In the past, our ancestors made a living through traditional occupations, and supported their families financially. Due to the lack of takers from the new generation today, the ancestral trades are facing a natural death and are on the decline.
Prince Jacob’s new tiatr, Apunn Apnnank Dev Somestank, focuses on the traditional and ancestral occupation and how the sons in a family refuse to take up the trade, after the head of the family passes away.
Apart from taking up the ancestral trade, the greed for ancestral property and wealth, by the siblings and their spouses, has been highlighted in the drama. All gimmicks played, to grab what has been kept in store, result in sheer disappointment and disaster.
SCRIPT AND STORY
Jose is a baker by profession and he has come to support his family – comprising his wife, Rosita, and two sons, David and Godwin and only daughter, Celina, who is pursuing her college studies. David is happily married to Daisy and they are settled abroad, while Godwin is married to Corina and resides with the family.
Jose is on the point of death. And, daughter-in-law, Corina, wishes that her father-in-law expire soon so that the ancestral property may belong to her husband soon. After death, lawyer Costa steps in and hands over a file, concerning property deals, to Jose’s wife, warning her to take utmost care of it.
After a month, David and Daisy return from the UK. And, both siblings are curious to know the contents of the file. But, everything will be unveiled only if Rosita parts with the file or after her demise.
Meanwhile, all efforts are made by the two siblings, along with their spouses, to win their mom’s favour. But, will all the struggles work in favour of David and Godwin? Will they get the share of the ancestral property?
Watch the second half of the drama to know what follows next – whether the siblings will get what they wish or if they will be forced to take up the traditional occupation left behind by their father.
BEHIND THE ACT
Agnelo de Dabolim plays a double role, namely as Jose and then, as the lawyer in the court. Fatima plays the character of his spouse and she has extended good support to Agnelo initially. As siblings, Godwin and Michael have played their roles with much ease.
As spouses to Godwin and Michael, Briscila and Lourdes, respectively, have given a fine performance on stage. So has Melisha, who has extended good backing to Fatima as the daughter. Boni Alvin, Jacinto Gracias (in dual roles) are quite convincing. Avers Pereira as the judge is confident with his character.
Prince Jacob, Alwyn and Evola carry a good dose of pills for laughter riot among the audience. The trio gel well and are a treat to watch. Check Alwyn and Evola when they step on stage in baker’s garments and the dance steps they follow thereafter.
MUSIC AND SONGS
Lourdes comes on stage for the opening song, rendered with a clear-cut voice. She is followed by a couple of songs in the form of solos and other songs by Avers Pereira, Boni Alvin, Agnelo de Dabolim.
A duet by Lourdes and Agnelo de Dabolim is worth listening to. And, another song by Prince Jacob and Evola carry a catchy tune, which also receives applause from the audience. For better renditions on stage, Seby Moraes and his team of musicians have ably assisted with live music.