No matter how much one may wish to change one’s destiny, it can never be changed. And, whether you like it or not, what follows in life happens in accord with destiny.
Inas, a tiatr penned by comedian Agostinho and directed by comedian Joyel, speaks about the destiny in one’s life. It narrates how things can change in one’s life when one least expects it.
A computer techie, Inas (Pascoal Rodrigues) works for a private firm in Bangalore. In the same metropolitan city, there’s a young lass, Clancy (Cia), who is pursuing her studies. Inas spots her in Vrindavan Gardens and is fascinated by her.
Simpleton that he is, Inas does not know how to propose to the girl whom he loves silently. For fear of insult and blind rejection, he hesitates to do so initially, but finally picks up the guts and shares his heart’s desires with Clancy.
Clancy rejects Inas instantly due to his outdated outfits. The lover boy is depressed and with a heavy heart goes along his way. Clancy moves forward, pursuing her studies.
After a while, Inas and Clancy return to their roots in Goa. Inas finds an entry in a private firm and there, he encounters Theo (Prakash Marathe), who coincidentally is the brother of Clancy. Clancy resides with her father, Martin (Pradeep Naik), who is the sarpanch of the village, and mother, Ana Maria (Mita), who is a housewife.
Theo is pleased to meet Inas and both become good friends. When the former invites the latter to his residence, to his utter shock, Inas encounters Clancy. What follows next is worth the watch on stage during the second half of the play.
Will Clancy still be interested in Inas? Having studied the nature of Inas as a friend, will Theo help Inas to tie the knot with his sister? What about Clancy’s parents? Will they accept Inas as their son-in-law?
BEHIND THE TIATR
The tiatr, Inas, has a fine script with good flow and sequences. The direction, too, is equally sleek. All the artistes in the drama have done justice to their respective roles.
But among all, Pascoal Rodrigues as Inas is the centre of curiosity. He has enacted his role to perfection and deserves accolades. He is ably supported by Pradeep, Prakash, Mita, Cia and Benny de Aldona.
In the sets of comedy, there’s comedian Joyel, David, Classy and Myron with a good dose of comical moments. The foursome entertain throughout the show and there’s clean comedy to enjoy in the drama, which is rare in some of the tiatrs.
Although Myron tries some stunts on stage, he is no match for to his father, the late comedian, Selvy.
Taking a peep in the category of songs, Francis comes on stage with the opening song. There are solos by Benny de Aldona, Myron, Mita and Pascoal Rodrigues.
There’s a special song on football and it is rendered in a unique style by Francis, Joyel, David and Myron.
Other songs in the drama are rendered by Mita and Cia, Myron and Joyel.
A political trio by David, Benny and Francisco receive encores. The band offstage is led by Joaquim on the trumpet and his team Quiton (trumpet), Felina (saxophone), Callistus (keyboard), Casmiro (bass) and Mauvin (drums).
Each of them has provided enjoyable music to all the songs, besides good background music in between the acts.
The lights on stage have been handled by Ratna.