In an attempt to honour theatrical excellence specifically famous theatre personage filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, the Living Legend Series of 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav hosted an event to felicitate him. The event was held on Tuesday in the national Capital.
Born in the era of British India, Adoor Gopalakrishnan is an eminent director and story writer. An award winning artist in the field of film making, Adoor Gopalakrishnan has given the audience amazing artworks like Swayamvaram and Randaanum. He has also been associated to the roots of theatre in the long run.
“The power of stage is so great that nobody can control it when it attracts you. When it attracted me, I realised that theatre is my area and I devoted my life to it. There is no other feeling like theatre and this is its beauty”, commented Adoor Gopalkrishnan on the beginning of his journey.
When the audience asked about his genre of films and the idea behind the theme, he said, “The protagonist of my films is a character who has been left behind by passage of time. It revolves around crisis of misfits.”
As the impact of natural beauty of Kerala has dominated the space in his films, Gopalakrishnan explained, “I prefer to involve all the five major elements of earth in my films.”
Focusing on the trend of today’s cinema, Gopalakrishnan mentioned: “The popular cinema of today is the confined cinema.
“It is in limit to what the audience wants to see. Audience do not want to think when they watch a cinema.”
Play directors Alok Rajwade, Kailash Panigrahi, Rakesh Bedi and Ronlin Foreman, of plays namely Bin Kamche Sanwad, Ghinua, Mera Wo Matlab Nahi Tha and USA’s presentation Pigeon Show: A Play of Fools interacted with the audience in an open session.
Mentioning about his ideology of theatre, eminent actor and director Rakesh Bedi said: “I believe in entertainment. To present your views in front of audience, it has to be in an entertaining form.
“You cannot go forward and state the facts or views and hope for a positive response.”