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Wednesday,July 22 saw theatre enthusiasts flocking to The Corinthian Club for yet another Mahesh Dattani play,brought to the city by Entre Nous.

July 24, 2009 2:29:17 am

Brief encounters
Wednesday,July 22 saw theatre enthusiasts flocking to The Corinthian Club for yet another Mahesh Dattani play,brought to the city by Entre Nous. Presented in association with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce,the play Brief Candle,produced and directed by Lillete Dubey,had a talented line-up of Zafar Karachiwala,Joy Sengupta,Amar Talwar,Suchitra Pillai,Manasi Parekh and Satchit Puranik. Despite sterling performances by the experienced cast and an unusual plot that revolved around a hospital and hospice for cancer and the terminally ill,this was one Dattani play that received mixed reactions from the audience. A play within a play,it juxtaposed a situation where the characters in the play await their flight departures,delayed due to a storm and end up in entangled situations,sometimes comic and sometimes poignant,with their actual lives at the hospice. A story with huge potential,it seemed to have been let down by a far too scattered narrative,making the play too abstract for the comfort of many. Nevertheless,it’s always a treat to watch the line-up of Dattani’s artistes,who as usual,put up their best show,making it worth for those who had braved the rains to be at the venue.

The hip hopper
ISHQ BECTOR,the Dakku Daddy fame artiste,will be performing live in Pune tomorrow at The Loop Lounge,Market Yard,10 pm onwards. The artiste is back with his new solo track Chal Be Shane while he has already been popular for his previous tracks Aye Hip Hopper,Daaku Daddy and songs in movies such as Ugly aur Pugli,Race,Dhoom 2,Fight Club,Pyar ke Side Effects and Mission Istanbul. “I had composed this song while I was on the show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao. It reveals the secrets of the jungle,” says Bector. The song will be available for downloads over the internet. “Sometimes,record labels can impede the creative process. So,I decided to release this track independently on the net – raw and uncut,” he adds.

Ramping up
It’s that time of the year when glamour and brains rule the ramp! The Royal King and Queen 2009 contest will be held on August 1,2009 at the Corianthian Club. For all those beauties and hunks who feel they have the looks and the attitude,this is the time to rush to the nearest selected Café Coffee Day outlet and grab the entry forms. Auditions for the event will be held on July 25 at 5 pm. The event has been organised by Jazzmatazz.

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