- The play ‘Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan’ exhibited life of struggle and success for finding a place in bollywood
- Actors of Mumbai based theatre group ‘Ekjute’ presented marvelous performance
Sangeet Natak Akademi award winner, Nadira informed: “With my theatre group, I try for entertaining and socially relevant plays which may evoke tremendous response from the audience. Over the years, we have been successful in building impressive audience in the top cities of India and at LPU.” Appreciating student-audience she said: “I have all praise for the young audience which proved to be ‘fit and large ’. I am confident that this play will surely impress, inspire and encourage young students to be on positive lines during their days of struggle.
Having borrowed its title from one of yester years’ bollywood film “CID” song, screened on actor Johny Walker, the play projects some aspects of the life of struggling artistes, who come to Mumbai to earn name and fame in the dream world of films. They are shown living in a small room which is jam-packed and dirty. Nadira’s characters quarrel a lot at the trivial issues and cheat, steal and live in miserable conditions; however, they do not mouth any philosophical comments on life. The strugglers are simple, entangled in their own small world hoping to get a break some day. Despite of their defeats, privations and isolation from their family, they retain their human essence. In their heart of hearts they are essentially good and compassionate beings. The roles of Dabbewalla, Doctor, Lady-love depicts different threads of the story.
Thanking all the great artistes of Ekjut Theatre group, LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal said: “Theatre veteran Nadira Ji and her team has enabled LPU students to watch a play which is embedded with humane tones and underlying message. In fact, this ages old art form is very helpful to youth as it provides face to face easy messages to quickly understand and immediate following.” Mrs Mittal invited the group for more of such plays at LPU stage for awakening and shaping the youth in accordance to the needs of the society.