I had an opportunity to watch Rabindranath Tagore’s play “Visarjan” (Sacrifice),in Chinese language !!
It was awesome!!!
I watched the play in China which I couldn't watch in India.:-)
It was a tribute to Indian artists by Chinese artists!!!
Young Chinese artists had presented Visarjan beautifully. They had actually brought all the characters alive. All the characters’ Indian names: Aparna, Jaisingh, Raghupati, Govinda and Gunavati etc. were sounding very sweet, when uttered in Chinese diction:-).
Moreover, it was a pleasure to watch Chinese artists in Indian costumes playing roles like king, queen, and priest.
Just besides the stage, there was a huge screen displaying English subtitles. What made me really disappoint was unnecessary insertion of contemporary Bollywood songs:-(. They were real flop!!!
Yet, one thing was clear from the acting that the artists had definitely understood the subject of the play and had well understood what Rabindranath Tagore wanted to express through Visarjan !
I met 'Tagore' at the underground museum located at the base of famous ' Oriental Pearl Tower' immediately after I landed in Shanghai !