Imphal, December 20, 2017 (DIPR): A play titled “Saambal” penned by Kangjam Padmakumar was shown at the studio of Huyen Lallong Thang-Ta Cultural Association, Irilbung today.

IPR Commissioner Shri Radhakumar Kangjam graced the drama-event who was scripted by his own father, Padmakumar and performed by the artistes of Blooming Cultural Academy of Performing Arts, Thangmeiband Lairenhanjaba Leikai.

Dramatised, design and direction given by Ningombam Jadumani Singh, “Sambal” is the second production of the academy for the year 2017.

National Filmfare Awardee 2011, Leishangthem Tonthoingambi played the lead cast of the play that was set against the backdrops of a typical Meitei household with a courtyard, verandah and a pool beautified by the blooming of lotus flowers.

The romantic drama contains scenes of Likon Shanaba, one of the oldest recreational games of the State and playing of gramophone records in the olden days.

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