Kasethan Kadavulada (1972) is one of my all time favourite Tamil film; starring Thengai Srinivasan the film is an all-out comedy. It’s about how two young men join hands with their friend, a teashop owner to rob their step-mother, the teashop friend enters their house dressed as a fake holy man and causes a comedy riot. The story for the film was written by Chitralaya Gopu which was inspired by a stage play of the same name. Now Y.Gee.Mahendra, the stage veteran has been staging a replay of the same story.
Today I saw the stage play in Ramarao Kala Mantap, T.Nagar performed by Y.G.M’s troupe UAA. Though I knew the story and dialogues by heart it was still enjoyable, every scene received laughter from the audience. The play could’ve benefited with a shorter script, running over 2 hours it was a stretch.
If you get a chance don’t miss to watch the play or see the film which is available on Amazon Prime Video.