Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sharman Joshi in The Play That Goes Wrong

Not a Dull Moment in a Play that Doesn’t Go Wrong

As the audience walks into the theatre, actors in costume are rushing about looking for a dog that is meant to be in the...
A scene from Medha and Zoombish play

Medha & Zoombish: A Children’s Play that speaks to Adults

Hidayat Sami recently revived under the Theatre Unit banner, Ramu Ramanthan’s children’s play, Medha & Zoombish, that actually speaks to adults, who create barriers of...
Best Theatre plays of 2018

2018 में सर्वश्रेष्ठ: रंगमंच

मुंबई में रंगमंच हमेशा की ही तरह गुलजार है ऐसा इसलिए भी है क्योंकि उपनगरों में छोटे छोटे मंच उपलब्ध हैं। जो 10 नाटक...
Best Theatre plays of 2018

Best of 2018: Theatre

Mumbai’s theatre scene is buzzing as always, more so because of the small alternative venues in the suburbs. All the ten plays picked may...
I,Cloud theatre review

I, Cloud: Clever, Humorous, Provocative

In a world tipping into an Orwellian nightmare – in his masterpiece, 1984, the writer imagined a dystopian society controlled by a totalitarian Party--...
धूम्रपान प्ले

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 गहलोत सिगरेट 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...
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...
Jab we separated play

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...
David Coleman Headley play

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....
A farming story

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...
Prithvi theatre mumbai best plays

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 Paresh Rawal

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,...
Coffee in the canteen

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...
Thats my girl play

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,...
Babys blue play

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 mirro play

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

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

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

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...
2.0 movie RajiniKanth Akshay Kumar

CGI Gobbledygook

It has been seen in recent months that a spectacle is not enough to satisfy the audience. While a star like Rajinikanth with his...
Women of Rythmvideo

Pathbreaking Percussionists

In its third edition, the ‘Women Of Rhythm' concert featured 12 stunning talents from age 16 to 60 saw a reasonably packed St Andrew’s...
John DiMartino jazz

Blast from the Jazz Past

There's something special, enchanting and nostalgic about old-school jazz. Tunes from the Great American Songbook, the masterly compositions of Billy Strayhorn, George Gershwin and...