Saturday, October 10, 2015

ATHEETHA - KANNADA DRAMA

Saturday, 10thOct2015, at SevaSadan, Malleshwara, NammaBengaluru for 3.30pm show
UshaBhandari, S N Sethuram
"ATHEETHA"  Kannada play is an effort to explore the capacity of human brain which brazens out the relentless caution of conscience despite being aware that, the basic purpose of life is just living and nothing beyond. It is conscience that should guide a civilized life and not the brain.
Cast & Crew: S.N.Sethuram, Sripathi Manajanabail, Sharath Parvathavani, Usha Bhandari, Deepa 



Scenes from the play
The Drama is autobiography of an 85 year old, retired, famous advocate, who has everything for his lonely comfortable living. The play unfolds incidents of life, gradually one by one, there arises dilemma, Sometimes, nothing is wrong according to laws, at the same time question arises whether it is good thing or evil. What is essential for an autobiography - is it the body or eternal soul??
S N Sethuram, veteran director, main actor and script writer, plays the role of famous lawyer. The girl, Deepa, coming to his house to write autobiography, his own grand daughter. Sripathi M acted well as the fake witness for the lawyer throughout his service years. Usha Bhandari, young and beautiful lady coming to lawyers office in search of job. She expresses her helplessness for being a victim of lawyers desires. Son, Sharath, coming from Australia, narrates how his mother died. 
The lawyer, born to a poor family, runs away from the grandfather's house with gold ornaments from the temple, has no regrets. He became so famous and proud that not one case, he was defeated, except the last one, after which, he stopped practicing. He kept his old father, with broken hip, for 20 years in the hospital, who refused to undergo surgery. 
The daughter "Surabhi" was raped by a powerful group, whose case the old man deliberately did not want to win...... 
with Sharath and SripathiM

After the drama with Deepa and UshaBhandari
The man in his hey days rejects all the awards, RajyaSabha membership, as he was "ATHEETHA"
The superb dialogues, acting, without much of stage setting, music and lighting, captivates the audience.
written Sunday 11Oct2015


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