|The Postman A solo performance by Junaid Kaifi Design and Directed by Murali Basa|
A pretty performance by junaid Kaife had given good memories to the spectators. His impressive acting and engagement with audience is an asset to the performance. The poetry of Shaurya and dramaturgy of Happy Ranajit and costumes of Anita are added advantages of the performance.
Intial the show started with the song chitti na koi Sanders by Jaggit Singh created a mood of association with letters in the minds of audience. And the show started with the description of post man's life , an autobiography, and the performance revealed the relationship among the people by addressing the letters of an young aspirant who stays in Kolkata writes to his wife about his arrival, The second letter which reveals the story of son who wants to stay away from his home but he was unable to inform his parents than he wrote a letter to his father who is nothing but the post man. A shocking letter for the post man from his son connects his realtionship with the son and how he had brought up from his childhood.
The director tried to attempt to understand the relationships in the present society and how people were separated by connecting with mobile devices. "Pass me rehte hi Lekin pata nahi chalta hi (translation they are close but they dont have address) . Through the play the director have tried to explore the mode of communication how it has transformed from own to let board. "Till early 21st century we used to receive letters, Rakhis, Money orders from post man, we feel connected to the family. And post man became itself is a family member. Tell me, how many out young generation people do know about the postman. They were so busy with Face book, what's app and other social media apps rather than writing on paper. This performance is an attempt to bring back their memories and connection with the postman" said MURALI BASA, the Designer and director of the performance.
The performance happened at Studio Safdar in Ranjeet Nagar on 18/10/15. It's a Royaala Theatre Society presentation and supported by SAROJ CREATIVE Services, Delhi.
The music and poetry by shaurya shanker had taken to the period of 1990s, where the music was well blended to the performance. The original story is an audio story from the radio 92.7 , by Neelesh Misra it was dramatically adapted and 're written by Happy Ranajit. Costumes by Anita, had given an impact of the period.in the words of Junaid Kaifi , the postman role player
"The performance is a different experience, playing a role of postman is a great experience. In my life I hardly see a postman in my life. But where as I tried my best to do on stage. The audience were well reacted and communicated with me in a good way. I got good energy from audience which helps to prove my self in stage and tried to do postman role easily" The play performed at SAFDAR STUDIO, Delhi.
The original Audio story: Nilesh Mishra
Dramatization and Acting inputs: Happy Ranajit
Design and Direction : MURALI BASA
Music execution : Shaurya Shanker
Supported by SAROJ CREATIVE SERVICES
Photo credits Suveen Mylabothu