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Bhartendu Natya Utsav concludes on a high note

Written by Manav Kaul and directed by Sameep Singh, ‘Prem Kabootar’ – a comedy play was presented on the concluding day

Bhartendu Natya Utsav concludes on a high note

Another successful edition of Bhartendu Natya Utsav, a theatre festival organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad came to an end on December 15, in New Delhi.

As a tribute to the father of modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre, Bharatendu Harishchandra, Bhartendu Natya Utsav is being celebrated for the past 4 decades featuring some of the notable works of eminent littérateurs along with some promising contemporary writers and directors.

Kicking off the festival, 'Seedhiyan' written by Daya Prakash Sinha and directed by Arvind Singh was staged. This was followed by a musical play 'Ram Ki Shakti Pooja' directed by Prathibha Singh and written by great poet Suryakant Tripathi Nirala on the second day of the festival.

Directed by Manoj Kumar Tyagi, Shakespeare's 'A journey of Romeo Juliet' was loved by the audience on the third day.

Fourth day had 'Sheeshe ke khilone' on the list. Originally written by Tennessee Williams in English, the play was a Hindi adaptation which was directed by Govind Singh Yadav.

On the last of the festival, a comedy play 'Prem Kabootar' was presented written by Manav Kaul and directed by Sameep Singh. The play is the era of school days, those teenage love affairs, romance in the air. The story revolves around Saleem the tailor and a Casanova, Raju the chai wala and Suneel the Hindi film hero and villain both in his own self. All three are living the magical feel of love in their own way and then ultimately becoming Kabootar.

Present at the closing ceremony, Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia said, "Looking at the works of these eminent writers and directors, I can proudly say that our country is a pool of talents. Not only the writers and the directors even the actors have a done commendable work. "

"I congratulate the team of Sahitya Kala Parishad, all the artists who participated in this year's Bhartendu Natya Utsav for putting up a great show. I thank the audience for showing their love and support to this festival and we hope to continue for years to come," Sisodia further added.

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