Script of the skit
Myself Ritu, I am the prompter of this skit
“Tamul- Paan”. This play is about Tamul-paan, Chun and sada i.e.
beetle-nut, beetle leaf, lime-stone and tobacco regarding the beliefs
of the Assamese people. This play shows us how Tamul-paan, Chun and
sada were introduced. In this play there are five characters,
Firstly, a poor man named Dhaneswar by Alok,
Secondly, his wife Malati by Honey,
Thirdly, a rich man Mohendra by Dhrubashish,
Fourthly, a thief Pilinga by Tridib and
At last, appearance of God by Dimpy.
It is a routine of having meal together at the rich man, Mohendra’s house. So one day while discussion the poor man invites the rich man to his house for a meal.
The poor man is returning to his home. When he got inside, he is searching for his wife and cal out her name Malati…Malati….Malati comes out. She asked what happened.
On the next day, when she gets inside the kitchen, she finds nothing and tells her husband. Her husband advises her to borrow something from the neighbours. She couldn’t find anything and it was very shameful for her and so she commits suicide.
When her husband comes searching for her then he
finds her dead body and get shocked. He understood what had happened
and also felt ashamed that he couldn’t prepare anything for his rich
friend and also understood that for this reason she committed suicide.
As he couldn’t live without his wife, he also commits suicide. By the
time, the rich man is coming; he knocked at the door and call
Dhaneswar….Dhaneswar… Since nobody is responding he gets inside and
seeing the dead bodies, he gets shocked. Looking around he understood
that they didn’t have anything to serve him and being ashamed they
suicide. He feels that he is the real cause of their suicide. As he is
feeling guilty, he thought of suicide too. There comes a thief but he
finds nothing to steal. When he turned around he found three dead
bodies and get scare and tried to run out of the house his emotions
took over him and thought what he did in his life accept only one thing
i.e. stealing. He was likely fade up with his life and thus thought of
When God saw this, he appeared. Seeing this he thought of converting their souls into Tamul, paan, Chun and sada. And thus God converted husband and wife into Paan-chun, the rich man is converted into sada. This was done because whenever such conditions come to people they can at least serve Tamul- paan, Chun and sada their guest and thus Tamul-paan was introduced among the Assamese people.
Video of the Skit
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