BHOPAL : The three-day 9th Ekta drama festival began with comedy, Mamu Manchale at Shaheed Bhawan on Wednesday. The festival is being organised by Madhya Pradesh Shaskiya Karmchari Rangmach in the memory of theatre artist Sanjay Bhoskar.
Written by Khalid Husan Siddhiqui, directed by Sumit Dwivedi, the play highlights Ganga- Jamuna tehzeeb of Bhopal.
It mentions historical places of Bhopal like Budhwara, Itwara, Azad Market, Mangalwara, Jumerati, Tajmahal, Lalghati and Bairagarh. It also mentions Nawab of Bhopal and shelter provided to refugees after country’s partition.
The play revolves around protagonist Mamu. One of the members of his family lives in England. That relative sends his friend to visit Mamu in Bhopal. Mamu’s wife doesn’t like his relatives. So, she takes him at her mother’s house. Mamu hands over his responsibility to his servant Nahne Khan. And from here the play takes an interesting turn and creates many comic situations, which entertained the audience. The one-hour play was presented by Ekta Theatre Group, Bhopal. Besides, a function was organised to felicitate actor Sanjay Shrivastav and poet Badra Vasti with ‘Ekta Samman’.