival hosts plays in Hindi, Koshli, Bhojpuri and Bengali languages.