Early Times Report
Katra, Oct 9: In nine days of Navratra Festival-2019, Mata Ki Kahani-a musical theatre extravaganza produced by Natrang Jammu received overwhelming response and attracted huge audience from every nook and corner of the country and proved to be the only crowd puller and ultimate attraction of Navratra Festival-2019.
The shows of Mata Ki Kahani were showcased under the aegis of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Directorate of Tourism, Jammu at the exclusively made open-air theatre at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Railway Station Katra.
Conceptualized, designed and directed by Padmashree Balwant Thakur, 'Mata Ki Kahani' is based on tracks with songs, narratives, dramatic sequences, stylised movements and spectacular visual compositions. This mega-musical theatre presentation has created a history for being the first theatrical show based on the legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. At the culmination of its fifteenth show, the most noteworthy feature of this event this year is that not only its shows but it's preparations and rehearsals are also watched by thousands of the audiences. The 15 show series of Mata Ki Kahani was started on 30th of September, 2019 and in which over 70 accomplished artists of n addtion to a trained team of technicians featured in this mega theatrical wonder which unfolds the entire story of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi just in one hour. Famous film personalities including Mukesh Khanna and Rakesh Bedi have rendered voice to this magnificent production. On the culmination of 15th performance of 'Mata Ki Kahani' in Navratra Festival-2019, Natrang felicitated the local kids which participated in Mata Ki Kahani.
Prominent amongst those seventy contributors of creating this historical presentation include Anil Tickoo, Neeraj Kant, Surinder Manhas, Virji Sumbly, Mohammad Yaseen, Shivam Singh, Suraj Ganjoo, Gauri Thakur, Natasha Jamwal, Deepika, Meenu, Aarti Devi, Kananpreet Kaur, Aakash Bhat, Kuldeep Angral, Mohit Sharma, Mohd. Umar, Manoj Lalotra, Sumit Raina, Vanshika Gupta, Vrinda Sharma, Sushant Singh, Toyab Hussain, Shaan Khan, Aadesh Bhat, Shivam Sharma, Priyanka Pandita, Rahul Gupta, Gopi Sharma, Prajwal Sharma, Meenakshi Bhagat, Rakshit Arora, Abhinav Sharma, Udit Sagar, Parth, Diya Sharma and Pooja Lalotra.