Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tiatr Review: Devacho Vhodd Upkar

Devacho Vhodd Upkar

- J.P. Pereira

Mariano Fernandes’ new ‘tiatr’, ‘Devacho Vhodd Upkar’ recounts a tale of a doctor with no scruples and his son, who follows his father’s footsteps until fate gives them a warning.

Dr Neves is married to Monica. He has accumulated money performing illegal abortions while his wife is a God-fearing, kind and loving woman. Oswin and Swizel, their children have contrasting characters. The son is a womaniser and the daughter is a very caring girl. Thelma, a poor girl in the same college as Oswin cannot pay her fees. Oswin willingly helps her through her financial crisis, but later demands his pound of flesh.

Although the storyline is excellent its presentation does not rise to great heights, as did the director’s previous plays which were both educative and entertaining. The cast gives fine performances. Felcy as Swizel and Luiza as Monica, act wonderfully. Betty Alvares does a good job as the mother. Anil Pednekar portrays the negative character of Oswin well and Menino Mario is great as the evil doctor. Sariton playing the character of Aston is exceptional with his acting. Evon, Aplon, Dominic and Luis Bachchan provide the play with humour.

In between the acts there are songs by Felcy, Aplon, Luiza, Andrew, Albert, Junior Rod and Marcos Vaz. Solos by Rosario de Benaulim, Elias and Francis de Tuem are a special mention.

(The Navhind Times)

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