SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ
Tiatrist Menino de Bandar recently released his 55th production ‘Dev Tumkaim Ditolo’. Fond of writing family dramas, Menino believes that his audience can connect to the background and life of the characters in his tiatrs which are based on family issues.
‘Dev Tumkaim Ditolo’ follows in the similar vein. The tiatr centres around a couple who live with the husband’s mother. Trouble begins brewing when the mother-in-law gets upset with her daughter-in-law for not bearing a child even after three years. She dreams of being a grandmother to her son’s child.
The son meanwhile holds a managerial position. His secretary has issues of her own. Her husband tells her that she doesn’t need to work for money. However, she is not at all ready to listen to him and he begins to doubt whether she is having an affair. As it so turns out she has in fact fallen for her manager
One day, she confesses her love for him, insisting that she is ready to divorce her husband and marry him. The manager however does not agree and tells her that it is wrong to leave their partners and continue with an affair which is temporary and not based on truth. He tries to convince his secretary that this is a temporary attraction. The secretary, in turn, begins to blackmail him, declaring that if he doesn’t marry her, she will commit suicide. In a state of turmoil, the manager considers leaving his wife to save the life of his lover.
He goes home and informs his mother of his decision. His mother is delighted as she cares only about becoming a grandmother. Later, a priest meets both the couples and tries to convince them that this affair and relation won’t last forever. He gives them 15 days to fix their relation. Will the couples separate or will they fix their relation for their well-being? Will the mother-in-law still stick to her decision of fulfilling her wish to become a grandmother?
“The story is little complicated but I like to give many messages through my tiatrs,” says Menino. “When people come to watch my tiatr they want to be entertained. As a tiatrist, it is my duty to also teach them some moral values.”
The tiatr seeks to convey the message that one should never destroy true love due to temporary relations or those that are baseless. Relations that begin with cheating someone or with lies never last forever. Secondly the mother-in-law should behave with her daughter-in-law as if she is her own daughter. She shouldn’t expect anything from her and vice versa.
Menino has also shown that truth wins always. “In this story, I have shown how a wife always loves her husband who is a manager. I have not revealed the full story here but in my tiatr truth always wins,” he says. Menino says blackmailing someone to marry is a wrong step. “Youngsters today commit suicide to prove their love but committing suicide is not true love. Blackmailing someone for marriage is selfishness and true love doesn’t exist in such fake relations,” he adds.
With ten kaantaras and five caants, Menino has also created special scenery for a scene where Jesus blesses someone who prays. Besides this, there are a lot of scenes where lights play an important role in creating eye-catching moments for people.
(‘Dev Tumkaim Ditolo’ by Menino de Bandar will have a show on August 15, 6.30 p.m. at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao)
Menino’s tiatr, ‘Dev Tumkaim Ditolo’ centres around a couple who live with the son’s mother. Trouble begins brewing when the mother-in-law is upset with her daughter-in-law for not bearing a child even after three years. Her son meanwhile holds a managerial position at work and is attracted to his secretary who has problems of her own with her husband. One day, the secretary confesses to her manager that she is in love with him and is ready to divorce her husband and marry him. Although the manager tries to convince her that this is wrong, she declares that she will commit suicide if he does not marry her. In a state of turmoil, the manager agrees to leave his wife. But before this, a priest meets both the couples and tries to convince them to fix their respective marriage. Will the couples separate or mend their relationship? And what will the mother-in-law suggest?