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Kudanthai Mali’s Big Boss highlights a teacher’s ‘Centum’ fixation

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A scene from Big Boss, performed by Kudanthai Mali and ensemble.
| Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Is an Engineering degree from a top-tier institute the sole path to triumph? And even if the answer is affirmative, what cost does one bear for this? These are among the many queries PMG Mayurapriya’s latest play Big Boss (narrative, dialogues, direction by P. Muthukumaran) brings up about the educational landscape. The production was recently presented for Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha. Perfect Score Sethuraman (Ganapathy Shankar) manages an institute, where only high-achieving students are accepted. He subjects them to intense schedules and basks in pride when his pupils achieve perfect scores in the board exams. His spouse Sowmya (Anu Suresh) attempts to instill some rationality into him, emphasizing that the world operates on the principle of averages. Outstanding students are scarce, as are those who perform very poorly. The majority lie in between and can be coached to boost their marks. However, Sethuraman remains fixated on perfect scores. His educator Shivasubramaniam (V.P.S. Shriraman) reminds Sethuraman that he himself was never an illustrious student, and that many average students have found their paths. Moreover, aiding a bright student to score a perfect score was no great feat. Such students required only a slight push. What was crucial was to give the average student a boost, contends Shivasubramaniam. Initially, Sethuraman dismisses Shivasubramaniam’s counsel. But the demise of Shivasubramaniam spurs a transformation in him, and he resolves to mentor the son of a laborer and a wayward boy who has frequently skipped school.

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