Saturday, November 26, 2016


Saturday, 26th November 2016
Chitrakala Parishath, NammaBengaluru
Continuing the series of "Kala Sandhya" program at ChitraKala Parishath, Bengaluru, organized a tribute to Smt. Nagaratnamma, former speaker of Vidhan Parishath and President of ChitraKala Parishat.
Tribute to Smt Nagaratnamma
Sri Mahadeva Prasad and Krishnappa, Ministers in Karanataka Congress Government were the guests. Both highlighted the accomplishments and work of Smt. Nagaratnamma.

"Mukhya Mantri" (Chief Minister) - Kannada Drama from Kala Gangotri, Bengaluru, a political satire directed by B V Rajaram, and lead actors MukhyaMantri Chandru (His name) and Manjunath Hegde.

Scenes from the Play
The stage setting is swathed with white with diwans at CM's residence and a colleagues residence with a party uniform with a white cap. The exceptions were colour of telephones and hearts of the characters involved.

Krishna Dwaipayana Kaushal (Chandru), Chief Minister of UdayaChal State is worried about losing his CM's chair as rivals in the party are jockeying to catch the High Command's attention to grab his post. Frequently CM's name is referred to KD Kaushal (ಕೇಡಿ ) "rowdy-sheeter", with its obvious negative connotations. Few laughs were raised when KD dictates the next days news report to a journalist, before the events have actually transpired.

Many times dialogues were not needed to get the audience into laughter, as the audience thinks of the present situation in some states. Many conversations happen over the telephones that clearly belong to 1980's. The mere sight of the rival, Party President Sudarshan Dubey (Manjunath Hegde)  after few drinks and some well-executed manoeuvres to accomplish the same, reminding of present scenario in the Government and Party, is sufficient to get the audience into laughter.

with Director B V Rajaram

with Lead Actor "Mukhya Mantri Chandru"
The play directed by B V Rajaram, is enacting its 599th show and lead actor Chandrashakhar has changed his name to "Mukhyamantri Chandru". He has played the role in all the enactments of the play over more the 35years, his dialogues are delivered with a characteristic smile at times, loud and clear, typical of present day politicians.

Good Kannda Drama to watch and enjoy.

written Sunday 27th November 2016


  1. I am really excited to read your blog. The pictures depicted the real scene of a political scenario. I am really glad that stage drama is a growing art in Bangalore /Bengaluru.

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