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Achievers in Konkani Drama

Achievers in Konkani Drama

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The results of the Konkani Drama Competition organised by Kala Academy have been declared.

The first place along with a cash prize of `1,00,000 is awarded to ‘Chirebandi Vado’ staged by Rasarang, Ugvem. The second place along with a cash prize of `75,000 is awarded to ‘Banavad’ staged by Gramin Kala. The third place along with a cash prize of `50,000 is awarded to ‘The Open Couple’ staged by Gaurinandan Theatres, Bhironda Sattari. Consolation prizes of The open mic event, held every two months, brought different kinds of artistes together on one stage – musicians, comedians and poets By creating such a platform, the organisers hope to nurture young local talent across the State. With plans to organise many more theme nights like this, Music Open Mic 2.0 will continue being a bi-weekly show with various new acts and performances.25,000 are awarded to ‘Begum Barve’ staged by Swarsadhana Sauskrutik Saustha, Mandrem and ‘Bali’ staged by Rudreshwar, Panaji.

The first place for best direction is awarded to Nilesh Mahale for the play ‘Chirebandi Vado’; and the second and third places are awarded to Narayan Asha Anand for the play ‘The Open Couple’ and Zilu Gaonkar for the play ‘Banavad’ respectively.

In the male category, the first place for best acting is awarded to Ankush Pednekar for the role of Gaonkar in the play ‘Begam Barve’; the second place is awarded to Saurabh Karkhanis for the role of Sudhir in the play ‘Chirebandi Vado’; while the merit certificates are awarded to Sachin Chowgule for the role of Chandu in ‘Chirebandi Vado’, Narayan Asha Anand in ‘The Open Couple’, Jitendra Gelekar in ‘Sanvsarval’, Manoj Dessai in ‘He Ashech ani Itlech’, Vaibhav Kavlekar for the role of Vikalp in ‘Question Mark’ and Mohnish Vernekar for the role of Sada in ‘Ata Karpache Kite?’.

In the female category, the first place for best acting is awarded to Samiksha Panchawadkar in the play ‘Sakharam Bainder’; the second place is awarded to Snehal Shetye in the play ‘Chirebandi Vado; while the merit certificates are awarded to Shradha Gavandi in ‘Yayati’, Harshala Prabhu Patil in ‘Sakharam Bainder’, Aishwarya Nayar in ‘Question Mark’, Akshara Nayak in ‘Akkalshunya’, Shripada Abhisheki in ‘Nimane Utar Mand Devak’, Suchita Bandekar in ‘Ata Karpache Kite’ and Utkarsha Raikar for the role of Sonia in ‘Amcha Lagnachi Kani’.

The award for best stage set-up is won by Yogesh Kapadi for the play ‘Bali’, while the merit certificate in the same category is awarded to Shyam Shetgaonkar for the play ‘Sanvsarval’. The award for best light effects is won by Sriniwas Usgaonkar for the play ‘He Ashech Ani Itlech’ while the merit certificate in the same category is awarded to Pandurand Pangam for the play ‘Yayati’. The award for best costume is awarded to Rama Raut while the merit certificate in the same category is awarded to Manuja Lokur Narvekar. The award for best background music is awarded to Raj Madgaonkar while the merit certificate in the same category is awarded to Sachin Chowgule. The award for best make-up is awarded to Krishnanath Khalap while the merit certificate in the same category is awarded to Shri Eknath Naik.

The first place in the script-writing category is awarded to Prakash Ramakant Vazarikar for the play ‘Banavad’ while the second place in the same category is awarded to Gautam Anant Gaude for the play ‘Question Mark’. The award for best script translation is won by Narayan Asha Anand for the play ‘The Open Couple’. The competition was held from February 19 to April 16 at Dinanath Mangeshkar, Kala Mandir, Panaji. A total of 32 entries were received out of which only 26 plays were staged. The panel of judges consisted of Prashant Mardolkar, Dhanawant Bicholkar and Sanjay Mapare.

 

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