Natraj Natya Kunj, Jammu in collobaration with Shri Vaishno Devi University Katra today performed Nationally acclaimed Hindustani play “Gagan Damama Bajyo” written by Piyush Mishra under the direction of Abhishek Bharti at Matrika Auditorium SMVDU Katra. This play is based on the life and ideology of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The play highlights the fact that, though the British rule had ended, yet another form of tyranny has begun. For the common man, only the rule has changed but their exploitation and harassment have not ended. The play traces the relevance of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s ideology in the present scenario. The play raises a question- ‘Is this India is “THE INDIA” of Bhagat Singh’s dream?’
The play starts in 1965 in Delhi where Battukeshwar Dutt, a comrade, is hospitalized and Markand Trivedi asks him “Is today’s India is really the India of Bhagat Singh’s dream”. The story of play then goes in flashback to 1921 and ends in 1994 in Kanpur, where Shiv Verma, another comrade, is alive. “Gagan Damama Bajyo” highlights the ideological learning of Bhagat Singh and also tries to project his thinking pattern. Director of the play, very creatively portrayed prototype of socio- political scene of Modern India against the background of Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom.
What made “Gagan Damama Bajyo” a class act, was its superb presentation, grilled with excellent acting by the participating crew which includes – Akshay Razdan, Kanav Sharma, Amandeep Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Mukesh Bakshi, Rakesh Dogra, Niharika Shakshi, Neha Bhat, Karan Mehra, Manik Sharma, Surbhi Balgotra, Abbas Ali Alikoo, Tejan Bharti, & Manpreet Kour. Sets were designed by Kanwar Iqbal, Lights by Pankaj Sharma, Make-Up by Manoj Dhamir Shammi, Music by Surinder Singh Manhas, Choreography by Romit Sawhney, Photography – Third Eye and hall Management by Hema Shivgotra, Shubhangi Dhamir, Vishal Pandita, Dipshi Mahajan. The melodious songs were sung by Surinder Singh Manhas, Nirbhay Singh Salathia, Marina Manhas & Monika Sharma. Show was hosted by Safeer Hussain.
At the end, Dr. Varun Tripathi Dean Philosophy and Culture thanked the audience for their support.