Drama & Musical Plays List By Years @ BookMyShow

PLAYS OF
2010

Hindi

02 Jan, 2010

Bus Itna Sa Khwab. is an exciting glimpse into the translucent land of reality mingling into fantasy. It gives us a glimpse into the lives of a family of three. The play is an analysis of the very motive of human existence, which enables the viewer to look around with a clearer vision in a realistic light. It also evocatively proves how the root cause of most of our problems lies in the invisible social and psychological pressures, threatening our very existence.

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Hindi

02 Jan, 2010

60 years old Daulat Seth with the help of a pandit suddenly realizes that his grandsons fianc is none other than his first wife reincarnated which leaves him absolutely baffled. To add chaos to confusion, the other members of his family also start remembering their past lives. One hilarious situation after the other marks the spirit of this play.

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English

07 Jan, 2010

The Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival is named after violin maestro L. Subramaniams late father and guru. Over the years, it has featured some all-time greats, including Yehudi Menuhin, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan, Al Jarreau and others. Now,L. Subramaniam teams up with blues harmonica player Corky Siegel , legendary jazz saxophonist Ernie Watts, and his own accomplished family members - wife, Bollywood playback singer, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, daughter, Bindu and son, Ambi, a violinist in his own right. L. Subramaniam, with his roots in Carnatic music, is a pioneer of Indo-Jazz fusion and the creator of the concept of Global Fusion. Some of his most historic collaborations have been with Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ruggiero Ricci, Herbie Hancock, among others, in addition to working with orchestras like the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Marinsky Orchestra and the Berlin Opera. With over 200 recordings to his name, L. Subramaniams fusion pieces, `Conversations and `Flight of the Humble Bee, and orchestral compositions, like Fantasy on Vedic Chants, have become milestones.

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Hindi

07 Jan, 2010

Ek Tha Gadha proves its mantle as Sharad Joshi's all time classic by ensuring that its relevance pervades the test of time and situations. As a political satire, the play throws up extremely poignant pointers on power struggles and extent of inhumanity that our leaders are ready to travel to retain their power. All this woven beautifully through a musical narrative keeps it away from sounding preachy at any point of time and makes it for one of the most lively extravaganzas that one would ever witness.

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Hindustani

08 Jan, 2010

Hindustani or the North Indian music and Karnatak or the South Indian music, are two equally vibrant streams of Indian art music, which are essentially governed by the fundamental precepts of raga and tala. Tala Vadya Samvad provides a special meeting point for the percussions of both traditions. The world-renowned tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and the eminent mridangam vidwan Karaikudi Mani, representing the North and South Indian traditions respectively, will engage for the first time ever in a rhythmic dialogue during the inaugural event of the NCPAs annual multi-arts festival. The ensemble will also include Suresh on the ghatam and Amrith on the kanjira.

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Hindi

10 Jan, 2010

Hindustani

10 Jan, 2010

The relationship of raga with diurnal as well as seasonal time-cycles is an interesting feature unique to Indian music. It is believed that a raga is more effective when performed at the designated time of the day/night. This rare concert will feature ragas assigned to the morning. Malini Rajurkars style reveals the depth and grandeur of the Gwalior gharana. A disciple of Govindrao Rajurkar, who in turn was a disciple of Rajabhaiya Poochwale, her versatility can be seen in her vast repertoire of intricately composed bandishes in khayal, thumri, tappa and tarana.

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Hindustani

10 Jan, 2010

Uncharted Seas is a highly-acclaimed dance production by one of the countrys leading Kathak dancers and dynamic choreographers, Aditi Mangaldas. Exploring the theme of quest with all its varied resonances, the production draws inspiration from J Krishnamurtis statement: We look for fixed points, but there are none, either in ourselves or outside in the universe. To live without these fixed points is our challenge.

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Hindi

10 Jan, 2010

Yumraaj Ji Kuch Karo (Bhagwadajjukiyam) is a stylized play based on Natyadharmi Shaili an ancient classical art form. Natyadharmi Shaili is derived from Natyashastra written by Bharat Muni approximately two thousand years back. This style elaborates all the Rasas and Bhavas related to human emotions. It also includes songs and dances in the classical style which is an integral part of this Shaili. The play speaks about the Guru-Shishya relationship.

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English

13 Jan, 2010

Anando Mukerjee was the only Indian amidst a cast of international soloists at the SOI Seventh Season concerts. A natural at breaking barriers, in 1999, the Delhi University graduate moved to the UK, and in a few years, became a pupil of Nicolai Gedda, one of the worlds foremost tenors. Anandos operatic roles include, Rodolfo, the Duke of Mantua, Ishmael, Macduff and Faust. He is also an accomplished recitalist and has a large and varied oratorio repertoire. He is the recipient of a Charles Wallace Trust Award, administered by the British Council.

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Marathi

13 Jan, 2010

Want to know how to extort money more effectively? Want to learn how to use violence more efficiently? Want to become a certified tapori? Then join the Institute of Pavtology. A satire on new Indias greatest traits - business enterprise & goondagardi.

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English

14 Jan, 2010

Rama Vaidyanathan is considered one of the leading exponents of her generation of Bharata Natyam dancers. She has received intensive training under the legendary Yamini Krishnamurti and subsequently under Saroja Vaidyanathan. One of the most sought-after dancers today, she has been performing professionally for over twenty years. While deeply rooted in the tradition, she has evolved her own fresh and vigorous individual style. This performance will present her new choreography within the traditional framework of the Bharata Natyam repertoire. It will include Mayur Alarippu (on the theme of the peacock in the tala cycle of five-and-a-half beats); Vrikshanjali (an ode to a tree); Lament to the Birds (a depiction of various birds, based on a 3rd century text); Shivoham (based on the Skanda Purana), among others.

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English

15 Jan, 2010

All About My Mother is about actors and acting, homosexuality, nursing, heatr transplants, transvestism, the art of creation, drugs, prostitution, Barcelona, fatherhood, loss of faith, AIDS, surrogate families, Tennessee Williams, Lorca, plastic surgery, age, love, writing, and Hollywood. But the characters are wrapped around a simple story of a mothers search for her sons father. All About My Mother is a passionate hymn to the strength and spirit of women; a kaleidoscopic drama embracing motherhood, love and desire; a moving tale of a journey which depends greatly on `the kindness of strangers`. Theatre veteran Akash Khurana returns to direction after 5 years with an exciting retelling of Almodovar`s multiple award winning motion picture, which celebrates the resilience and camaraderie of women under duress.

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English

16 Jan, 2010

The play shows a bunch of clowns putting together a play, trying to enact Shakespeares Hamlet. They sometimes misinterpret the text, sometimes find new meanings in it, sometimes try to understand it and very often make a mess of it.

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English

16 Jan, 2010

Proof is a Pulitzer prize winning play by David Auburn that revolves around a brilliant but eccentric mathematician and his daughter. When the mathematician dies, his daughter is forced to confront the thin line between genius and madness. Has she inherited the professor's brilliance, or is she simply suffering the same mental degeneration? Proof delves into the world of mathematics, sibling rivalry and love, raising compelling questions about the nature of genius.

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English

21 Jan, 2010

Explosive! Erotic! Witty! Hot!" That is how critics raved about Kaye Rileys (aka Kaushik Shankar) one man show, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll when it slithered across Indias stage in 2004 and 2005. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, written by Eric Bogosian, has a savage impact on the audience. Kaye plays a total of 14 characters in the play. Among the vivid rebels he incarnates are an artist who resolves to keep his art inside his head to prevent "the system" from commercializing it and an entire group of blue-collar guys whose wedding-eve party for a buddy turns into a merry sleigh ride to hell. The virtuoso piece of the play shows a high-powered executive who juggles business partners, enemies, spouse, mistress, and children on a cellular phone, showing each a distinct side of his twisted personality. Other notable characters include a subway panhandler, a British rocker, a scumbag lawyer and an assortment of junkies and con artists representing the male psyche unleashed. The finale, one of the most hilarious and thought provoking pieces of all time deals with an issue that hits too close to home and exposes the myth of AIDS and plays on the impact it has on a HIV+ patients loved one.

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Gujarati

24 Jan, 2010

Era of the play is 500 BC - two vedas were created - the other two yet to be created - time when Bhratvarsh was dominated by Brahmin Dharma - the era where only Brahmins had right to light the lamp and do worship - its about that time when Buddh and Mahavirs ideology influenced common people - the play begins in this situation - it is story about the Varishth Bhramin , his wife , A shudra and his son (chota shudra) - how their life gets influenced each other when their path crosses in very subtle way creating a significant impact - Its about the conflict within Bhramin - his ideology - his constant fear that Brahmin dharma may persih - his quest to find Pahele kaun Dharma Ya manushya ? the answer he gets from two different individuals are conflicting reflections of that time - its a tale about the effort to save the true religion within us.

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Marathi

24 Jan, 2010

Two Girls portraying different characters depicting different relationships

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Hindi

24 Jan, 2010

Lukka Chhupi means hide and seek. Hide and seek is a game played by children but what if the emotions, love, envy, jealousy start playing hide and seek with a child?. This is what the play is all about. The main character of the play is a 12 year old child Vilku who loses his mother at the time of birth. Being constantly traumatized by his depressed father who accuses him for his beloved wifes murder he starts to believe he is a murderer. Soon it takes a toll on his mentality. He becomes a loner and is always insulted and the centre of all jokes among his classmates. The psychological trauma being faced by Vilku is hidden by the love of his dearest grandmother who has been taking care of him since birth. But the anguish inside Vilku doesnt cool down and keeps on growing till the end. What happens when the anger, sadness, trauma reach their peak and will this hide and seek of mixed emotions ever cease? Will vilku ever come out of this tragedy? All questions will be answered at the very carefully kept secret at the end.

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