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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 …

Review of “ And then there were None”

By Manju Sampat We all love Agatha Christie, and the idea of reading her classic mysteries or seeing a film or play based on one of her books, is simply delicious! A refreshing new theatre group, Making Noise, has brought to the Mumbai stage, Agatha Christie’s masterpiece ‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’. This show premiered last Saturday at St. Andrews …

Agatha Christie’s ‘ AND THEN THERE WERE NONE ‘ at St. Andrews Auditorium on Saturday 3rd and 10th March

By Manju Sampat Making Noise’, a relatively new and exciting theatre group, is bringing an all time classic production to the Mumbai Stage. They are performing Agatha Christie’s ‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE‘ at St. Andrews Auditorium on Saturday March 3rd and 10th at 7.30 pm. The play is based on one of the most exciting and engaging story telling formats in any …

Shakti: A Return to the Source – Brilliant dance ballet performed at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium.

By Manju Sampat Mumbai audiences were treated to a veritable feast of dance ballet this week by the Battery Dance Company from New York. They were brought to Mumbai under the aegis of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Embassy of the United States of America. Thanks to them the brilliant dance ballet “Shakti” was performed at Bandra’s …

Review – Platinum, The Live ABBA Tribute Show, at St. Andrews auditorium.

By Manju SampatThis weekend Bombay audiences were regaled to the delightful cover act, Platinum, The Live ABBA Tribute Show, at St. Andrews auditorium. This group, led by Andy Nye from London, was started in 1997. This six member band has been brought to India by Raell Padamsee and her Ace Media Productions and they were here courtesy Raell two years …

Meet Nerjis Shakir the 6 year old street photographer from Bandra.

The best thing for a parent to do is to teach your children a skill. But sometimes to our wonder our children don’t want to learn the skill we can give impart to them. This isn’t the case with Nerjis Asif Shakir, she is the grand daughter of Firoze Shakir, A prolific street photographer himself. Nerjis watching her grand father …

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 …

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