Saturday, December 15, 2018

Labyrinthine life of David Headley

As the anniversary of that dreadful day in November arrives-- 26/11--thoughts go to the men who planned and executed the terror attack on Mumbai....

Fear of the Other

A Farming Story Directed by Faezeh Jalali Written by Vineet Bhalla Cast: Suruchi Aulakh, Meher Acharia-Dar, Dilnaz Irani, Reshma Shetty, Abhishek Saha and others Rating: Three stars   Faezeh Jalali’s...

40 years on, the Prithvi magic hasn’t dimmed

By Deepa Gahlot Nobody could have known it then, but November 5, 1978, was to turn out to be a landmark date for Mumbai. That...

Kishan vs Kanhaiya: By God, whatta performance!

By Deepa Gahlot Paresh Rawal had started his acting career on stage in the 1980s, and then stepped away to have a successful career in films,...

Simple, pleasant plot

By Deepa Gahlot Written by Shiv Subrahmanyam and directed by Divya Jagdale, Coffee In The Canteen works well in the many alternative theatre spaces opening up...

Bharat Dabholkar’s That’s My Girl

By Deepa Gahlot Neil Simon, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 91, wrote plays that were humorous, poignant and warm. Their universal,...

Baby’s Blue

By Deepa Gahlot Ila Arun and KK Raina have directed Tammy Ryan’s Baby’s Blues, which picks up a subject not usually talked about—postpartum depression. Childbirth is perceived...

Mirror Mirror

By Deepa Gahlot Even seasoned actors get a little nervous performing alone on stage, and Minissha Lamba has no theatre experience. Still, she manages to hold...

Detective Nau-Do-Gyarah

By Deepa Gahlot Alfred Hitchcock meets Navketan Noir in Atul Kumar’s Detective Nau-Do-Gyarah -- a crazy, adventurous and completely delightful tribute to old black-and-white crime movies...

Ek Rupiya

By Deepa Gahlot There was a time long, long ago, when one rupee counted for something, and Nitin Bharadwaj’s Ek Rupaiya a charming cautionary tale, is...

The Father

By Deepa Gahlot Last year, Naseeruddin Shah successfully experimented with a long run of his production Florian Zeller’s The Father (French original translated into English by...

The Inspector General

By Deepa Gahlot Jeff Goldberg calls his production of Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector General “a Bombay adaptation”— it is a much shortened version set amidst...

Hanuman Ki Ramayan

By Deepa Gahlot Often, a story has its own journey. Devdutta Pattanaik, prolific writer and an expert on Indian mythology, wrote a slim book with...

Pashmina

By Deepa Gahlot Many plays about Kashmir have been staged, almost all expressing anguish over the beautiful state fractured by militancy—some angry, some pessimistic, some hopeful. Pashmina,...
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Mauli movie review by Xyngr

Religion + Action + Comedy + Romance = Mauli

When Mauli (Riteish Deshmukh) walks into the frame in slow motion to rescue two abducted girls, his weapon of choice is a brick. This...
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Some better flavours and service puhleez, Miss T

Went with great expectations hoping for a gastronomical treat. Miss T is from the team behind some of Colaba’s famous restaurants – the awardwinning...
Bhamini Subramaniam a Fashion Designer running the label Abhinav Creations

Art in your Wardrobe with Bhamini Subramaniam

Bhamini Subramaniam is an unusual designer. She has an M Phil in English Literature – her thesis was “Images of Experience - The Theatre...