(Saaral - Tamil Drama,part of The Theater Week)
'Vaadipatti Vyabari' ,based on 'Merchant of Venice', was a hit. The crowd was entertained,and the judges happy. Kudos to Rahul for the direction,screenplay,script,n dialogues(phew,this is some list!),and good job of adapting it to a Tamil village setting :) with a social message. Nice performances by the supporting cast, especially- Gokul as MuthuPandi(Shylock),and Deena as Anthonio (Antonio),Siva as The Naatamai (Judge),replete with the sombu, white thundu,n veshti-shatai, Prakash as the Naatamai's 'TakeHold' (allakai or edupu :) ).
Of the several creative elements in the show,the following dialogue appealed to me:
"Nyayam enbadhu oruvanin thanipatta karuthu! Oruvanuku nyayam endru thonuvathu matroruvanuku nyayamagavendum endru avasiyam illai! Enave,theepai vazhangum bodhu nyayam mattum allamal manidhavimana thayum karuthil kolla vendum!" .
(Justice is relative to the person. What appears as just to a person,need not necessarily be just to another . So,when delivering a judgement, humanitarianism should also be considered. That is universal! )
Great job, guys!