Archive for July, 2012


The Interview

Its something everyone of us have been through once, an interview. But this young man had had a hell of an interview. They plays is about a guy who goes for an interview at a huge corporation for a dream job. He is ready to reveal almost everything about himself (partly because of the fake lie-detector… spoiler alert !!). Along comes the bribe/barter system quite common in the bureaucratic offices of our country. Every character had his own set of troubles and all of it intertwined to give us two hours of a roller coaster ride with loads of laughter and comic drama.

Writer : Siddharth Kumar
Director : Akarsh Khurana

Catch this play at The Comedy Store or NCPA, Mumbai. Must Watch.

Advertisements

If you get it then its fine, otherwise take it as a Joke !! This play challenges the traditional beliefs and notions about God and its true form. Hindus in India like many other religions and communities follow the practice of idol worship. The play depicts a writer Sandeep Joshi who gives up his belief in God and starts praying to the fairies that made him happy and content in the childhood. He face opposition from the society and even his wife but his arguments were able to punch through the beliefs of others forcing them to rethink about faith they had in God.

The play is well stirred mix of humor and drama, kind of a seriocomedy. Towards the end it left me thinking about the ways I worship and visualize God. There is more to God than just granting wishes and hurling disasters at us. God is the desire to do the right thing that lives in all of us but is hidden or suppressed. If that desire is on top of everything you do, then I think God is with you !!

Cast : Makrand Deshpande, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Abir Abrar, Hattangadi, Kshitee Jog

You can catch the play at The Prithvi Theater, Juhu, Mumbai. Please inquire about the date and time at Prithvi itself.

A fast paced show that hits you hard. No man or woman is going to be the same again. “Bold” and “Women Independence” are the words that come to my mind after attending this show. This is one the most successful plays being played at The Comedy Store in Palladium, Mumbai. Its the same as the Eve Enslar one but its being performed by Indian female actresses. It has almost been a decade since the inception of this iconoclastic narration in India.

The ladies are well known in the theater industries and to watch them narrate the monologues is an absolute delight. However every monologue has a story and a social message relating to the problems women face in our society. It isnt just about the Indian society but about the global scenario and conditions women of this world live in or experience on a daily basis. You have to watch it to relish the essence of this wonderful play.

Hats off to the ladies !!

Starring : Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Dolly Thakore, Avantika Akerkar, Jayanti Bhatia
Directed by: Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal
Written by : Eve Enslar

You can watch it at The Comedy Store, Palladium, Lower Parel / Prithvi Theater / St. Andrews, Mumbai. Check out the date and timings at bookmyshow.com