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Tadroopi – Kannada Play

Sanchaya, Bengaluru Presents Kannada Play “Tadroopi”
PlayWright: Prasanna
Director: Joseph

About the Play:
”Tadroopi”, written by Prasanna, was penned during the Emergency. This is a powerful play ridiculing dictatorship and corruption in the society. The playwright has effectively conveyed the ways and means of a dictator and how he utilizes an impersonation by a group of frauds. He puts an end to the fraudsters and the effectively uses the look-alike to catch his detractors.

Prasanna also brings in the emotions and the loneliness of dictators and how they try to maintain a larger-than-life image, in order to protect and boost their ego. Ridiculing how power is thrust upon some people just because of their family are associated with power, the script is relevant even today. Though the original script is much more serious, Joseph, the director of this play, has transformed it into a comic political satire. To make it even more relevant, certain present time issues are also effectively included in the play.

Sanchaya, an amateur theatre group known for their meaningful plays, has done an excellent job with this play. Their talented actors have done an excellent job on stage and the tempo and pace of the play keeps the audience glued to their seats. S. R. Ramakrishna has also created music that blends with the play very well

Tickets available at RangaShankara box office and online on Bookmyshow:

Sunday | 8th May 2016 | 3:30PM AND 7:30PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

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Samarasa – Thematic Duet Performances.

Nrityantar Presents “Samarasa” Thematic Duet Performances
Programme Details:
Samarasa - Thematic Duet Performances Presented by Nrityantar at Seva Sadan, BengaluruPratibimb
Odissi by Padma Shri Guru Ranjana Gauhar and her disciple, Vrinda Chadha

Shringara Lahari
Bhratatanatyam by P. Praveen Kumar and Dr. Soundarya Srivathsa
Saturday | 7th May 2016 | 5:30 PM
Ekam … return to oneness
Odissi Madhulita Mohapatra and Bishwabhushan Mohapatra

Bhratatanatyam by Seshadri Iyengar and Anuradha Vikranth

Sunday | 8th May 2016 | 5:30 PM

Seva Sadan
14th Cross, West Park Road,
Near Sai Mandir (Sampige Road)
Bangalore 560 003.

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“Saala Theerisu Ghalib” Kannada Play.

Dramatricks Presents “Saala Theerisu Ghalib” Kannada – Comedy and Musical Play
Written and Directed by N.C Mahesh

Saala Theerisu Ghalib - Kannada - Comedy and Musical Play by Dramatricks. Directed by N.C MaheshGhalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst India diaspora communities around the world.

The dramatic turn in the life of Mirza Ghalib which made him suffer throughout, is the ‘debt’. In fact it brought out his best poetry and philosophical flashes about his miserable life. Here in the play ‘Saala (debt) Theerisu (slake) Ghalib’, debt is not just confined to currency notes and money. It’s a metaphor related to the painful life of Ghalib. The whole play is blended with Ghalibs gazals in Kannada translation with a musical flavor.

Tickets available Online on 99doing with a discount of 10%:

Sunday | 8th May 2016 | 7:30 PM

Mallatahalli Road,
Gnana Bharathi,
Bangalore – 560072.

GUNDAYANA – Kannada Comedy Play

Kriyative Theatre Presents “GUNDAYANA” A Kannada Comedy Play
Playwright: Sundar
Director: Joseph John

ಕ್ರಿಯೆಟಿವ್ ಥಿಯೇಟರ್
ಅರ್ಪಿಸುವ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ನಾಟಕ‘ಗುಂಡಾಯಣ’
ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ: ಜೋಸೆಫ್
ನಾಟಕದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ:
ಖ್ಯಾತ ಹಾಸ್ಯಲೇಖಕ ನಾ.ಕಸ್ತೂರಿಯವರ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ “ಚಕ್ರದೃಷ್ಟಿ”ಯ ನಾಟಕರೂಪವೇ “ಗುಂಡಾಯಣ”, ಈ ನಾಟಕದ ವೈಶಿಷ್ಟ್ಯವೆಂದರೆ ನಾಟಕದ ಕೇಂದ್ರಬಿಂದು ಗುಂಡಪ್ಪ ರಂಗದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬರುವುದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಬದಲಿಗೆ ಹತ್ತು ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳು ಅವನ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ತಾವು ಕಂಡಂತೆ ನಿರೂಪಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಹೋಗುತ್ತವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಅವರಾಡುವ ಮಾತುಗಳು ಗುಂಡಪ್ಪನ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಗಿಂತಾ ಅವರ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನೇ ಮತ್ತೂ ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಂಬಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಸಮಾಜದ ಅಂಕುಡೊಂಕುಗಳಿಗೆ ಕೂಡಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿ ಹಿಡಿಯುತ್ತವೆ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಭ್ರಷ್ಟ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಕಳ್ಳ ಸನ್ಯಾಸಿಗಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಮತ್ತೊಬ್ಬರ ಏಳಿಗೆ ಕಂಡು ಕರುಬುವ ನೆರೆಹೊರೆಯವರು, ಸಹೋದ್ಯೋಗಿಗಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತನ ಸಂಸಾರ ಹಸನುಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಭಗೀರಥ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡುವ ಸಜ್ಜನರು, ಬಡತನದಲ್ಲೇ ಸುಖ ಕಾಣುವ ಕಷ್ಟಜೀವಿಗಳೂ ಇದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕಸ್ತೂರಿಯವರ ಪ್ರಾಸಬದ್ಧ ಕನ್ನಡ, ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಲೇಪನ ನಾಟಕದುದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಕಚಗುಳಿಯಿಡುತ್ತವೆ. ನಾಟಕದ ಹತ್ತು ಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಸುಂದರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್ ಇವರಿಬ್ಬರೇ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದ್ದು ಪಾತ್ರದಿಂದ ಪಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಅವರು ಬದಲಾಗುವ ರೀತಿ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಕುತೂಹಲಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಿಸುವುದು ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿವಿಜೇತ ಮೇಕಪ್ ಕಲಾವಿದ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಕನ್ನರಪಾಡಿಯವರ ಕೈಚಳಕ, ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಜೋಸೆಫ್‍ರ ವಿನೂತನ ಕಲ್ಪನೆ, ಗಜಾನನ ನಾಯಕ್ ಅವರ ಸಂಗೀತ ಸಂಯೋಜನೆ, ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಖ್ಯಾತಿಯ ವಯಿಲಿನ್ ವಾದಕ ಎಚ್.ಎನ್.ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್ ತಮ್ಮ ವಾದ್ಯದಿಂದ ಮಾತು ಹೊರಡಿಸುವ ಬಗೆ, ಮುದ್ದಣ್ಣ ರಟ್ಟೆಹಳ್ಳಿಯವರ ಬೆಳಕುವಿನ್ಯಾಸ, ಹಾಗೂ ಕೇಶಿಯವರ ರಂಗವಿನ್ಯಾಸ ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿವೆ.


Based on the novel ‘Chakradrushti’ written by well known Kannada humourist, Na.Kasturi, ‘Gundayana’ is a unique comedy in which the protagonist himself never appears on stage, but is spoken about by ten different characters, who are all delightful caricatures of people we see around us all the time. Among these characters are Gundappa’s mother, wife, neighbour, boss, mentor, three of his friends, a milk-vendor and the narrator. These ten characters are played by just two actors, Sundar and Laxmi Chandrashekar. While Na.Kasturi’s language, full of pun and wit, tickles your funny bones, the absurd caricatures he creates keep you grinning and guffawing throughout the play. Gundayana has been adapted for the stage by Laxmi Chandrashekar and is directed by Joseph, a Ninasam graduate who has made waves in theatre circles with his innovative productions. With H.N.Bhaskar, a violinist of international repute, playing Gajanana Naik’s tunes, the play offers an extraordinary fusion of various sorts. Added to this are Muddanna Shirahatti’s magical lighting and Ramakrishna Kannarapadi’s skillful make-up which make ‘Gundayana’ a rare treat.

Tickets available Online on 99doing with a discount of 10%:

Gundayana on Saturday | 7th May 2016 | 4:00 PM and 7:00PM

KEA Prabhath Rangamandira
C A Site No.1, 8th main road,
2nd cross, Kamalanagar,
Bangalore – 560 079

Summer Carnival – Workshops and Performances for Kids.

Jagriti Presents “The Summer Carnival” Workshops and Performances for Kids
Details of the Various Workshops

The Summer Carnival - Workshops and Performances for Kids at Jagriti Theatre, BengaluruWrite Right
Workshop on Creative Writing
Ages: 8 to 10 years
16-20th May 2016

Acting A-Z
Workshop on Acting
Ages 9 to 12 years
23-27th May 2016

Reel Life
Workshop on on Photography
Ages 11 to 14
23-27th May 2016

Kiddin Around
Improv+Comedy Workshop
Ages 14 to 16th
9-13th May 2016

Puppets Alive
Workshop on Puppet Theatre
Ages 10 to 12
9-13th May 2016

Workshop on Story Telling
Ages 8 to 11
2 Schedules
16-20th May 2016
23-27th May 2016

A for Acting
Workshop on Acting
Ages 6 to 8
16-20th May 2016

Tickets: ₹ 2500/-

Registration forms available at Jagriti Office
for Queries, Please contact: or 08041242879

Jagriti Theatre
Palm Meadows,
Varthur Main Rd,
Bangalore 560066.

Screening of “Kaarembo” a Thriller Short Film.

Screening of “Kaarembo” Thriller Short Film
Presented by Machinekad Films
Directed By: Rajesh Basappa

Screening of Kaarembo - a Thriller Short Film by Machinekad Films Directed by Rajesh Basappa Screening at K H Kala Soudha, BengaluruKAAREMBO Is a psychological thriller whose story revolves around a character named Deepak suffering of Insomnia. But, he himself does not realise the cause of it. The
day he realises the cause, you will realise the crux of the movie.

Cast: Deepak Raj, Seema Nayak, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Channappa, Anil Kumar, Dileep Reddy, Anjan Malur, Ajay Shet.
Lyrics: Praveen Kumar Jappinamogaru
Music and Singer: Prajoth D’sa


Saturday | 7th May 2016 | 10:00AM

K H Kalasoudha,
Ramanjaneya Temple Compound,
Hanumantha Nagar,
Bangalore – 560019.

Bollywood Acoustic night with Shubham Roy

Bollywood Acoustic night with Shubham Roy

Shubham RoyShubham Roy hails from Shillong and brings with him a wealth of experience in Folk (Multilingual), Classical music, Fusion and popular songs.

Shubham is versatile and dynamic when it comes to his music.. Having performed at intimate gigs to national venues such as M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Freedom park and State Central Library (Shillong), he has opened for some of the most prominent bands and artists of the music fraternity such as Indian Ocean, Usha Uthup, Raghu Dixit, Karthik Das Baul and Zubeen Garg.

Over the years Shubham has explored different genres of music and gradually these experimentation resulted in the discovery of several original tunes. His biggest achievement was the broadcast of “Wings of Fire” on MTV INDIES, which is a song in tribute to late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and“Aankhi” on MTV ROOTS. In addition to that he has also done playback for a Malayalam movie”Kumbasaram”.

Whether you are looking for music to sooth you or to drag you to the dance floor, Shubham will surely bring in the perfect ambience.

Horn Ok Please is the latest entry into bangalore’s thematic pub scene and captures the culinary traditions of India’s highways, presenting the quintessential Dhaba experience in a lighter and more fun ambience. As far as the spirits go, Horn Ok Please doesn’t just have a bar – it has a complete Theka, which apart from being well stocked with IMFL and imported liquor, also boasts of signature cocktails, speciality tharras which come in actual Pauva bottles!

The contemporary Dhaba feel with the quirky menu and Zingy cocktails is sure to be a big draw with the urban desi.

Shubham Roy Performs on Sunday | 8th May 2016 | 7:00 PM

Horn Ok Please
No. 776, 1st Floor
(above Kotak Mahindra Bank),
100ft Road, Indiranagar,
Bangalore – 38

Entry free


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