In the non-stop drama ‘Mog Kazaar Divorce’, director Agostinho Temudo speaks about the silly reasons for the rising number of divorces today. NT BUZZ speaks to him about the drama
SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ
Agostinho Temudo has been associated with the tiatr stage for a long time now. His script writing and presentation skills are so well adapted that even actors love to work with him. Many have complemented him for his script writing skills and directing styles. He has released his non-stop drama, ‘Mog Kazaar Divorce’ that has run several houseful shows in the rainy season.
The concept of ‘Mog, Kazaar, Divorce’ is applicable to every individual. “This is a general concept, and I made this drama for the youngsters and young couples,” director Agostinho says.
In the eras gone by, there was a time when parents would decide on the partners of their children immediately after their birth. The child would often get married in childhood. When child marriage was abolished, it gave right to every child to marry at the appropriate age after completing their education. After the trend of arrange marriage that most of the people in India prefer, now is reign of the love marriages and parents have also given freedom to their children to select their own partners.
Children now are fortunately supported by their parents in their choice of life partners. However, the behaviour of young couples has changed a lot. Today, they love and marry but when it comes to managing their marriages, many fail.
“Unfortunately, many couples fall in love, fight with their family to marry and when they marry and settle down, they think of leaving each other; they think of divorcing. Real married life is to live together forever and not to live separately. This is totally incorrect and this affects many lives,” says Agostinho. He questions that if the marriage has to end was there any point in fighting so much with the family to marry that person.
Agostinho believes that couples should learn to adjust with each other. Knowing each other’s flaws and despite that adjusting with their ways is what true love is. If this doesn’t happen, the couple can never say that their love is true. When they dream of living with each other forever, they must fulfil their dream. If they give up owing to each other’s flaws or any hurdles that come their way, their marriage is at stake and they will get affected by their actions.
“Youngsters today are turning their back on adjustments. They do not want to adjust especially in marriage situations. The only option they look at is divorce,” says Agostinho.
With divorce, a couple can disrupts their life, their partner’s life and their family’s too. Parents always want to see their children happy. In the case where they decide to divorce for silly reasons, parents try to get involved in their issues. They have to speak to them and try to resolve the problem, but when the children do not listen, parents have to support their children. However, Agostinho has shown how sometimes parents too influence their children towards divorce.
In this non-stop drama Agostinho shows a woman who is in love with a man for seven years. When they decide to get married, the man escapes the marriage. She then marries a businessman and has a son. When the son grows up and gets married to a girl, his mother finds out about her daughter-in-law’s affair before her marriage. She first tells her son not to trust his wife and later influences him in divorcing her.
Affected by the words of his mother, his closest family member, he decides to divorce his wife. On the final day of confirming their divorce, a major turn takes place that puts the mother and son in the dilemma of choosing between the right and wrong.
Agostinho says: “We must forget the past, and we must not let it affect our future because we can ruin the entire family. Through this drama, I want to present that divorce is not the easy way out and it is not the solution for silly reasons.”
There are 12 caants and two kaantaras in the beginning and ending of the drama. Director Agostinho prefers to do non-stop dramas and revive the old trend that was once flourishing in Goa. However he will also continue to do other tiatrs. “Many people come to watch tiatrs only because of kaantaras and a non-stop drama does not have space for them,” he says.