Winner of 5 Nandis. Costs Rs. 10. Telugu. If that still doesn't make you sad, the theme certainly will.
Rasaranjani, as part of its monthly stagings of Telugu plays, is staging Raachapundu on 16th and 17th March, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. The play is written by Paramatmuni and directed by Nikhil Jarugula, and is about the dirty tricks that politicians of India play, and how a true and honest social worker can get ridiculed.
In the past, people used to step into politics to serve mankind and pay back for what they have acquired from the world. Today, politics is more of a business than for a cause. Politicians engage in lobbying and open fights for plum ministerial posts, splitting of parties to gain dominance, corruption, scandals and so on. In this context, Raachapundu tries to portray how a true servant and patriot of the country can get insulted and subjected to humiliation, both by the elected representatives of the country and the people. The people of the country are unable to trust anyone, be it the politicians or a true public servant. They are confused.
The characters of the play are Malladi Sivannarayana, Yarlagadda Butchaiah Choudhary, Kolla Radhakrishna, Goodavalli Bhaskar, Srikanth, Mahendra, Mandepudi Purna and Nikhil Jarugula, among others. The play won the 2nd Best Play, 2nd Best Play Writer, Best Actor, Best Actress and the Best Comedian awards at the Nandi Theater Awards in Nizamabad during 2006.
The entry to the play is by tickets of Rs. 10 per head, available at the venue. For further details, please contact D Someshwara Rao at 94401-42266.