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Assam's mobile theatres still popular

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, Nov 1 (PTI) - Over 20 mobile theatres in Assam, which begin their peregrinations in August each year holding 50 to 60 shows, are competing with satellite channels and films to woo the audience.

"We have to face many challenges while running a mobile theatre unit. The people want a good story with sets like they see in films," Krishno Roy of Awahan Theatre told PTI.

The mobile theatre groups in Assam take with them all accessories, including wooden podium, curtains, sets, music and lighting system.

A theatre group charges around Rs 30,000 to 40,000 per show and pitches camp for four to five days.

"People are still attracted towards mobile theatres because they find something here which they cannot find in films," Roy said.

"We are getting good response from people throughout the State.

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