“Heegaadre Hege?” – A Kannada play

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“Heegadre Hege?”, a play by Kriyative Theatre Trust, is a comedy based on the short stories of T Sunandamma, the first female humour writer in Kannada.

The play, which was staged at Rangashankara early this month, and will be staged again early next month, strings together a number of funny stories. Though some of the stories have been written long back, they have been adapted cleverly to reflect modern times.

Scripted by K.Y. Narayanaswamy and directed by Pramod Shiggaon, the brand of comedy is very simple, but it tends slightly towards slapstick in some places. But some of the dialogues are very funny – complete with a clever play on words. More than anything else, the story, the characters – are all very recognizable – you immediately connect with the protagonists.

The success of the play is a lot due to the the talent of the
two actors – the very capable Laxmi Chandrashekhar and Sundar, who carry off their roles with aplomb. Add to it, very catchy music, and excellent setting and direction — and the result is a play which had the audience in splits!

Perhaps on popular demand, they are staging it again. The details:

Date and Time: September 1, 2, 3 and 5th at 7 30 pm, with a special 3 30 show on Sunday, Sept 3rd.
Venue: Rangashankara
36/2, 8th cross, JP Nagar,
2nd Phase, Bangalore – 560078
Tickets: Rs. 49
Phone: 26592577/26494656
Kriyative Theatre — 94495-44675

If you have an evening free, and are in the mood for some light entertainment, do check out this play!

5 Comments so far

  1. SHADOW (unregistered) on August 25th, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

    A very good play !!!

  2. Thejesh GN (unregistered) on August 26th, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

    There is one long dialogue completely in Kannada by ‘Rayaru’ which pushes everybody to backseat. Its a complete entertainer.

    How about watching plays in group and writing revies/discussions on metblogs. Anybody interested? There is bikare bimb this weekend at Rangashankara (trying to end my metblog drain)

  3. Adi (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 10:34 am

    Any similiarity to Yun Hota to kya hota? The Directorial debut of the legendary Naseeruddin Shah!

  4. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    Shadow, Oh, did you watch it too? :)

    Thejesh, That’s a good idea! You could even put up a post on it, and invite comments and opinions!

    Adi, Haven’t watched the movie, so no idea :)

  5. Ram (unregistered) on September 4th, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    Splendid Performance, Perfect Timing, Ribtickling Dialogues and to top it all Amazing Direction. This play can be really labelled as a successful comedy ‘cos i watched this along with my brother, friends and Parents covering all Age groups and each of them were overwhelmed with joy and had laughed their lungs out…I was also happy to note that kannada plays are attracting both young and yuppie crowd of bangalore

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