The play Krishna staged at Kamani Auditorium during Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s annual cultural performances leaves the audience spell bound and inspired.
Lord Krishna, the one with many avatars, sometimes he is looked upon as the mischevious son of Yashoda, at times love of Radha, lord of Meera and usually as the lord of wisdom imparting knowledge to Arjun on the battlefields of Kurukshetra.
His legend has enthralled humanity for over three thousand years and carries with it pearls of wisdom, that enjoy as much ancient, traditional relevance as a contemporary context and in that sense retain a timeless appeal for as long as humans and their emotions exist. All these avatars of Krishna came alive on stage on stage at the Kamani Auditorium during Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s 36 edition of annual cultural performances, Krishna.
The thoroughly researched production presents the adorable maakhan chor and beloved of Radha on one hand and on the other, the invincible omnipotent Krishna, who commands with wisdom, dignity and infallible strength the flow of events in history. This drama narration directed by Shobha Singh beautifully depicts the journey of Krishna from early childhood’s youthful antics, to the centre stage of human reverence.
On one side, the part of the narration where Krishna is portrayed as the notorious son made the audience dwell on the image while later when he enunciates the wisdom of the revered Bhagwad Gita, delivering practical solutions rather than pursuing blind faith dictating right and wrong inspires the audience.
All facets of Krishna’s persona are treated with creative sensitivity, lending a mesmeric dynamism to the production. The showcase of violence and eventual emergence of harmony, despite all odds emerges hope for eventual peace, despite apparent chaos in the present.