A fine collage of three Jataka stories was well presented by the atudents of Madhya Pradesh School of Drama (MPSD). The students performed the play 'Mann Ki Trishna' at MPSD auditorium here on Tuesday.
Directed by renowned playwright Manoj Nair, the play was presented as class presentation of batch 2018-19. The play was based on three Jataka tales including 'Ek Rupaye Ka Chamatkar', 'Kanjoos Seth' and Mare Huye Chuhe Se Vyapar'.
It is to be noted that the workshop conducted by Nair in which the students learnt about Jataka Tales and rehearsed on these stories. A rigorous practice for all the stories were held at the MPSD
The first story 'Ek Rupaye Ka Chamatkar' is based on the concept of greed and need. A boy sells water in houses and earn bread for himself. One day he finds a silver coin on the road. He picks it up and hide it in old building. 'The coin will change his fate' believing this, he marries his lover. But, when he is unable to fulfil all her wishes, he goes back to take the coin.
The king catches him on the way and proposes a deal that if he will give his silver coin to him, the king will bestow him with many treasures. But the boy does not agrees and the play ends here.
The next story also dealt with greed. A man named Illis was rich but never donated his money in the spiritual way.
He was taught a lesson when a same looking man as his enters the village. Mare huye chuhe se vyapas is an interesting story about how a poor boy becomes millionaire just by selling a dead rat.
Chandu a poor boy takes up the challenge give by king that if someone wants he can earn from a dead rat too. He did the same and with his intelligence he became a rich businessman.
All the stories were beautifully performed by the MPSD students that were loved by the audience.