Curtain Raiser Press Conference of play – Gagan Damama Baajyo

Hallmark School’s ‘Kalakaar’ Group to Present ‘Gagan Damama Baajyo’

PANCHKULA, MAR 20, 2014
A rich tribute will be paid to India’s great freedom fighters, particularly Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on the martyrdom day of the iconic patriot. Hallmark Public School, Sector-15, Panchkula’s theatre wing– ‘Kalakaar’ will present ‘Gagan Damama Baajyo’, a play penned by well known playwright Mr. Piyush Mishra. The duration of the rendition is 50 min and it will be rolled out at Yavnika Open Air Theatre, Sector-5, Panchkula on Sunday the 23.3.14, which is celebrated as the Martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh. The play which will be staged in a completely professional manner will commence 7 PM onwards. The voice of the ‘Sutradhar’ in the play has been given by Mr. Jivtesh Garg, Director, Hallmark Public School. Mr. Garg said at a press conference, “Our young actors’ aim to share with the youth of India Bhagat Singh’s ideology, why he became a freedom fighter, his perception of free India etc. The play will be replete with all ingredients like music and lights. The attires have been carefully chosen to reflect that era.”

The Lead cast is Snehil Sharma – Bhagat Singh, Paras Garg -Rajguru,Devkaran Singh Dhillon-Sukhdev, Jatin Chhabra-Ashfaaq Ullah Khan, Mehar Kaur Nakai-victim of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. The director of the play is Mr. Abhishek Sharma, who is a Post Graduate from Dept.of Ind Theatre, PU with a vast experience.

Says Abhishek, “Though the play will be delivered by students, the kind of quality showcased is no less than stage performances even by professional theatre artists.” Adds Mrs. Kavita Wadhwa, Principal, Hallmark Public School, “The USP of the play is that it will use sound to gain effect. All student actors have done their own voice-overs of dialogues in a professional audio studio, where the entire cast including the Director of the school, clocked 50 hours.”

Seventeen students from ‘Kalakaar’, trained rigorously under the expert tutelage of Mr. Abhishek Sharma. According to Snehil Sharma, who will play Bhagat Singh, “We have put in long hours training for giving that immaculate performance. For the last 20 days we have been learning how to express and use dialogue to deliver greater impact. The play will be staged by young actors from Classes 5 to 9 and all of us are looking forward to be part of the ensemble.” The story revolves around mainly the great freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The central idea of taking this unique initiative is to sensitize the younger generation that freedom was not attained easily and to make them value freedom.