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Review of “Balle Balle” a spectacular musical about a “big fat Indian wedding”, has been showing at Rang Mandir

 Review by Manju Sampat  “Balle Balle” a spectacular musical about a “big fat Indian wedding”, has been showing at Rang Mandir, off Bandra’s Linking Road, since November 10th. It is currently slated to run till the end of the month. Hopefully it will be extended for many months to come, as it is a fantastic show! This stunning musical has been produced …

Review of “The Threepenny Opera” performed over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium by the Motley theatre group.

by Manju Sampat  Directed by Imaad Shah, “The Threepenny Opera”, is the last of Aadyam’s plays, for its third season. This musical was performed over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium by the Motley theatre group. Set in the late nineteenth century, “The Threepenny Opera”, is a musical written by Bertolt Brecht and Elizabeth Hauptmann, and is based on John …

Review of “Salaam, Noni Appa” Lillette Dubey’s new play

By Manju Sampat This weekend saw the opening shows of famed director Lillette Dubey’s new play, “Salaam, Noni Appa”, at the Tata theatre and at St. Andrew’s auditorium. Adhir Bhat has adapted the script of this play from Twinkle Khanna’s short story of the same name, which is part of her short story collection, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Kudos …

Review of Under the Gypsy Moon staged at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium last weekend.

by Manju Sampat This last weekend Akvarious Productions staged “Under the Gypsy Moon” for Aadyam Theatre at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium. This was the premiere performance. Veteran actor and director, Akash Khurana has successfully adapted Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel “Srikant” for the stage, and directed it as well. By “distilling the essence of the novel for the stage”, and then …

Review of “A Friend’s Story” that was recently performed at The Cuckoo Club

by Manju Sampat Acclaimed playwright Vijay Tendulkar’s 2001 Marathi play Mitrachi Goshta, has been translated into English by Gowri Ramnarayan. Renowned theatre director and actor Akash Khurana has directed A Friend’s Story, the English version of this play, that was recently performed at Bandra’s The Cuckoo Club. This play has been around for a while now and will be staged …

Review of How I met your Father which premiered over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium

by Manju Sampat Raell Padamsee’s Ace Productions premiered their latest show “How I met Your Father” over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium in Bandra. This “laugh a minute” comedy features the comic duo Kunal Vijayker and Cyrus Broacha. Joining them on stage were Maya, Cyrus’s young daughter, and Gopal Dutt, who often accompanies them on their iconic TV show. …

QTP theatre group performed Bertolt Brecht’s epic play Mother Courage and her Children, at St. Andrews auditorium

Review by Manju Sampat Quasar Thakore Padamsee and his QTP theatre group performed Bertolt Brecht’s epic play Mother Courage and her Children, at St. Andrews auditorium over the weekend, for Aadyam 3. This is an Aditya Birla Group theatre initiative in collaboration with the Times of India group. It provides a wonderful platform for new as well as established theatre …

Sufi & Retro Live Music @ Moti Mahal Restaurant Bandra

Moti Mahal Restaurant in Bandra (W), a legacy restaurant known for North Indian delicacies, is now hosting Sufi & Retro Live Music Nights. Every Friday & Saturday, this family restaurant is resplendent with a lively ambience where guests enjoy delectable cuisine in the backdrop of soulful Sufi music or peppy retro numbers. Visit Moti Mahal, Bandra to enjoy a perfect weekend with your …

Review of Broken Images

By Manju Sampat This stunning one woman play recently had its hundredth show at St. Andrews Auditorium in Bandra. Hundred shows is quite an achievement for any artist, but just one actor performing this task, makes the achievement all the more formidable. This is effortlessly done by the versatile actress Shabana Azmi in Girish Karnad’s Broken Images. The play has …

MARTYRS OF MARRIAGE | MUMBAI PREMIERED at St. Andrews Auditorium

  A thunderous applaud and a standing ovation by more than 700 people followed the screening of Martyrs of Marriage, a feature length documentary film on misuse of IPC 498A, produced and directed by Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, in the city at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai on friday. The event was organized in association with Vaastav Foundation. Highlighting issues that …

Celebrate Bandra is here again from 12th to 20th November 2016

It’s that time of the year when we have all people in the events and entertainment industry working tirelessly to get their events off the ground for which they have been planning for the entire year. Celebrate Bandra is one of the best community festivals in Mumbai, and all the events are completely free, the best in music, arts and …

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