A Tamasha at City Mall, Patna

June, Patna: Visitors to Patna’s Central Mall were arrested by the sight of a girl being almost strangled by two guys. They stood riveted by this brilliant street play written by Nihal Kumar, a second year Mass Communication student.

Tamasha-journey of women was organized by Xavier’s Theatre club of St. Xavier’s College of Mgmt. & Tech., at Patna Central Mall, Frazer Road at 6:30 on Saturday evening. The theme of the play was women’s empowerment. The street play was written by Nihal Kumar Dutta and directed by Shivanshu Singh Satya and Nihal, students of St. Xavier’s College of Mgmt. & Tech, as part of a Theatre Club Activity.

The 10-minute play showed the journey of a woman from her birth, the problems she faces in her daily life. The main focus of the play was social issues such as female infanticide, discrimination between girls and boys on basis of education and life facilities, dowry system, molestation, acid attacks and rape.

Says the author and co-director, “The Mass Communication Department at St Xavier’s college gives us a tremendous opportunity to home our skills in writing and dramatics. Our college principal, our teachers, and elders are very sensitive to gender-related issues. They always encourage us to express our ideas to make our society a better place.”

The mentor of the Xavier Theatre Club, Ajay Kumar said “our main idea behind the play was to create awareness. To make people think about the issues that are witnessing on daily basis but are with closed eyes. It is a try to break the boundary that the society has created for girls to live in”. The tone of the play was serious as well as sarcastic.

“The theme of the play was very good because issues like such have to be discussed as not only people who are illiterate but also who are well educated, know the laws and everything are very ignorant towards such issues,” said Mrs Deepika Kumar, a member of the audience of the play. Mr Bipin Kumar Singh, another viewer said: “the performance was very good and plays like such act as a reminder of the duties of the individuals towards the formation of a safe society for women”.

The performers did justice to their characters and urge people to think and to take action to change the scenario. The performance ended with the girls’ performer reciting verses “tu ladkihai” and with an appeal to be part of the change for women empowerment.

[Reported by Priyanka , Newsnet One intern]

10 thoughts on “A Tamasha at City Mall, Patna

  • June 11, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    I came to know from some Jesuits who watched the play in the College campus that it was quite good and that it can be improved further. All the best. Congratulations to all of you who are part of it and those who are encouraging the initiative.

  • June 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Congratulations everyone..it was a proud moment for all of us.. thanks Xavier theatre club for encouraging and believing us… thanks to everyone specially Ajay sir, Nihal Kumar Dutta and Shivanshu Singh Satya for guiding and supporting us….The title of our Nukkar Natak was “Tamasha”and it was totally inspiring as it was based on the real struggle of the women..we really feel glad to be a part of this Nukkar Natak…

  • June 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Thankyou everyone for supporting me in my bad times….thanks so much… I feel very proud to be a part of this Nukkad Natak…..thanks Nihal bhaiya and Satya Bhaiya and Ajay Sir.
    In this we all have masti, acts, inspirational dialogues which we all love to do everything…..
    Thanks everyone ???

  • June 10, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Thankyou XAVIER’S Theatre Club ..it was Awesome Moment. Thanks Nihaal Kumar Datta & Shivanshu Singh Satya.

  • June 10, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks a lot, Neerja Ma’am and keep blessing us

  • June 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Being a part of this street play, we tried to show the reality of our society and make people spellbound. We forced them to think what de actually doing. Watching a ‘Tamasha’ made them realise that if they won’t take serious steps, one day they will become a ‘Tamasha’

  • June 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    The act was splendid and the essage was clear and neat. We must do our bit in society by conveying positive vibes in any way possible because change starts within. ☺️

  • June 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    It was an awesome moment for all to enjoy the nukkar Tamasha
    It shows us the real structure of our society
    Awesome one
    And also as an actor we loved the act all the credits goes to 2 persons specially Nihal sir and Shivanshu sir for supporting us and providing us the oppurtunity to work and also to the whole team of “Tamasha”

  • June 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Amazing act by every individual actors.
    Congratulations to every member of Xavier’s theter club as we have done our social act perfectly .
    I would like to thank everyone for joining us in our act and for appreciating it.
    Jay Xavier’s?

  • June 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations to the BMC students of Xavier Theatre Club and their mentor Mr Ajay Kumar for the initiative and Priyanka (BMC 2nd year) for reporting the event.

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