Tiatr review: Tiatr ‘Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta’

Dominic Carvalho’s newest tiatr, 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta', is a family melodrama with a captivating storyline
Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr is called 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'.
Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr is called 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'. Photo: Gomantak Times

A good number of spectators enjoy family-related tiatrs these days, and prefer to come and watch them along with their families.

Apart from a good storyline, thought-provoking songs and comedy are also the preferred choice of tiatr lovers. Hence, they first seek out who are the singers and comedians in a production, and accordingly book tiatr tickets.

Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr is called 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'.
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ABOUT THE TIATR

Dominic Carvalho’s tiatr, Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta, is a family melodrama. It carries a good storyline, with twists and turns and a small dose of suspense. In the drama, there are good dialogues on stage, which make the presentation enjoyable.

There’s a scene which unfolds, wherein a mother leaves her newborn by the roadside and goes in search of food.

A scene from Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr, 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'.
A scene from Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr, 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'.Photo: Mario Pires

Meanwhile, the child is picked up by a stranger. When the mother finds her newborn missing, she decides to end her life. But, a priest comes along and tells her to become a nun.

The story is about Lucas (Dominic Carvalho), who is a builder by profession. His spouse, Rita (Mona) and their two sons, Rio (Cyril) and Chris (Manu), who is differently abled reside under one roof. There is also Justin (Lino) and his only daughter, Myra (Melinda), who is highly educated.

By nature, Lucas is caring and tries to give all his love and affection to the differently-abled Chris. But, his wife Rita has a soft corner for their eldest son. Rio is in love with Justin’s daughter, Myra.

When Justin comes to know about his daughter’s involvement with Rita’s son Rio, he is happy and obliges.

Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr is called 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'.
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However, this acceptance is only because he wants to take revenge due to a past affair and rejection by Rita.

Now, whose child is Chris? Why is there so much hatred for him by Rita? Will Chris find his blood relations, and where? Watch the show to find out several truths unveiling on stage.

'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta' is the latest tiatr from from Dominic Carvalho.
'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta' is the latest tiatr from from Dominic Carvalho.Photo: Mario Pires

BEHIND THE SCENES

Dominic and Rita as guardians play convincing roles. They are ably supported by Cyril and Manu, and the latter depicts his deficiency confidently.

Melinda is bold in her acts and dialogues. Lino plays the negative role with confidence.

Diago and Eleuterio make a cameo as a priest and police officer, respectively. The latter is firm in his speech and acts well in the concluding scene.

For some laughter pills, there’s comedian Aston taking along with him Felcy, Ronny and Felton, and they entertain the audience with much laughter. However, some jokes were old and stale and could have been avoided.

Dominic Carvalho’s latest tiatr is called 'Mhojem Kalliz Otrekta'.
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For the listening pleasure of the audience, comedian Aston comes on stage with the opening song, followed by solos from Melissa, Peter de Colva, Conception de Tuem, Marcus Vaz, Ronny, Shanice, Melinda and Lino.

There are other songs by Peter de Colva, Aston and Conception de Tuem; Aston and Melissa. Francis and his band members – Fevila (saxophone), Mariano (bass), Santan (drums), Ashwed (keyboard) provide good live music offstage and assist all the singers on stage.

The stage sets and lights have been handled by Anthony de Ambaji and he does a fine job.

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