LAMJUNG, Feb 10: The Manjari Natya Samuha staged a play called ‘Panighatta’ for three days at Besisahar, Lamjung.
The play attracted about 2,000 viewers from Besisahar and nearby rural villages of Lamjung. Beginning from Maiya’s wine shop in a rural village, the play sheds light on rural living, migration, unemployment, foreign employment and the effects invited by such issues. One of the characters, Bishnubhakta Adhikari has portrayed the role an elderly man who owns a panighatta.
The play presents both disheartening and hilarious glimpses surrounding youth unemployment. When one of the characters, Krishna, loses his father while being overseas, the cremation carried out by a 13-year old, a woman, an elderly man and a person with disability is heart wrenching.
The play presents the story of youths who move to foreign countries in pursuit of happiness and secured living but ultimately find their dreams shattered. “The play has made an impact in the viewers’ minds, which is quite important,” said KajimanSunuwar.
“From 13-year-old Biplav Bohora to 72-year-old Bishnubhakta Adhikari, the play has included characters belonging to a diverse age-group,” said co-director Sanjog Lamichhane.
“The 70-minute play has also been selected to be staged from Falgun 11-13 at an event at Rabindranagar, Kolkata,” said Lamsal.