Saturday, April 11, 2009

Arjuna’s Presence of mind…

This is a new series in my blog – about my theatre days. Actually these days starts right from my 3rd standard when I started acting in the school plays like the Three Kings who brings gift to Jesus Christ, Panchali Sabhatham (Draupadi Vastra Haran), Little Peta Rabbit and so on. I am going to tag this under the head AVALON DAYS named after my theatre group Avalon Theatre Productions. There are several funny incidences on and off the stage during the plays, short film shoots and cast parties. Everything will be penned down here. Hope this will put a smile on your face, to start with let me tell you about Draupadi Vastra Haran drama.

This is the play we did during my 6th Standard at School. Most of you know the story where the Pandavas play the game of dice with the Gauravas and they will lose everything they had and finally pledge Draupadi/Panchali and lose her as well, then she will brought to the courtyard and will be stripped by the evil Dukshadana. What happened was, as it’s a boys school (yeah unfortunately I was put in a boys school from 6th to 12th) the Draupadi role was played by a girl like boy who was very thin, the Dukshadhan character was played by a very rough and tough boy. I played the role of Arjuna, I am always given an ordinary role, one in the corner with just one or two lines of dialogues. During the rehearsals we didn’t had the saree tied on Draupadi so it was just an air action then. On the day of the play, the primary school teacher brought two sarees in the same color and pinned it and tied it on the guy who played Draupadi and mind you he had his uniform shorts inside it. She also strictly warned the guy who played Dukshadhan not to pull the saree with force and told him to over act and does it slowly till the music stops (the background music was from some old movie). So everything was set we were on stage. Let me give a live commentary on the specific incident;

Fast forwarding the initial scenes we are now at the scene where Draupadi is in the court yard and us the Pandavas all having our heads bent, Dukshadhan starts to pull the saree and Draupadi calls for our help, and we are not helping her as we were slaves ourselves, so she calls Lord Krishna and Lord Krishna appears (he was my class leader hmph). So Dukshadan started pulling the saree bit by bit, we can see it going and going but unfortunately the final pin was not intact with the Draupadi’s shorts that the saree came out fully and Draupadi was standing there with shorts.

The entire school started laughing. The guy who played Draupadi was so embarrassed, that’s when our Arjuna came to the rescue with his presence of mind, he stood up and said, “Hail Krishna, the mighty lord, you are simply great, you have given shorts to Draupadi to protect her modesty, Jai Sri Krishna…” the whole college burst into laughter and claps and whistles were on my way. After this I always got the plump roles…

61 comments:

Karthik said...

1st...

Akansha Agrawal said...

hehe... :D :D It's a cool post!

No wonder you get 'plump' roles now... ;)

Karthik said...

Vilaiyum payir mulaiyile theriyum

Lance plz translate for ur engleesh bloggers!!!

ஆளவந்தான் said...

:))))))

ஆளவந்தான் said...

turning "PIN" point in your life :))) nice post dude

Elithraniel Arawion said...

ROTFL :P .. who would 've thought draupadi was such a modern woman ;)

Thoorika said...

Lolz!!! Interesting.. ! am looking forward to all ur other experiences.. hav been always interested in theatre.. but never explored it.. except one play at clg.. :D :D

நட்புடன் ஜமால் said...

I thought 'villu'

haa haa haaa

GAYATHRI said...

ha ha ha anna ungala thavira vera yaaralayum ipdi panirka mudiyadhu[:p]

Kaycee said...

Arun as ArJun!

kanagu said...

he he he.... LOL :)

Cool post.. neraya ezhuthunga boss theatre group pathi:)

MultiMenon said...

Supperbb!! Dun teme tht arjuna wa yours truly now.. !!

Truly yeah,I can iunderstand that confused look in the audience face followed by aplause for sheer presence of mind.. :)

Good one..!!seriously loced it.. :D

Nikhil

விஜய் said...

Oh Boy! Just can't stop laughing !!! :-)

Really hilarious!!!!

Vinnie said...

Lance!!
in std 6, u did that?? no doubt u r the best lawyer in town:)
cute post :)

Did K just say that u have grass in ur head ??

Lancelot said...

@ Kartik

nandri da nanba... what he meant was

THE CROP'S YIELD CAN BE JUDGED WHEN IT IS YOUNG and also MEANS LANCELOT IS THE HANDSOME GUY IN THIS WORLD... ;)

Lancelot said...

@ Akansha

Thank u...I know what u mean by "Plump" :P

Lancelot said...

@ Aalavandhan anna


U mean HAIR "PIN" bend in my life??? nandri nandri nandri...

Lancelot said...

@ Wolf...

the modern day draupadi wud be a strip dancer in some pub :P

Lancelot said...

@ Thoorika

I wonder what was your role in that play :P

Lancelot said...

@ Jamal Anna

Asingapaduthitinga enna :P

Lancelot said...

@ Gayathri thangachi

nandri unnaku oru anna than urupudathavan (Kartika sonnen) naa iruken nee kavala padatha...

Lancelot said...

@ Krits

do u remember our duet in the corporation school?? I guess I have to pen it here...what ya say??

Lancelot said...

@ Kanagu

Nandri boss

Lancelot said...

@ Multimenon

Thalai - Arjuna was played by me - thats why the whole post was written ha ha ha...

Lancelot said...

@ Vijay anna


nandri hein :)

Lancelot said...

@ vinnie

best lawyer in town??? are u sure???

Thank u anyways :))))))))))))))))))

and no he for a change appreciated me :P

akila said...

hehe tat was indeed funny...missed it, anyway it was khaki trouser or black one???

Lancelot said...

@ Aki

grey trouser- Don Bosco uniform...

gils said...

sooper..vilaiayum payir mulaiyilaynu sollu :)

Poorna said...

hmmn...good presence of mind :)

Chriz said...

wonderful.. dhraupadi was an MOP student?

Chriz said...

nice reflex talent bro.. keep that coming.. let more of the theater play posts come...

The Arc:-) said...

theatre thilagam, dubakoor vakeel sanga sarvaadikaari anatha lancu pugazh vaa'l'ga, vaa'l'ga , vaa'l'ga.

ipadiku,
mokkai mannan lancu sangam valartha,
pan.

lynda ann amma said...

great post --you write superbly, have brains, and wit:)

Lancelot said...

@ Gils anna

nallavela athu payir :P :P nandri

Lancelot said...

@ Poorna

Thank u...

Lancelot said...

@ Chriz

Machi u mean Anushka sex change panni MOP la padikiraanu solringala - paavam pa antha ponnu....he he he

nandri...

Lancelot said...

@ Pan

Lanceu sangam valakurathu ellam ok - enga SANGA NEEDHI?? innum needhi kattama irukka unna sangatha vittu en othiki vaikka kudaathu??

Lancelot said...

@ Lynda amma,

Thank u

The Arc:-) said...

sangam valatha ennayae thookiduviya nee?cha..vara vara naatla nandri ilama pochu...

Lancelot said...

this siluvai here Pan - u pay sang donation the first- then u talk talk...

Chriz said...

hahaha.. its payback time bro... check the latest post on my page

Lena said...

lol
that was fun to read :)

kirthi said...
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LV said...

damn cool... u should have been draupadi though... or maybe u were and now calling yourself 'Arjun'

Lancelot said...

@ chriz

super appu

Lancelot said...

@ Lena

Thank u... long time no see??

Lancelot said...

@ Kirthi

he he he I am both Krishna and Arjuna :P

Lancelot said...

@ LV

I was never slim neither girl like...

so its me the Arjun

sridevi said...

mudiyala arun

Lancelot said...

@ sri

mudiyalanaa vittudu :P

LV said...

@Lancelot: Oh...

Lancelot said...

@ LV

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DPhatsez said...

sweet! talk about a big break! :)

P.S first time: So hi!!
Feel free to drop by my blog.

I shall check your other posts in a short while. \m/

Suresh Kumar said...

Now that's called making the best of the opportunity available... :)

If you want to see still more hilarious version of draupadi vastraharan try seeing Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron starring Nasaruddin Shah..

But why so much respect for Kauravas... u spelled it Gauravas.

Ramani... said...

Vallavanukku shortsum aayudham.. :)

Velu said...

haha :) Hilarious post!

Cheers,
Velu

Lancelot said...

@ Arun Philip

thank u and will surely do :)

Lancelot said...

@ suresh

how will it give more respect just because its pronounced with a G???

thank u boss for dropping by :)come again :)

Lancelot said...

@ Ramani anna

he he he :P

Lancelot said...

@ velu

thanks for dropping by :)

Genius Kamal ! ! !

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