Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Synopsis of "Balwa Mangal", A beautiful play by "Agha Hashar Kashmiri"
As many times, i read this play, more i got an intense feeling of Love for it.
Here i am just giving a short summary of this play to share with all of you and to know what are your's interpretations about the play.
There is an interesting dialog between Krishna and Shankar about the good and the evil in the world, after which, finally Krishna asks Shankar to test his powers on a Hindu Brahman Balwa Mangal, who is destroying his life as well as religion in the lust of a woman named as Chinta Muni who is a prostitute. Shankar , joyfully accepts the challenge. But, when he tries to convince the man in all possible ways he could, to leave that wrong woman and go back to his wife, Shankar remains unsuccessful and returns back with disappointment.
On the death bad of Raamdas(Father of Balwa Mangal), he orders his son not to go towards Chinta Muni and to remain faithful to his wife, but Balwa , after death of his father leaves his home and decides to go at the home of Chinta.
In the dark and stormy night, when he reaches at her home, at the time, due to certain circumstances and critical situation, Chinta Muni turns out to be a pure woman and also shows the image of Balwa in the mirror of life, to him. Being very surprised and embarrassed, Balwa like Chinta decides to change his life.
Krishna, then along with Shankar, comes in contact to both of them one by one, keeping himself unknown for both and tries to check their Love for him.
And finally, after the test and hard examination of both, at Bindraban, Krishna meets both of them, tells the truth and rewards them the gift of his Love.