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CHIRAKUMARA SABHA

CHIRAKUMARA SABHA

PLAYWRIGHT

: RABINDRANATH TAGORE

TRANSLATION

: B PUTTASWAMAYYA

DESIGN & DIRECTION

: MANJUNATH L BADIGER

MUSIC

: GAJANANA HEGADE

 

 

SYNOPSIS :

 

Chirakumara Sabha is a Kannada translation of a Bengali play authored by Rabindranath Tagore. It is a slice of life play interlaced with mild humor.

Chirakumara Sabha is a small social committee constituted by members whose aim is to contribute to the betterment of society. The committee consists of Shirish, Bipin, Prof. Chandra Babu and others. All the members of this committee are sworn to bachelorhood. Akshay Babu, who used to be the head of this organization, has recently resigned from his post and is married to Purabala. Purabala’s mother, Jagattarini, her spinster sisters, Nirabala & Nrupabala and widowed sister, Shailabala, all stay at Akshay’s residence. Jagattarini is worried about her daughters’ marriage and is not able to find suitable grooms for them in a society plagued by the dowry system. Rasik Babu, who helps Jagattarini in her search for suitable grooms, is not of much help. A disappointed Jagattarini leaves to Benaras with Purabala in search of grooms.

A concerned Shailabala hatches a plan to get Nirabala & Nrupabala married to Bipin & Shirish, who are staunch bachelors. How she implements her plan and succeeds with Akshay & Rasik Dada’s help forms the crux of the play. An offshoot of the play involves a love triangle between Purna Babu, a new member of Chirakumara Sabha, Chandra Babu’s niece, Nirmala and another new member of Chirakumara Sabha, Abalakantha Babu.

Things get more complicated when Jagattarini returns from Benaras after having succeeded in finding grooms for her daughters, who are now in love with Bipin and Shirish. The play climaxes with a resolution to all these complications.

 

 

CAST DETAILS

 

Akshya Kumar

Parameshvara K

Purabala

Vasundhara  S P /Tanjua Rudrayya

Jagatharini

Tanjua Rudrayya  / Suma G A

Shailabala

Dhanya Badiger

Neerabala

Sowmyashri Jain

Nripabala

Pallavi P Jadhav

Dharukeshwara / Chandra Babu

Renuka Prasad C

Mrithyunjaya Chaudhuri / Bera

Sridhar M

Rasihka Dada

Gangadhar Karikere

Shreesha Babau

Padmaprasad Jain

Vipin Babu

Harihara Kunmar

Vanamali

Ranjith Kantharaj / Raghavendra Prasad C

Poorna Babu

Harish Rudrayya

Nirmala

Savitha A

 

BACK STAGE

Music / Keyboard

Gajanana Hegade

Tabla

Prashanth Hegade

Keyboard

R B Nayak

Chorus

Vasavi

 

Suma G A

Music Recording

Selva

Costumes

Vasundhara S P

 

Tanuja Rudrayya

Properties

Vasundhara S P

Stage

Gangadhar Karikere

 

Parameshwara K

 

Pradeep Kumar K S

 

Ranjith Kantharaj

 

Renuka Prasad

 

Harish Rudrayya

 

Management

Manjunath M S

 

Bharath B S

 

Dhanjay B

 

Latha Gangadhar

 

Publicity

Sudhakar Jain

Make Up

Raghavendra Prasad C

Organising

Jayathirtha B V

Lighting

Ravindra Poojary

Design & Direction

Manjunath L Badiger

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