Among the many Tamil theatre aficionados going the additional mile to maintain their followers in good spirits is Dharini Komal, daughter of the illustrious Komal Swaminathan. Having redeemed her father’s legacy — she revived Stage Mates and referred to as it Komal Theatre — she reprised his performs and likewise tailored brief tales to the stage.
Dharini had plans to rejoice World Theatre Day with a bouquet of performs however the Lockdown got here as a dampener. Dharini, nevertheless, has transformed it into a chance by importing brief performs. Tales written by legendary writers are being dramatised and offered as ‘Quarantine Sequence.’ Two of them are already out there. ‘Enna seyyattum sollungo’ is a monologue. Jayakanthan’s story will get a visible elevate as Lavanya Venugopal talks about her life. A baby bride she blossomed into the standard partner of a discovered man, of whom she is proud. Now, she is in a dilemma and desires viewer’s recommendation. The success of this enterprise relies upon solely on the actor’s articulation and expressions and Lavanya doesn’t disappoint.
‘Manidha Uravugal’ of Komal Swaminathan is extra emotional and entails the dad and mom of a son settled overseas. Written almost 20 years in the past, the premise is a bit outdated however the accent right here is on human relationships and thus has a resonance.
How does Dharini handle to create these performs on this time of social distancing? “I choose tales with minimal characters. I work on the script giving it a dramatic construction,” explains Dharini.
The traces are numbered and despatched to the artistes with instructions. After taking pictures the sequences on their cellphones, the actors ship them to Dharini, who in flip forwards them to her editor, with the sequences numbered. Music supplied by the composer is combined and the play is prepared for public viewing.
“One play is launched on YouTube each Friday,” informs Dharini including that on the anvil are Pudumaipithan and Thi. Janakiraman. Sujatha is the writer for Friday, Might 1.