Tiatr Review …. ‘EKA MEKA PASOT’ ….. by J.P. Pereira.
‘Eka Meka Pasot’ is the new nonstop show from Comedian Agostinho. Another top notch entertainer, the drama has a fine mixture of tragedy and comedy, while entertaining throughout.
Claudia and Sanjeev are a married couple with a grown up son, Benoy. The couple are totally in love with each other and dote on their son. Armando is the local money lender, greedy, cruel and without any scruples. His son Rodney is in the seminary and daughter Alice is a person who loves others and wants to help. Armando feels they have turned out like their late mother and has lots of regrets they are not greedy like him. There are other important characters like Indira, Tadeu, Camron and Brownie. Benoy promises joy and happiness to his parents, falls in love with Alice and warns her that his parents have to be treated with love and respect. The two get married and Alice stays true to her promise. But fate strikes a blow and what happens next is to be watched on stage in this beautiful presentation of selfless love and how evil begets evil.
Another fine nonstop script from Agostinho that is directed in style. Different story with different characterization. The opening act of mother, father and son and that of the drunk praying at the Holy Cross is a treat. Besides this, the fine music, the ‘cantos’, light effects and the rocking comedy make this one of the best entertainer, this season. Annie is aptly cast as Claudia, the soft spoken, loving and caring mother. Good in every act. So is Cia as Alice.
The new actor acts and carries herself well and is sure to be an asset to the Konkani stage. A fine display of emotions and dress sense too! Pascoal does a fine job as the husband, Pradep Naik is superbly different, soft spoken but evil and heartless, as Armando while Willie acts well as the superficial Benoy. Filipe is Rodney, the good son who tries to change and challenge his father. Benny plays the parish Priest. The comedy is a laugh riot. Janet is Indira, wife of Tadeu played in style by Jaju. Selvy is Brownie, busy advising everyone around him and Agostinho is Camron, in need of plastic surgery. The four create a laugh riot.
The band is a treat. Aidan on trumpet, Minguel on saxophone, Jack Rebello great on drums, Casmiro on the punchy bass and a beautiful background on the keyboard by Wilbur. Benny renders the opening song and Janet-Selvy-Agostinho perform the quasi political comedy trio. The entire non stop show is an entertainer. GO FOR IT !!!