Vinay Gandhi productions in association with Theatrekaran recently organised a theatre play called Wild Tales, which was hosted at the Music Academy. The play directed by Sriram Jeevan is a collection of four short stories. The most intriguing part of the play was the presence of actor Sarath Kumar who played the role of narrator or the god who is omnipresent during the course of events. The play started with a mesmerising song composed by Anish Mohan and sung by television actor Soundarya Bala Nandakumar.
All the characters meet the narrator at a railway station, who is dressed as a cleaning staff, and that’s where things get started. The first story deals with a bank robbery which has been presented in a very humorous way initially but hatred for each other takes over and they end up killing each other and this is where the narrator intervenes. The second story is a vampire musical dealing with stereotypes where a vampire falls in love with a prostitute which is a social taboo and shares his love for her before killing her.
The third story is a romcom that speaks about the relationships between a man and a woman. The final story is a murder mystery that talks about ignorance. All the four short stories belong to different genres and the common thread being the narrator, who has the wisdom to interpret the fate of every character involved in the play. The script is very unprecedented in nature and some of the plays follow with song and act sequence simultaneously.
Director Sriram Jeevan said the four plays tell about what is happening in our society. Every story has a message. In a candid chat, actor Sarath Kumar said that he always had the passion towards the stage because it is the backbone of basic acting. In the past he had supported his daughter Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Abha theatre group to keep the stage alive. “When director Sriram Jeevan came to me with the role I readily accepted it because I wanted to revive theatre”, he added.