‘Babuji’ based on struggle of performing arts’ lover staged

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Mar 2017 11:42:32

Staff Reporter,

Play ‘Babuji’ was staged at Shaheed Bhawan on Wednesday by Street Fact Cultural and Welfare Society. Directed by Wasim Ali and written by Vibhanshu Vaibhav, the play tells the story of struggle of Babuji Lalan Singh, a person who has great interest in theatre, drama, dance and music from his childhood days. He is an innocent man, who follows his principles ardently. He does not believe in the false traditions of the society. He wants to live his life with full independence and believes that every individual should have the freedom to take his life’s decisions independently. He gets married to a woman, who has a social taboo attached to her. His problems start when he finally takes a step forward to fulfill his life’s dream of establishing a drama company of his own, because drama or ‘nautanki’ has been considered a worthless work from centuries and looked down upon by people. Lalan Singh tries to break this taboo and the mentality and dedicates his entire life to art of drama.

The role of Babuji was played by Jackie Bhawsar along with other fellow artists on stage. Bhawna Srivastava, Priya Bhadouria, Wasim Khan, Mayank Tailang, Vikas Sharma, Deepak Rai and Nidhi Sharma are among other artists, who brought the play alive on stage. Director, Wasim Ali who has also acted in the play, is also a production controller and line producer. He started his own group in 2010 with the name ‘Street Fact Drama Group’, which started off with street plays with three plays been directed by him till now. Along with theatre, he is also active in serials. Story was of Mithileshwar, written by Vibhanshu Vaibhav. Rajendra Soni and Jackie Bhawsar as Assistant Directors. Light arrangement was of Kamal Jain, music direction by Surendra Wankhede and set and property arrangement by Nidhi Varman, Roli jain, Meenu Tailang.