22 Sept 2011

Check & Checkmate

It’s been a while since this happened. When Kannada movies drained our energy levels to a very horrible extent, we found peace with Rangayana’s Checkmate. The tickets are priced 30 bucks, which according to me is very less. The amount of hard work that goes in coming up with such plays is not even 1% comparable to what the tickets are priced.

Checkmate is a Marathi play, later translated to Hindi & to Kannada by Dr. Thippeswamy. Its funny and equally sit-at-edge-of-your-seat sorts; 3 characters, Nachiketh, Nandini & Satyasheel Satya take you to an exciting journey of emotions for two and half hours. & I wasn’t tempted once to have a look at my phone while the play was on, which explains the amount of awesomeness of the act.

Of all the 3 characters, it was the inspector who stole the show. He is shabby, yet disciplined, he looks horrible still woos the audience, his way of modulating emotions, the way he sips whiskey I don’t mind watching it again coming Sunday just for him. Of course Pati would resent.

The play is running last show this Sunday at Bhoomigeetha, RangayaNa 6:30pm. Do watch it & fall in love with theatre and Satyasheel Satya.