For a non-Tamil speaking audience, these plays would have been boringly blurred
- the humor would be totally lost. Meant only for the Tamil audiences of Hyderabad,
this two-day festival had them in splits. As the director, 'Crazy' Mohan, said,
these plays were meant purely for entertaining and making the audience lighter
in spirit. There's no place for pathos and philosophy but just pure, unadulterated
"Jurassic Baby", the first play, showed Nambodari (enacted by Crazy Mohan), who practices occult, approached by a childless couple. Nambodari amazingly gives them a giant vessel of soup -'lehiyam' - and asks them to drink it. And they then give birth to a new baby in a giant form, called 'Jurassic baby'. What follows is a series of incidents, each more droll than the other, mocking the issue of 'issues'. Nadu Balaji and Radha were the other actors in this comedy.
The next evening's play was titled "Madil Male Madhu", meaning 'a cat on the wall'! This is a real crazy play
that has two friends, one educated and ambitious and the other uneducated and motivated, and each of the two ends up marrying a girl of the other's choice. And then begin the endless confusion and incidents that keep the audience on edge.
The same actors, Mohan, Radha and Balaji, enacted this play. Their repertoire comprises many such plays. Mohan basically began as an amateur and, surprisingly, came into focus purely due to the attitude and the spontaneity of his presentations.