by Jaya Ramesh, Team Mangalorean
Muscat: After the roaring success of a variety of shows, NPA Events will once again be bringing a super hit Tulu Stage Play Madime (Wedding), with a mixture of emotions and a strong social message for the Tulu speaking community, on Friday, 10th April 2015 at Grand Hall, Al Falaj Hotel at 6:30 p.m.
This hilarious social comedy will be presented by Kala Sangama, a popular theatre group from Mangaluru who have been mesmerising audiences with various plays for over 15 years. They have already staged several plays and performed over 1500 shows in Karnataka, Mumbai and the Gulf region.
Madime, a very successful production, has been running to packed houses in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Managaluru. The popular play has also been staged in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar and has enthralled the audience in the Gulf hailing from Mangaluru (Karnataka).
The renowned writer, director and producer of the play, Vijay Kumar Kodialbail and his troupe Kala Sangama will be visiting Oman for the very first time.
Regarded as one of the most experienced and respected dramatists and film-makers of the Tulu stage, Vijay Kumar has over 15 full length plays to his credit. His feature film “Oriyadh Ori Asal” was a runaway success. Moreover, after over 1000 shows on stage, his popular play ‘Madime’ was made into a film and released recently. It has been well-received and is running to packed houses in the theatres in Karnataka.
Accompanying Vijay Kumar Kodialbail to Oman is a team of highly popular stage and film artistes who will be showcasing their talent on stage with this play. The troupe comprising of over 16 members include Rohini Jagaram, Ramesh Kalladka, Sunil Kumar, Arun Shetty, Roopa Laxmi, Dinesh Attavar, Navya Balladka and Ashwin Kumar. Together, they will create an unforgettable evening of mixed feelings for the audience.
Vijay Kumar Kodialbail says, “I am delighted to come to Muscat for the first time and am looking forward to performing there. Madime is a tale that talks about the social evil of dowry. It aims to show what parents go through when their daughters get married and sends across a strong message. I am confident that the play will be well received by the audience who will have a memorable evening."
Madime – Riot of laughter with a social message
Madime is about a middle-class family that gets caught up in social issues like education, upbringing and dowry while arranging the marriage of their daughter.
While the arrangements are in progress, an anonymous telephone call creates a twist to the entire proceedings and adds spice to the already chaotic situation. The family that is arranging this marriage is left to face a lot of problems and in turn becomes more vulnerable and miserable. The play is all about the family overcoming all these hurdles and how the marriage is arranged successfully.
‘Madime’, the Tulu play set in two engrossing parts with an interval, is sure to provide delightful moments for theatre-lovers of Muscat.