Natya Vachan Spardha

First day was about rebel, second about family, religion and the third day turned out to be all about feelings residing deep within and dilemma. Today, two plays were read. Antayatra (Dir. Supriya Gosavi, Vasudha Creations) and Chahul (Dir. Nitin Javale, Mukhvate)

Antayatra is about strained and complicated relationship between a mother-daughter pair. Geeta is well established writer. She’s a strong headed woman living life on her own terms. Sayali is her daughter who never received her love as ahe desired. This relationship never seems usual but not unusual too as we know and understand the reasons behind their behavior. There were flashbacks, time jumps
defined by music. Layers of character were well defined. We understood the reasons and motive behind their actions. Antaryatra, a love-hate story about Geeta and Sayali provided well enough emotional turns and twists, even at the end.

Chahul is a story of newly settled couple, Makarand and Madhvi. They are victim of a consumer based society but
are also an integral part of it. Makrands boss asks him for his wife for a night in exchange of promotion i.e. money. Chahul takes place in between the evening and late night where the couple is reaching towards their decision. Both the actors of Chahul understood the depths
of their characters very well and their conviction was the proof. The effects of their parents on them, their frustration
over never ending requirements of ideal lifestyle, their realization of what they have turned into and their final
decision were portrait beautifully. We feel sorry for Madhukar and Madhavi but then we realize that their story is not rare, just the scenarios are different.

– Sanket Bagul