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City’s Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb in ‘Khala kamal ki’


BHOPAL : How a woman rejects all barriers of caste and religion and lives in the spirit of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb that Bhopal was once known for was showcased by a character ‘Khala’ in a  very popular Urdu play ‘Khala Kamaal Ki’.

Written by city-based noted Urdu playwright Raffi Shabbir and directed Farrukh Sher Khan play was staged at Antrang Hall, Bharat Bhavan on Tuesday. The light hearted comedy was presented by Adakar theatre group Bhopal which enchanted the audience. The play revolves around the protagonist Khala. She has dedicated her life for helping others and this is her life’s main objective. Here Khala is not representative of a particular city but, she is a lady who belongs to every city, every mohalla, and every community, the recognizable, indomitable, brave and loved one. The play also talks about the hardships face by a woman as she helps others. Basically, the seriousness of life is uncovered.

The role of Khala was played by city-based noted theatre actor Swastika Chakraborty. She has given real meaning to the khala’s character. She has always managed to entertain the theatre-goers in khala’s attire. She has made them laugh and cry at the same time. The two-hour long play always made audience experience gripping situations at the theatre hall. It is also noteworthy various shows of the play have been staged in well-known theatre festival across country and earn huge appreciation from audience and won many awards too.