Well it promised to be contemporary, about Indian corporate life and about an interview in which each of us can imagine ourselves. What interested me was ‘contemporary’ and ‘Indian corporate’, two words that I can easily relate myself with today. So gave it a shot, must say I am not completely disappointed but neither am I totally convinced that it was a good play.
It started very well. Hilarious dialogues, the acting was good. Characterization was good. The lean, nervous interviewee, the loud, fat interviewer, the nail filing secretary, the loitering for gossip, waiting to please the boss subordinate it all fit in perfectly well. But mid way into the play, the plot was lost, there was over-dramatization and worst of all the acting became too loud. Though it was just a bad 30mins in the play, long after the play is over that half hour is what still lingers in my mind. The more than decent first half just doesn’t return back, the end doesn’t justify what was otherwise atleast a decent play.
I think it’s a problem with most Indian playwrights. There is only so much that you can stretch a premise till it becomes an overdose or gets lost in the midst of the confusion. I am sure a fifty minute play will do just fine, it needn’t be 90mins long always.
Maybe it’s just the hangover of a good previous play that overshadows this one. But definitely could have been given a miss. the hangover of a good previous play that overshadows this one. But definitely could have been given a miss.