Sunday, December 16, 2018
Twenty years of Thespo youth festival

Thespo @ Twenty

This is a landmark year for the youth festival Thespo—its 20th edition commences on December 17.Flashback to twenty years ago, Quasar Thakore Padamsee and his...

Separated in crunched space

It’s a situation quite likely to take place in any city with a space crunch—a couple on the verge of a divorce, forced to...

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 GahlotNobody 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 GahlotParesh 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 GahlotWritten 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 GahlotNeil 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 GahlotIla 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 GahlotEven 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 GahlotAlfred 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 GahlotThere 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 GahlotLast 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 GahlotJeff 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 GahlotOften, a story has its own journey. Devdutta Pattanaik, prolific writer and an expert on Indian mythology, wrote a slim book with...

Pashmina

By Deepa GahlotMany 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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धूम्रपान: शान्ति की तलाश स्मोकिंग ज़ोन में

यहाँ धूम्रपान का इंग्लिश में रिव्यु पढ़िए: https://xyngr.com/theatre/seeking-solace-in-a-smoking-zone-dhumrapaan/दीपा गहलोतसिगरेट के डब्बे पर स्वास्थ्य चेतावनी और कैंसर मरीजों की डरावनी तस्वीरें लगी होती हैं लेकिन...
Dhumrapaan play

Seeking solace in a smoking zone

Read the Dhumrapaan review in Hindi at https://xyngr.com/theatre/dhumrapaan-play-hindi-review-seeking-solace-in-a-smoking-zone/Cigarettes packets have health warnings and scary pictures of cancer patients, but does that deter anyone? Smoking zones...
Mauli movie review by Xyngr

धर्म +एक्शन + कॉमेडी + रोमांस = माऊली

दीपा गहलोत जब दो अगवा की हुई लड़कियों को बचाने के लिए माऊली ( रितेश देशमुख) स्लो मोशन में फ्रेम में इंट्री करते हैं तो...