Venue: Abhimanch, NSD
A beautiful set, excellent actors, a definite story and very good direction by Sohaila Kapur – A very “Bharat Rang Mahotsav “ play. The story of an attractive manservant and a counts daughter – “Ms Julie” talks about class divide and the struggle of human beings in getting the person they want as their partner. It’s as difficult and complex for a servant as it is for a rich classy woman.
The play had long continuous dialogues but none of the artists faltered even once. Both the lead actors were very attractive and quite in character. Special mention to Damandeep Singh who played Jean – What an excellent performance…
The shift of power between Ms. Julie and her servant, pre and post sex was fantastic and brought about nuances of the storyline and direction… confusing audience whom to have sympathy for – the girl or the guy. None of the characters were absolutely white or black. The grayness of the characters made them real and easily relatable.