One on One… Er… 1 was a huge success, with the audience spending more time doubled over with laughter than in their seats. Such a performance called for an encore, and Showhouse and Rage Theatre were only to happy to oblige. So they’re back with a sequel that promises to be just as funny as the original, if not more. Nine hilarious stories that span subjects as comedy-rich and colorful as weddings and red-tapism will unfold over two hours. If the prospect of so much cheek-exercise doesn’t have you rushing to book, maybe these personalities associated with the show will.
Rahul daCunha: One of the writers and directors is Rahul daCunha, the man behind the delightful Amul ads and many successful plays.
Rajit Kapur: He’s the original Byomkesh Bakshi, who had the nation hooked as he unraveled the most baffling mysteries (think poisoned darts in cycle bells). He has played Mahatma Gandhi to awards and applause, and in this play, he shows us that he can also time a comic line with aplomb.
Neil Bhoopalam: This talented young actor who had us riveted with his performances in 24, Shaitan and NH10 hides a laughter factory behind his intense facade.
Shikha Talsania: With Wake Up Sid, she proved that she’s inherited father Tiku Talsania’s comic talent. Unlike most ‘side-actors’ though, she made a lasting impression as the conflicted but lovable Lakshmi. She’s sure to bring that same energy to the characters she portrays in One on One 2.
Sumeet Vyas: He’s the boy-next-door to the letter. Whether it’s as the well-meaning Pakistani in English Vinglish, the uber-relaxed Goan in All in the Timing, or the bumbling Mikesh in Permanent Roommates, Sumeet has given the audience much to love. With his impeccable comic timing, he’s going to be a dream to watch in this play.
Anuvab Pal: The stand-up comic, who gave us Loins of Punjab and was listed by Times Of India as one of India’s top 5 comedians, is one of the writers for this play. Need we say more?
Amazing as these actors and comics are, they are not the only people to look forward to. One on One 2 boasts a cast as rich in performers as any Anurag Kashyap film.
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