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Dogri Love Saga 'Kunju-Chanchalo' showcased
8/30/2018 10:29:31 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Aug 30: Unison Cultural Troupe on Thursday staged Dogri Play 'Kunju-Chanchalo' under the direction of Sandeep Verma and written by ND Jamwal at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. The saga of love was presented in verses was a kind of assemblage in which dramatic actions narrated through theatrical elements.
Today's play was based on 400 years old love story connected the audience to socio-cultural roots that defines the identity of Dogras, also brought out as a well-orchestrated artistic spectacle in which Dogri folk elements were adopted.
The plot of dramatized version of play revolves around Kunju, a brave soldier of King who is in love with Chanchalo - the maid of Queen.
They both are madly in love with each other and can't tolerate their separation but one day, King sends Kunju to fight a battle, where Kunju is killed. After sometime, the soul of Kunju comes back to Chanchalo, who is unable to bear the loss of her lover also kills herself. The play beautifully depicts the sea of emotions of two lovers whose love tale wraps up tragically.
The artistic style of presentation put life to play on stage by outstanding performances of actors who put their high class of artistic talent to connect it with audience who remained spell bound and held the periphery of their seats during the play. The performers who acted in the play were Mridul Anand as Kunju, Amar Chouhan as Chanchalo, Dewankshi Sabikhi as Saheli, Mohit Mehra as Sipahi 1, Vivek Sangotra as Sipahi 2, Janak Khajuria as King, Ajit Sharma as Jogi, Harsh Nandan as Tehliya 1 and Anil Sharma as Tehliya 2.
Vivek Sangotra was assistant director where set was designed by Ayaan Ali. Aman Sangral designed music, Anil Sharma designed costumes and Lights were designed by Junaid Kak and Tara Chand.
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