Drama enthusiasts in Dubai were treated to a beautifully performed ‘Maduveya Album’ play authored by renowned playwriter Late Girish Karnad at Emirates Theatre in Emirates International School, Dubai on Friday 14th Feb. The occasion was ‘Dhwani Ranga Siri utsava-2020’ organized by Dhwani Prathishtana who celebrated glorious 35 years.
Mr Ravi Hedge, Chief Editor Kannada Prabha Daily Inaugurated the event and appreciated the effort of Dhwani in upholding kannada literature and theater activities in overseas and Mr. Srinivas G Koppanna, Ex-President Karnataka Nataka Academy released the “kadalacheya Shriranga Dhwani” collection of article book about the Dhwani Sriranga Awardees. Mr. Manda Venkataramana Vice-chancellor of Thumbe medical University and Mr. Ravish Gowda of Fortune group of Hotels were the chief guests.
Dhwani Sriranga International theatre Award was bestowed to Dr H S Venkateshmurthy for his contribution to Modern kannada theater in the presence of esteemed NRI business men. Mrs. Asha Correa and Mr. Donald Correa was conferred the Dhwani Puraskara Intl Award.
Dhwani Nrupatunga Kannada Poshaka Award was given to Mr. Ravish Gowda, Chairman, Fortune Group of Hotels, Mr. James Mendosa, Chairman – Reliable Fabricators and Ramachandra Hegde, Chairman – Spreytec Contracting LLC
A houseful audience enjoyed Madhuve Album for two hours, as the social drama lived up to their expectations that was offered “Entrance Free”show.
Before the drama the programme started with the lighting the lamp gave a beautiful touch to the occasion that it really invited the Almighty hosted by Mrs. Laxmi lingdalli who ably conducted the program. Swathi Sharath rendered the prayer and the evening was set for the famous social drama in Kannada by 5.30 PM.
The director of the Play and President Prakash Rao Payyar , Jayanth Shetty, Gen Secretary, Aarthi Adiga Cultural Secretary, Ashok Anchan Treasurer also staged the inauguration. With the beautiful erected stage setting, Madhuve Album started with a big applaud by the audience for a 2 hours tour. Superb acting skills by all the actors who put their life and soul into presenting such a tremendous social play which mesmerized the audience. On the whole it was a different kind of drama which was a blend of emotions, family drama, comedy, tickling dialogues, bundled with best performance by each and every character to make it a unique package.
Aarthi Adiga beautifully compered the felicitation program during the second half of the event with her rhyming Kannada touch flawlessly, professionally.
The cast of the play included Gururaj Puttur, Asha Correa, Arathi Adiga, Venicia Rodrigues, Pallavi SG, Vinayaka Hegade , Vasu Bayar, Ashok Anchan, Prabhakar Kamath, Swathi Sharath, Sapna Kiran, Anitha Dayanand , Deepak Somashekar, Mohan, Venkatesh, Rohan , who did a fabulous role in the social drama. Each one made complete justice to the roles assigned to them that was highly appreciated and applauded by the audience. Rohan Lobo and Rajesh Adiga arranged the music back stage, while stage setting coordination and light was done by Adesh Hassan ad Arun Manipal respectively. Back stage was backed up by Mrs. Soni Gururaj, Ramesh lakya, Vinay Pujar, Naveen and team. Event was organized under Maestro events.
Crowd also were mesmerized by the performance of the play”Dashaanana Swapna Sidhi” a musical drama played by the famous Mudradi natkadooru Artists.
The evening was a successful one and was graced with excellent artists, generous sponsors and a wonderful audience.