Gulabo-Sitabo Puppets Envisage Revival With Amitabh Bachchan's Film
Jun 25, 2019 Vinod Gupta
Gulabo-Sitabo, the famous creatures that had actually drifted into oblivion with the advent of video game, are currently back in reckoning. Amitabh Bachchan upcoming film "Gulabo Sitabo" has put the spotlight on these creatures.
The puppets were produced by a family in Pratapgarh - actually, a district to which Amitabh Bachchan's ancestors belong.
Ram Niranjan Lal Srivastava belongs to Narharpur village in Pratapgarh. He operated in the Agricultural Institute in Prayagraj, after that known as Allahabad, when he learnt the art of puppetry.
In the sixties, Srivastava developed the Gulabo-Sitabo puppets that are presented as warring sisters-in-law.
He wrote brief rhymes concentrating on social evils that belonged of Gulabo-Sitabo shows.
After Srivastava, his nephew Alakh Narain Srivastava carried forward the custom. He additionally trained other people in the art and Gulabo-Sitabo took place to end up being an indispensable component of the mythology.
"With the introduction of TELEVISION and also video game, Gulabo-Sitabo slowly drifted into oblivion. I have tried to maintain the art active yet I really hope that the film will certainly revitalize the personalities," said Alakh Narain Srivastava that has actually spread the popularity of the creatures via television and also other cultural occasions.
Annually on Dussehra, Srivastava returns to his native town in Pratapgarh as well as utilizes the Ram Lila stage for his puppet shows.
Srivastava claimed that Gulabo-Sitabo, without sounding like preachers, told people how to fix family conflicts as well as the relevance of education as well as sanitation.
"There is a requirement for the federal government to offer protection to such art forms and also motivate people to discover it," he said.
Srivastava is uncertain whether the film "Gulabo Sitabo" has any link with the puppet characters but included that "simple the title has stimulated so much rate of interest in the creatures and also we can expect a substantial revival of the art".
The movie, according to sources, revolves around the love-hate relationship between a residence owner, played by Bachchan, and also his tenant, played by Ayushman Khurana. Tones of Gulabo-Sitabo certainly!
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