Ek Manthara Hainki: A Garhwali drama Criticizing Alcohol Consumption
(Review of a Garhwali Drama ‘Ek Manthara Hainki’ (2011) by Lalit Keshwan)
Lalit Keshwan is famous Garhwali poet and is famous for transforming the style and subjects of Garhwali poetry in his time along with Dandriyal and Baulya. Lalit Keshwan wrote dramas too.
The drama ‘Ek Manthara Hainki’ is about two aims. The playwright depicts a character Manthra who is backbiter. The playwright also aims to criticize the problem of alcohol consumption in villages. However, Lalit could not be successful in showing either perfectly.
The playwright takes characters from real world, uses day-to-day dialogues and incidents are from real world of Garhwali village. However, drama is an average drama. The playwright did not use imagination to dramatize the situations. There is much work for director to bring the drama for staging.Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti