Chandigarh, August 4: The third day of ongoing Festival of Tagore’s work was inaugurated by Dr.M.S.Rattan ,( Retd) IAS of Punjab in presence of senior officials of Chandigarh Administration here today at Tagore theatre. A Festival of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s work is attracting large audience. In past two days, the theatre lovers have rejoiced in the theatre pieces being presented by the Chandigarh Administration. The Drama plays are being presented by talented directors. The Adakar Manch Mohali presented a play “ Baat Suhe Phullan Di” based on three Tagore stories – Once There was a king, Victory , My lord my baby here today .The play had been directed by a renowned director Sahib Singh, which left the audience spell bound during one and a half hour Punjabi theatre play.The play tells about the wrong decisions made by the rulers and thus the sufferings of the innocents. King Narayan weds her 15 years daughter to a 7 years old boy. The princess keeps the boy in her palace and takes care of his education and upbringing. After 10 years she tells the boy Shekhar about the Relation. Shekhar rejects her and leaves the palace. After some time Shekhar become a famous poet, King invites him and honour him with designation of Rsj-Kavi. Slowly Shekhar feels the bond of love for shehzadi. One day another Poet Pundrik entangles Shekhar in a complicated debate and ultimately Shekhar becomes unanswerless. King declares Pundrik victorious and also the marriage of Shehzadi with Pundrik. Shekhar is shattered, goes to his room and decorate the room with red flowers. Then he burns all his poems and takes poison. Shehzadi comes into the room and says that you were the real winner. My father again made a poor decision but I have come here to honour you. He puts a garland on Shekhar but he is dead.
The play depicts the search for a real good story in which there is no injustice, no cruelty but full of joys, happiness and peace. In a subtle hidden way, it points at the foolish and visionless Rules. The role of Raja has been enacted by Baninderjit Singh Bani, Rani by Rajinder Rozy, Junior Shehzadi by Mallika Singh, Senior Shehzadi by Hrhemneel Kaur, Junior Shekhar by Gandharv Jaggy, Senior Shekhar by Sarthek Narula, Pundrik by Hermanpal Singh , Old Manby Navdeep. Tomorrow, the play Chirkumar Sabha directed by Sudesh Sharma will be staged at 6.45pm.