There are many plays in Mumbai that are designed specially for kids. There are also plays for adults, which stage every week all over the city. Rarely are plays made for the ones in between – the teenagers. Some might say that teenagers do not prefer to watch plays but that argument is void if there are no plays being made for this age group. Teens need to watch more plays and Murtuza Kutianawala’s Two Adorable Losers is a great way to kickstart the habit.
What’s Two Adorable Losers About:
As the name suggests, Two Adorable Losers revolves around two main characters – statistics teacher Professor Jolly (Abhishek Pattnaik) and a TYBA student, Akshay (Darsheel Safary), who approaches the former for extra classes. Reluctantly, the professor agrees since the vice-principal leaves him no choice in the matter. The classes begin and the professor soon realizes that Akshay is terrible at the subject and might not be able to pass his paper that is due in a month. Meanwhile, Jolly is fighting battles of his own as he has to deliver the annual day speech in college and fears that his rural Odishi diction might be the butt of all jokes. So Akshay begins coaching him and an unlikely alliance is formed between the two as they struggle to cope with more than what’s seen on the surface.
This play is ideal for lovers of comedy because it is an absolute laugh riot. The auditorium rings with cheers throughout the play and the actors make sure that the laughs keep coming till the very end. The actors play their own parts to perfection but are even better in mimicking other characters that are not seen on stage. Abhishek Pattnaik is undoubtedly the star of the show with his funny impression of a math professor. He shares a great chemistry with his co-star and as their relationship blossoms over the course of the play, you can’t help but feel a sense of closeness towards the two characters. The play takes you back to your own school/college days and amongst the many tears of laughter, you will also shed a teardrop of nostalgia.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The play relies heavily on Pattnaik’s over-the-top caricature, which is enough to keep the audience entertained but an introduction of a new character or two can balance the play out well.
Why You Should Watch:
Rarely do we come across plays that keep us entertained from the start till the end. Two Adorable Losers guarantees non-stop comedy and delivers. Don’t miss this one the next time it is happening in your city.