Tiatr review: 'Maimchem Korun Ghotton...', rife with greed and neglect

Comedian Richard’s latest 'tiatr' revolves around an ungrateful son, a neglected, widowed mother and plenty of greed
'Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton' is comedian Richard’s latest tiatr.
'Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton' is comedian Richard’s latest tiatr.Photo: Gomantak Times

Comedian Richard’s New Year tiatr, Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton, carries a good storyline meant for those children who turn ungrateful towards their aged parents.

There’s sleek direction to be witnessed, throughout, on stage and the entire presentation is wrapped with a good dose of comedy, making it a great entertainer.

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ABOUT THE TIATR

The untimely demise of her husband leaves Mary (Roma) to fend for her only son, Antonio, (Franky Gonsalves).

She takes it up as a challenge, and goes from house to house, taking care of newborns. She supports her son financially and provides him with a good education.

A performance from 'Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton', comedian Richard’s latest tiatr.
A performance from 'Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton', comedian Richard’s latest tiatr.Photo: Mario Pires

On completion of his primary and secondary education, Antonio expresses his wish to study further and informs his mom about the urgent requirement of Rs 3 lakh.

Mary recalls the words of her deceased husband, and she arranges the required amount.

However, on the sly, Antonio takes the cheque and gives it to his fiancée Briyoni (Antonette de Maina). He fails to comprehend the pain and efforts made by his mom to get the required amount.

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Soon after marriage, Antonio brings Briyoni to his house, and Mary is ill-treated by her new daughter-in-law. Briyoni goes out of her way to find silly excuses to pin on her mother-in-law.

Leaving behind his aging mother with neighbour, Salu (comedian Sally), Antonio flies to the UK.

He takes along with him his spouse and his mother-in-law, Celina (Chitra), as well. While the couple enjoys life abroad, the ailing mother of Antonio has to fend for herself, but she is taken good care of by Salu.

A scene from 'Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton', comedian Richard’s latest tiatr.
A scene from 'Maimchem Korun Ghotton Sasumaink Khavoita Mutton', comedian Richard’s latest tiatr.Photo: Mario Pires

One day, Mary is critically ill and Antonio is informed about it. He makes plans to return, only to claim the ancestral property. But, will Antonio and his wife get the ancestral property? In Antonio’s absence, who takes care of Mary?

BEHIND THE SCENES

With regard to performances on stage, there’s Roma who easily wins sympathy from the audience for her convincing role. Antonette de Maina follows for her negative role.

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Franky Gonsalves, Pascoal Rodrigues, Chitra, Rioma and Mario extend good support to the main cast.

The concluding scene carries a good twist, and a message for the audience as well. Lawry Travasso makes a cameo in the concluding scene and delivers a powerful message.

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For laughter pills, there’s comedian Richard with Sameca, David, Sally and Myron and they all entertain throughout with a good dose of comedy.

For the listening pleasure of the audience, Antonette de Maina comes for the opening song and a little later, she presents a political song as well. There are solos from Neves Oliveira, Jr Reagan, Lawry Travasso and Pascoal Rodrigues.

There’s also a duet by Rioma and Jr Reagan and a duo by Myron and Richard. Sadly, the quantity of renditions falls short, with a quartet and a choral going amiss in the show.

The late Selvy’s nephew, Fr Ashliff, comes on stage with a comic song and the presentation literally brings the late comedian back on stage. His stunts are worth watching on stage.

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Nolvert (on the trumpet) and his musical team, namely Nazareth (saxophone), Arif (keyboard), Seban (bass), Tremson (drums) provide good live music offstage. Arif also works on the background music.

Anthony de Ambaji and Dinesh shoulder responsibilities of stage and lights, respectively.

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