Second Day of Theatre Festival at LPU cried for Ageing Parents shunned in Maddening Success


  • Occasion was staging of the play “Kis Thaag Ne Luteya Shehar Mera” by Manch Rangmanch Group of Amritsar
  • This much performed play is conceived, designed & directed by Kewal Dhaliwal


On the second day of six-day theatre festival “Natya Mahotsav” at Lovely Professional University, hundreds of theatre loving LPU students witnessed enactment of play “Kis Thaag Ne Luteya Shehar Mera” by Manch Rangmanch Group of Amritsar. This Punjabi play ‘Kis Thag Ne Luteya Shehar Mera’ is conceived designed and directed by world renowned theater maestro Kewal Dhaliwal. The play presented how human life has become a victim of roaring and competitive business market, which only has shiny power of money. All the characters of the play exhibited how middle class is becoming the victim of such a out of control competition, which leads to sufferings and hardships. 
On the story lines, the play shows how middle class people want to turn their dreams into reality 
through their wards. It is a story of a small-town family, a couple who has only one motive to live for that their sons become achievers. For this they put their wards in to speedy race of competition going on in this ultra-modern age. For this purpose they are always ready to extend their moral support and monetary co-operation so that their wards achieve glory in every walk of life. In this pursuance, they lay down certain targets to be achieved, instead of ideology of life before their wards. Keeping in view, the obedient wards follow the designed footprints chalked out by their parents, they get merit positions, take admission in excellent courses, join prominent and well to do companies. Make strenuous efforts to achieve the highest rank positions. 

However, the gloomy aspect of this is revealed when parents themselves lag behind pathetically in this race. While the sons grow up to be successful, they gradually get detached from their ageing parents. Finding their own lives in the fast lanes of big cities and becoming a part of globalization, they leave their parents behind helpless. The play brings to surface the most common problem faced by parents and children alike. As such, the play takes a deep look at the generation-gap conflicts.
LPU festival is bringing forth plays with diverse themes and treatments, as per the contemporary period or which are prevalent for all the times. Different plays are made to revolve around sensitive socio-political issues, where characters portray different roles, raising various questions pertaining to the terrible conditions of their surroundings, oppression of the common man and degradation of moral and social values. On 26th August 2016, Abhinaya Rangmanch, Hissar (Haryana) will present ‘Patloon’ directed by Manish Joshi Bismil. The play is based on human desires. 

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