Drama 'Thaaram' from Kerala wins acclaim at theatre festival in Kokrajhar
The drama 'Thaaram' from Kerala received huge applause from the spectators in the ongoing 1st International Theatre Festival being held at Bodofa Cultural Complex in Kokrajhar
KOKRAJHAR: The drama 'Thaaram' from Kerala received huge applause from the spectators in the ongoing 1st International Theatre Festival being held at Bodofa Cultural Complex in Kokrajhar on Friday evening. Directed by Abhimanyu Vinayakumar and presented by Janabhedi Theatre, Kerala, the play focused on the rich traditions of the state with unique art and expression that attracted the spectators.
The artistes performed with their brilliant art and expression. Though the spectators could not understand the Malayalam language, the director could make them understand the plot of the drama in an easy way through art and expression. The director of Lwrgi Theatre Group of Kokrajhar Keshab Mashahary said the team Thaaram could attract the spectators as artistes performed with brillance.
After the end of the drama, local MLA Lawrence Iswary said in his brief speech that the drama was very fantastic and had creative art to reflect their culture and traditions. He said he could not understand the language but he could understand the story of the drama. He said this was the first international theatre festival held in BTR through which the people of the small region got an opportunity to get culturally connected with other parts of the country and other nations as well. He said the government of BTR had organized the 2nd Literary Festival of over 100 languages in the same venue some weeks back that brought literary connections with the writers, poets and thinkers between the people of BTR and other states of India. He also said the holding of the theatre festival will be an exchange of culture and a bond of love and unity. He thanked the department of Culture and Theatre, BTC and Lwrgi Theatre Group of Kokrajhar for successfully organizing the theatre festival and hoped that more teams would join in the near future.
Gwmbwr, veteran actor of first Bodo feature film Alayaron who was invited as the chief guest in the show, said it was a wonderful act by team Kerala. He said there was no such platform in the region to bring drama groups and artistes together under a roof but this theatre festival had done a great job and inspired the youths to exchange their art and culture. He said such theatre festivals would promote the value of theatre, art and culture.
All the artistes of Thaaram, including the director, were felicitated by the organizer with traditional Aronai and memento after the end of the drama. Veteran actor Gwmbwr and MLA Lawrence Islary felicitated the artistes. The joint secretary and CHD, Cultural Affairs, government of BTR, Phami Brahma also attended the felicitation.