‘Response to mega play Shivputra Sambhaji in Nagpur is greatest’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Dec 2018 10:05:32


Staff Reporter,

CITY recorded the lowest ,3.5 degree Celsius temperature on Saturday still it could not dampen the spirit of the theatre lovers who thronged Reshimbag ground for the mega play ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’. The number of audience has almost doubled on the eighth day than the first day. Thanks to the organiser, Madhyam Lokseva Prathishthan who extended the show for two days. The magnum opus had started on December 22. More than 40,000 people were present on the first day of the show. Mahindra Shedge, Producer of the play, said, “On the first two to three days, thousands of people walked back disappointedly as they could not get seats to watch the show.

The entire team including the artists and organisers felt very sad to see them going back. Thus, the team decided to extend the show for at least two days.” Saturday was the second last day of the show but it appeared as itis the firstday. “I think, Nagpur has given the largest number of audiences so far. The entire team is overwhelmed by the response,” said Shailesh Thorat, the event coordinator. Wrapped in sweaters, shawls,winter caps and socks to get that coziness, people of all age groups right from kids to elders did not let go the chance to miss the sight ofgreat‘Sambhaji’ -DrAmol Kolhe.

The audience included not only local people but also many made their way from rural areas and other nearby cities. AgraduateSapanaJamade had come to watch the show second time. For the first time, she had been with her sister who had come all the way from Pune to watch the show while the second time, she was accompanied by her relatives and friends. When asked what fascinated her in the show that she walked twice in the crowd and she blushed, saying, “ I like Dr Amol Kolhe a lot. Besides his acting and dialogue delivery, his appearance while taking horseride among the audience is mesmerizing ,” said Sapna. Aged above 80, Dr Tejram Khotel, in his eighties, had packed himself with mufflers and coats. He came with his wife right at 4.30 pm just to get the front row seat. “So whatitis cold incity,Iwould not like to miss the chance to watch such a great show. I think,everybody should see the show just to know more about Sambhaji,”said K hotel.