Al-Mulla Ex­change presents in­spi­ra­tional play on Gandhi

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Al-Mulla Ex­change, the lead­ing money ex­change com­pany in Kuwait, or­ga­nized a spe­cial play ti­tled, Mo­han’s Masala, track­ing the in­tense child­hood jour­ney of Ma­hatma Gandhi to­wards self-awak­en­ing. Two shows of the play were held on Novem­ber 11 and 12, 2016, at the Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional School, Maidan Hawally, to a ca­pac­ity crowd.

The play was per­formed by a team of pro­fes­sional the­ater artists: di­rec­tor - Manoj Shah, lead ac­tor -Pratik Gandhi, writer - Ishan Doshi, art Atul Dodiya, mu­sic - Kan­haiya, singer - Parthvi Go­hil and pro­duc­tion - Janam Shah.

Mo­han’s Masala gives an in­spi­ra­tional ac­count of Gand­hiji’s jour­ney from his child­hood to the time he finds the pur­pose of his life - that of gain­ing free­dom for him­self and his peo­ple from Colo­nial rule. It be­gins from his school days and ends when he gets thrown out from the train in South Africa, which is of­ten por­trayed as the start­ing point in his self-awak­en­ing in most other films and plays on Gand­hiji. The play is fresh take on In­dian’s fa­ther of na­tion, be­cause it is pep­pered with true in­ci­dents that have rarely been en­acted be­fore and is also unique be­cause the play is not about his strug­gle against the Bri­tish, nor his search for truth or non-vi­o­lence. But it’s about find­ing his own self. How from a com­mon man he goes on to be­come the Ma­hatma. It’s a jour­ney where Mo­han­das Gandhi finds the Ma­hatma in him­self. And this in­spires each one of us to find the hero within our own selves.

Talk­ing to the media about the play, Rakesh Joshi Gen­eral Man­ager Al-Mulla Ex­change said Gand­hiji’s life has a great les­son for all of us even in the cur­rent times. “We wanted to pro­vide the In­dian com­mu­nity and peo­ple from all na­tion­al­i­ties with a mes­sage that res­onates deep within. Gand­hiji is greatly ad­mired by the peo­ple all over the world for the ex­am­ple he set with his life that in­spired the largest democ­racy in the world.”

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