Watch out for Shekar Sen’s Soordas play tonight
Shekar Sen a multi-talented actor singer, a music composer, a lyricist, he is famous for his monoact musical plays that he researched, written, composed, enacted, and directed: Tulsi, Kabeer, Vivekanand, Saahab & Soordas
One of his empowered mono-act play Soordas which is another memorable milestone in the creative career-graph of writer, researcher, lyricist, composer, director and actor par excellence Padma Shri Shekhar Sen has garnered appreciation.
Talking about the production and stage act the minimalistic production draws its arresting power as much from the mind-blowing tale of this disarming devotee of the cowherd Lord Krishna as from Sen’s charismatic ability to hold the audience in his artistic grip as he shares the stories and songs spanning the 105 years of the life of a remarkable human being, whose sightlessness did not hinder the inner sunshine of his unconditional love for the Divine from breaking through the barriers of hatred and violence sparked off by bigotry and fanaticism.
Let is give you insight of the play Bal Leela the playful antics of Baby Krishna; the influence of MahaprabhuVallabhacharya on Soordas; the honour conferred on this simple soul when he was made lead poet of the AshthaChhapgroup which sang the glory of Krishna; his momentous interaction with Greats like Swami Haridas, Tulsidas, Meerabai, Emperor Akbar and the legendary Tansen… all this and more is recreated on stage in this spellbinding mix of music , narration, dialogue and evergreen bhajans.
The play will be held today at Dinesh Hall in Ahmedbad.