Jammu Tawi, December 6
In its commitment to promote Dogri language and literature, this Sunday, Natrang presented ‘Diary Kuse Lok Naath Di’ in its Sunday Theatre Series. The play was based on a story written by one of the most celebrated Dogri writer Prof. Madan Mohan Sharma who is a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award , it was adapted and directed by Dimple Sharma. The short story was converted into a creative theatrical performance which was appreciated by the audience.
As the title suggests, the play revolves around the diary of one ‘Lok Nath’. The writer’s son finds a diary from a pack and takes it to his home. The cover of the diary was so tempting and attractive that the writer could not resist going through it, knowingly that peeping into someone’s personal affairs is not a good habit but reading the pages of the diary, he finds very interesting and dramatic life account of Lok Nath. Whenever there was any unusual happening in the life of Lok Nath he has not forgotten to pen it down. The life of Lok Nath is portrayed in such an interesting manner that a common-man identifies with each situation and turn of his life. The opening pages finds Lok Nath disillusioned with everyone around him even to the extent that he has lost faith in God. Later he looks for something exciting to happen in his life. Rahul Singh as ‘Writer’ maintained the required tonality whereas Pawan Verma as ‘Lok Nath’ portrayed the inner conflicts of the character in a beautiful manner. The lights were designed & executed by Rajan Thakyal. The show was coordinated by Mohd. Yaseen.