Tough to survive in theatre says Dr.Neelam Man Singh Choudhry

The state of theatre is really tough says well-known theatre personality and Punjab university professor Dr.Neelam Man Singh Choudhry.
She was interacting with the Calicut New Media at Tagore Hall in Kozhikode; the venue of the 14th National Theatre Festival .The License, directed by Chaudhry is being staged in the festival.
Lack of infrastructure, fund crunch and similar situations make things worse in  theatre field. Many theatre people are suffering lot due to such problems.

Her troupe, The Company’s eleven artists performed in this play, The License.
Dr.Neelam has been in the theatre field for the last thirty years and she has large number of disciples in this art.
She says that the festival gives an opportunity of cultural cross over. People can enjoy different language and style of theatre arts.
“It is a platform for people to understand other language dramas as well.”
“In drama, the audience gets an experience of life situations.”
“The ray of hope is still we have a nice audience.”-Dr.Chaudhri says.

 

neelamnew

Neelam Mansingh Choudhury

“What I think on theatre is we can give some experience through characters. I don’t know drama gives any message. However, life is there in every plays. We portray contemporary community lives and people in dramas.”
“I don’t concentrate on any particular theme alone. Each and every play is entirely different.
“Contemporary issues are always living in dramas. I can’t portray a fourteenth century life while I live in this time.However; there are some pieces of theatrics arts that stay timeless.”
Drama has a language through words, sounds and body actions. Sometimes body movements are the vehicles of drama theme. Once you understand the play in its real sense there is no language barrier. Meanwhile, there are some expressions that are uniquely digested in local language.
Dr.Chaudhri got her training in theatre arts from National School of Drama and after that she is a dedicated artist with direction and teaching.
She is a teaching faculty at the department of Indian theatre art, Punjab University since 1990.

National Film Festival at Payyanur

Movies including Village Rock Star,Alorukkam,Lipstick under my Burqa,Aswathama are among the movies, screening in the fest Film fans in Payyanur in Kannur district are in rejoice mood to watch great movies and talk movies during this monsoon. The 10th National Film Festival began on 9th June will continue until June 13.Well-known film makers as well […]

Arakkirukkan to reach theaters by April 20

Arakkirukkan (Half-mad) is a Malayalam feature-entertainment movie by Sunil Viswachaithanya. The film portrays the story of men’s exploitation of natural resources and water pollution.Many new faces acted in the movie,which was shot in different locations in Kozhikode and Wayanand districts. Environmental activist Prof. Shobeendran is the chief coordinator of the movie.Cinematography( Sibi Joseph Kolambalam),and music […]

Riddhi Sen bags best actor award

65th National Film Awards for 2017 announced Late Veteran Actor  Vinod Khanna awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award Assamese movie Village Rockstars awarded Best Feature Film and Baahubali – The Conclusion awarded as Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment Late eminent Actress, Sridevi awarded Best Actress for the Hindi movie Mom Riddhi Sen to be given Best […]

Recent News

Education

Cinema has become a serious academic topic-Dr.Anil Vallathol

July 19, 2018

Apart from being just an entertainment medium,cinema has become a serious academic topic,thanks to the film festivals,said Malayalam University Vice Chancellor Dr.Anil Vallathol. He was delivering the inaugural speech of Darshini International Film festival at the university campus on July 18. Film,as a captivating medium, discusses minute realities of life.However,he cautioned people against ,falling in […]

Hartal withdrawn;no change in CU exam

A hartal called by SDPI has been withdrawn.The Calicut University will conduct the examinations as per the schedule on July 17,said a press release,from the university.

July 16, 2018

Second sem UG exam date declared

The Calicut University has declared the date of second semester B.Com,B.B.A,BA,B.Sc regular/improvement /supplementary examinations. B,Com/BBA examinations  will begin on August 9.  B.A/B.Sc examinations will begin on September 5.

July 13, 2018

More News