It's hard to be caught in a love triangle for a girl with another man. It's harder still if the other man is your father. Hardest, however, is when you have to laugh for hours.
Rasaranjini, as part of its ongoing Comedy Plays Festival from 4th to 9th November, is staging a play called Prasannaku Prematho today. The play is about a love story between V P aka Vara Prasad, and Prasanna.
After romancing in parks and the type-writing institute, they decide to marry. Fearing disapproval, V P hesitates to discuss the matter with his father. Prasanna gets annoyed, and takes up the matter herself. She enters VP's house as a dumb girl and wins the mercy of VP's father.
However, gradually, VP's father, a 60-year-old man, falls in love with the girl himself. This situation worries VP, and so he gets his uncle Lokanadham to pursue his father. Seeing the girl, Lokanadham too falls in love with her. In a dilemma, VP hatches a plan to pull the curtains down on the ongoing drama himself.
The play is written by Shankaramanchi Parthasarathy, directed by T Sundaram and presented by Murali Kalanilayam from Hyderabad. Phani Prakash as VP, Sridevi as Prasanna, Jenny as VP's father and Vishwa Mohan as Lokanadham, along with Sundaram, Uday Bhagavathula and Raja Rao, are the characters of this play.
Shankaramanchi Parthasarathy is a famous writer, who wrote his first article in 1978 for Swati, the monthly magazine. Thereafter, his articles appeared on a regular basis in Swati, Andhra Jyothi and Udayam magazines, winning him a huge fan following, accolades, prizes and awards.
His comedy plays like Dongala Badi, Poojaki Velayera, Halliki Halli, Silence Please, Abbe Emi Ledhu, Babai and Ee Saari Elakaani created a riot of laughter among audiences. Parthasarathy has also written the story and dialogues for movies like Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam, Avunu Vallidaru Istapaddaru, Dongaramudu And Party and Preminchukunnam Pelliki Randi.
Rasaranjini was established in March 1993, with a staging of the famous play Kanya Sulkam. During these 13 years since its inception, it has staged about 1,900 plays. It stages a play every month at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, to promote this neglected form.
The association not only stages its own productions, it also gets groups from outside and pays for their staging. It also trains in acting and mime. K V Ramana, IAS, is its president. Most of the members are renowned theater personalities.
The entry to the play is by tickets of Rs. 10 only, available at the venue. For further details, please contact D Someshwara Rao at 94401-42266.