Franky Gonsalves’ tiatr, Franky-chi Mama, focuses on the aspirations and dreams of an individual. And, when they remain unachieved among the guardians, they are forced upon the children, irrespective of whether they are capable of fulfilling them or not.
It is a story which revolves around Annie Gonsalves (Chitra), an employee of a bank. Her desire was to become a doctor, but her dream remains unaccomplished. Annie’s spouse, Norman (Normandez), is a musician and happy-go-lucky spouse. Annie’s only son, Franky (Franky Gonsalves), is studying in college.
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As her dreams remained unfulfilled, Annie now hopes that her only son will fulfill her dreams. She deprives him of all entertainment and forces him to concentrate only on studies.
Sober that he is, Norman tries to understand his son, but he becomes a scapegoat in front of his dictatorial wife.
Annie has neighbours, Jagdish Hegde (Pegado), spouse Mandakini (Aplon) and their son Gundappa (Alijoy). They have migrated from Belgaum and settled in Goa.
Gundappa and Franky are studying in the same class, but in different colleges. Then, there is Sheena (Sheena), who is a good friend of Franky and Gundappa. By nature, she is very joyful, mischievous at times and filled with energy.
Annie cannot stand Gundappa excelling in his studies. And, she pushes her son Franky as Gundappa’s immediate competitor. But, will that compulsion help in fulfilling Annie’s dreams?
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Franky Gonsalves’ tiatr, Franky-chi Mama, is an eye-opener to parents and the modern youth. It carries a message to today’s parents, who are sometimes inclined to force their children into something which is not of their taste or desire.
As a mother, Chitra has played a classic role on stage. She is ably supported by Normandez, Franky, Alijoy and Sheena. As non-Goans, Pegado and Aplon stand out in their unique attire and dialogue delivery. Franky wins the hearts of the audience by his simple acts and dialogues.
Tracy makes a cameo as Sunita in the second half and delivers her dialogues confidently. There’s Merwyn, too, who steps in as a priest and his priestly attire is appealing.
In the comedy section, comedians Humbert, Michael, Dorothy and Julius make every effort to tickle the funny bone of the audience. And, their humorous presence brings in laughter among the spectators.
Sheena Gracias steps on the stage for the opening song, which is rendered in style. There are also solos coming in from Tony de Ribandar, Marcus Vaz, Merwyn, comedian Michael, Normandez and Saby de Divar.
Songs by Chitra and Alijoy and Tony and Sheena are well accepted by tiatr lovers. Two songs by Dorothy, Aplon and Tracy; and Humbert, Michael and Julius are equally entertaining. The section of songs would be complete if a quartet and a choral were added to the list of songs. Anthony de Velim on the first trumpet along with his son, Miles, on the second trumpet and Richard (keyboard), Aubern (bass), Jaison (drums) provide good music.
Anthony de Ambajim takes care of all the stage sets, while Sunny handles the light effects more efficiently.