Al-Mulla Exchange presents inspirational play on Gandhi
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.”