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Review of Blind Date recently played at Rangsharda

By Manju Sampat Sakaar Creation launched their new Hindi play “Blind Date”, which is an urban family entertainer, last night at Bandra’s Rang Sharda theatre. Pranav Tripathi wrote the original script of this play in Gujarati and the Hindi adaptation has been done by Mr Raman Kumar. Pranav Tripathi has been active in Hindi and Gujarati theatre for the last 20 …

Write-up on the Elvis Presley show 

By Manju Sampat  Elvis Presley, the iconic musical giant lives on even decades after his demise. His music appealed to people across generations and that is the secret of his magic. Now Raell Padamsee’s Ace Productions presents ‘Elvis – Long Live The King’ at Bandra’s St. Andrews auditorium on Sunday August 5th. The very talented Siddharth Meghani, who has been doing …

Review of The Altamount Road Murders

Review by Manju Sampat  The Jeff Goldberg Studio, in Bandra has been doing some excellent theatre for some years now. Jeff Goldberg it’s founder, has written and directed “The Altamount Road Murders”. He also acts one of the key roles in this play. They staged the premier show of this play in one of South Mumbai’s most prestigious venues, The …

Detective Nau Do Gyarah this weekend at St. Andrews auditorium

By Manju Sampat Aadyam, the Aditya Birla Group’s theatre initiative, opens its fourth season with a riveting comedy, Detective Nau Do Gyarah, which is performed by Atul Kumar’s Company Theatre, and also directed by him. Bandra audiences will be regaled by this heady, mesmerising play this coming weekend, when it opens at St. Andrews auditorium. This play has a stellar …

Review of A Streetcar Named Desire

By Manju Sampat Jeff Goldberg Studio’s latest offering, A Streetcar Named Desire, isbased on the classic play of the same name, by Tennessee Williams. Theoriginal play, set in the sultry French Quarter of New Orleans, was madeinto a powerful film in 1953. Three of the actors from this film wonOscar awards and Marlon Brando as Stanley became a cult hero! …

Review of “Dads Girlfriend” this weekend at St. Andrews Auditorium.

Review by Manju Sampat One of Delhi’s leading theatre groups, The Films and Theatre Society, together with Coconut Theatre, launched their new play “Dads Girlfriend” this weekend at St. Andrews Auditorium in Bandra. Atul Satya Koushik who is known for his other successful plays like 
Chakravyuh featuring Nitish Bharadwaj, Draupadi, featuring Rakesh Bedi 
and Himani Shivpuri, Raavan Ki Ramayan, that …

Bandra And Its Bollywood Art Project

Started in 2012 by revered international street artist Ranjit Dahiya, the Bollywood Art Project or BAP transforms the walls of Bombay into a living memorial to Bollywood. Creating larger-than-life murals of Bollywood legends, the BAP pays homage to the cultural icons of the city’s glorious film industry. In many ways, it is our own version of the ‘Hollywood Walk of …

Review of Aadhe Adhure

By Manju Sampat Aadhe Adhure, is a powerful play, written by Mohan Rakesh, that deals with a dysfunctional family who seem to be caught in a web of unhappy circumstances and relationships. Savitri (Komal Chhabria), is a middle aged woman living with her spineless husband Mahindra (Ashok Pandey), 
and her three children. Ashok (Uddhav Vij) is the eldest and is …

Review of Go Back for Murder

By Manju Sampat. Making Noise Productions who recently produced Agatha Christie’s  “And then there were None”, are back with another play, “Go Back for Murder” also based on an Agatha Christie book, “Five Little Pigs”. They performed this play at Andrews over the weekend. Laura Mishra, who directs and acts in “Go Back for Murder”, has adapted the play to …

Review of That’s My Girl

By Manju Sampat Written and directed by advertising guru and theatre personality Bharat Dabholkar, “That’s my Girl” was recently performed at Rang Sharda, in Bandra. Mr. Dabholkar is well known for his masala plays ‘Bottoms Up’ & ‘Blame It On Yashraj’, that have regaled audiences for years. However, “Thats My Girl”, which has been adapted from the Neil Simon play …

Bandra Blues by Anjan Dutt

Anjan Dutt is an Indian film director, actor and singer-songwriter of the 1990s Bengali music scene defined by anyodharar gaan (alternative music)- reminiscent of western folk music. His music is said to be influenced by blues, bluegrass, folk and country music.He is an admitted fan of Bob Dylan and his Bengali contemporary Kabir Suman. Via Wikipedia

Review of the play David Coleman Headley

By Manju Sampat “Without the act of the performer the audience could not believe. Without the belief of the audience the performance would not be complete. We laugh at the same moment. We are moved. We gasp or are shocked into silence. And at that moment through drama we discover this most profound truth: that what we thought was the …

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