Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tiatr Review: Amchi Bhumika Sompta


The world is a stage and we are the performers. Oldrin Sequeira, in his maiden presentation titled ‘Amchi Bhumika Sompta’, presents the tale of a man who is a stickler for the truth but ends up messing his life as well as that of his family.

Mr Sapeco, a widower with two children, Kenneth and Lizzie, is a businessman. Kenneth hates liars and is ready to cut off all relation with anyone who tells lies. Mitsy, the only daughter of Sapeco’s friend, marries Kenneth and the household is extremely happy. One day Mitsy tells Kenneth that she wants to visit her father and instead goes to see a friend due to some emergency. When this is revealed to Kenneth he accuses Mitsy of lying without even asking for an explanation and cuts of all relations with her. The father intervenes and using the support of another lie tries to bring about a reunion between the estranged couple.

The script has some good lines and the presentation is quite sleek. In fact, Oldrin scores in the direction extracting good performances from the entire cast. Tracy does a wonderful act as Mitsy. Watch her emote, especially in those scenes depicting pain and helplessness. Olga is Lizzie, also playing the hearted sister well. Mini Mario is perfect as Sapeco and so is Anil Pednekar in a subdued performance as Kenneth. Oldrin and Anthony de Verna lend good support.

Jane, Marcos and Pedda provide the humour. The comedy plot is based on retired Kuwaitkar who now runs a Bar in Goa. The sequences of these three - Cyril Almeida and Marcus with Oldrin - are extremely funny.

A D Diniz has given good music for the opening song by Olga as well as other songs by Jane, Anil, Coney-M, Marcus, Inas and Mini Mario. Solos by Oldrin and Cyril Almeida need mention. The play has a different story and is definitely worth watching.

(Navhindtimes. com)

Pai Tiatrist’s Birth Anniversary

Victor de Sa
Tiatr Academy Goa

Press Note

Panjim: 06 / 12 / 09

Pai Tiatrist’s Birth Anniversary

Tiatr Academy Goa (TAG) in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan Margao will celebrate the birth anniversary of Pai Tiatrist – Joao Agostinho Fernandes on 14th December, 2009 at Ravindra Bhavan Margao. In the past Joao Agostinho Fernandes’s birth anniversary was observed on 21st December which was a mistake. In fact late Joao Agostinho Fernandes, who contributed to the development of Tiatr in all aspects and was popularly known as Father of Tiatr, was born on 14th December 1871 and was baptized on 21st December 1871. This is the 138th birth Anniversary of the Pai Tiatrist.

TAG has planned a whole day programme on the occasion. In the morning at 10.00 a.m. a discussion on “Tiatr – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will be held at the Conference Hall of Ravindra Bhavan in which prominent tiatr artistes will share their experiences on tiatr and its song and music. The discussion is organized so that the Tiatr artistes have an opportunity to express their views on various aspects of tiatr such as script, direction, acting, background music, light effects, lyrics, etc.

A mega musical concert by prominent artistes of tiatr stage will be staged at 3.30 p.m in Pai Tiatrist-Joao Agostinho Fernandes Hall.

At 4.30 p.m. senior artistes of Tiatr stage, who could not be honoured with the State Cultural Award due to various reasons, will be presented with TAG’s “Life Time Contribution Award” for their services to the development of Tiatr. The artistes who will receive the “Life Time Contribution Award are: Anthonette Mendes, Lucian Dias, Clara Correia, Filipe de Sanvordem, Filomena Braz, Titta Pretto, Ophelia Cabral, Ciriaco Dias, Shalini Mardolkar, Caiti, Lorna, Anita Pereira and Comedian Dias. Shri. Digamber Kamat, Hon. Chief Minister of Goa will be the Chief Guest and Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG will preside over the function. The mega musical concert will resume after the Award function. All tiatr artistes and lovers of tiatr are invited to attend the function.

Victor de Sa
Member Secretary - TAG


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