‘Rangavalli Rangotsava’ concludes: ‘Evil thought,’ a synonym to endless trauma

‘Rangavalli Rangotsava’ concludes: ‘Evil thought,’ a synonym to endless trauma

October 9, 2017

Mysuru: ‘A seed sowed takes years to become a fully grown tree whereas evil thoughts sowed in one’s mind takes seconds to grow and end up destroying not only others’ life but also one’s own life’ was the message that the play “Maarikaadu” began with.

Though there were a few audience who said ‘Arab’ music and the language used in the play did not go with each other, the play staged by Bhoomika theatre troupe from Haradi – Udupi, on the concluding day of the three-day ‘Rangavalli Rangotsava’ at Kalamandira last evening, did not fail to convey the message on how in the pursuit of one’s ambition, a single wrong step may lead to endless trauma.

Directed by Dr. Sripad Bhatt, the play ‘Maarikaadu,’ written by Dr. Chandrashekhara Kambara, is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which gives a picture that ‘Evil thought’ is nothing but a synonym to endless trauma.

The tragedy of Macbeth, the brave Scottish General, who having heard the prediction from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland and spurred to action by his wife to fulfil his ambitions, murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself and ends up with ‘endless’ battles, leading to numerous kills, was well brought-out on stage by the artistes of Bhoomika.

Macbeth becomes Madakarinayaka in ‘Maarikaadu,’ who kills king Kapilaraya to acquire the throne following the voice of Maarikaadu, used as the metaphor of evil thoughts that pushes one to do anything to gain power, that replaces the trio of witches  in ‘Macbeth.’ Its consequences — the guilt and paranoia — how Madakarinayaka was forced to commit more murders to protect himself from suspicion which finally lead him and his wife into the realms of madness and death, were well-presented by the amateur artistes of Bhoomika.


Earlier at the Kindari Jogi premises, a Flute-Mandolin Jugalbandi was presented by Vid. Rakesh Sudheer and Vid. C. Vishwanath respectively. They were supported by Vid. Tumkur B. Shashishankar on mridanga and Vid. Sharath Koushik on ghata.

Vid. Rakesh Sudheer and Vid. C. Vishwanath presenting Flute-Mandolin Jugalbandi at the Kindari Jogi area
in Kalamandira premises last evening.


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