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JAMMU: Natrang celebrated its 35th Foundation Day with the presentation of a well designed performance of Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena’s Hindi play ‘Dhaniya’ at its Studio Theatre.
In its 34 eventful years, Natrang through the selfless contribution of thousands of its associates, brought the J&K theatre to the national and international limelight and its highly acclaimed plays vibrated the theatre world and proudly travelled the whole length and breadth of the country and also crossed the boundaries of India as well and won appreciation in Russia, Germany, U.K, Singapore, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and UAE and thus established a globally acknowledged brand called NATRANG.
Natrang was established on 15th May, 1983 with the presentation of two unique short plays Neeli Jheel and Nanhen Kandhey Pair directed by Balwant Thakur at Abhinav Theatre Jammu.
The actors who featured in first performance of Natrang included Vijay Atri, Aasha Arora, Arvind Anand, Mohan Singh, Prabodh Jamwal and Arun Sharma. Natrang has produced over one thousand actors and many have made their mark in films and TV world as well.
Director Natrang, Balwant Thakur expressed that Natrang has a dream for Jammu and a mission to establish this place as an international destination of theatre. The Institution is all set to create an international level campus in Jammu housing an auditorium, two studio theatres, theatre residences, resource centre and a an exclusive centre for children. Today’s play Dhaniya was directed by Neeraj Kant and the actors who gave a wonderful performance in the play include Brijesh Avtar Sharma, Vrinda Sharma, Bhisham Gupta, Aman Kapoor, Akshit Kaul and Abhi Bargotra. The music of the play was rendered by Mahikshit Singh and Neeraj Kant did the lights. The show was coordinated by Sumeet Sharma and Mohammad Yaseen.
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