Baap Ka Baap – A comedy with an important social message

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By Manju Mittal

R D Entertainment organised Hindi Comic Drama Baap ka Baap at the Conference Centre in Silverwater on Saturday April 17.  Play was written and directed by theatre artist Naveen Bawa who also played leading role in the drama. The drama unfolds on stage through Veteran actor Asrani who is still remembered for this dialogue “Hum angrezon ke zamane ke jailor hai” in his brilliant comic performance in Sholay. Asrani, though much old and weathered he looked, has made stage appearance after a long sabbatical, this time he is joined by actress Padmini Kolhapure known for her unforgettable role in the movie ‘Premrog’. Padmini is also a great theatre actor which Sydney only witnessed now. Chitrashi Rawat of ‘Chak De India’ fame was also part fo the team who played the role of a spicy and seductive girl in Baap ka Baap.

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Manju with Asrani and Padmini Kohlapure

Baap Ka Baap is basically a story of son and father relationship, father played by Asrani who is a single parent and raises his child singlehandedly sacrificing all his needs. His only desire is to see his son get married and settled but the story takes an interesting turn. The message was conveyed cleverly mixed with a healthy dose of laughter. There was great chemistry between the characters, Naveen Bawa was brilliant on stage, the dialogues especially his Sher o Shayri was funny and brought chuckles in the audience. Title track was catchy and voiceover by Alka Yagnik, Shatrughan Sinha and Shakti Kapoor added to the charm of the play. Padmini Kolhapure charmed everyone with her acting prowess. Padmini looked the same as she did 20 years ago. Chitrashi Rawat as Namkeen was outstanding.  Highlight of the play was Asrani who received a standing ovation and huge applause from the audience. His energy was incredible. During the meet & greet Asrani said “I always wanted to do theatre and when I was offered this I just agreed,” he added, “Besides we interspersed the dialogues with songs and dance to break the monotony and make the play more entertaining.”

‘Baap Ka Baap’ is a family drama that mixes romance, comedy, dance, music and most importantly a social message. Sydney’s local star Nisha Kaungal made special appearance at the end and proved that our local talent is no less match in acting to the overseas artists. Theatre has become an interesting medium to watch and Sydney is attracting some good dramas from India, Baap Ka Baap being one that we all enjoyed thoroughly.

 

 

 

 

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