This week I attended a play with my friends called The Wedding Album. The play, written by Girish Karnad and directed by Lilette Dubey, was quite interesting for all of us. This small incident is of course no blemish on the quality of theatre work.
After the play, the director (Lilette) and the cast sat on stage to have a discussion with the audience. One person posed a question about the difference in the way the play was perceived in different regions. So Lilette responded.
'I find it heartening to see audiences across countries react to our work. It touches them at the same level. It makes us realize even though we may be separate geographically, as humanity we are binded by the same emotions.'
The audience heartily smiled.
We were pleased with the self-indulgent praise. Just by watching a play, we had managed to unite humanity. Ah, the noblest act of all.
Savouring the effect she had created, Lilette went on a bit further. 'In fact it is quite surprising, audiences seem to …
I was having a conversation with Rohan (my flatmate) yesterday about a possible movie plan in the evening. He feigned some mild interest in the idea.
'See Arvind, I think I would spend that time much better by calling up some old friends, mailing and scrapping people....Or maybe I can read a book in the same hours.. Or I can do some basic planning for the work I've to cover in the week...Even if that doesn't happen I can sit here....and relax...' I was flabbergasted - 'You'd rather waste time on the couch than watch a movie with a good rating?' 'Yes. I'd rather sit and do absolutely nothing than go out and watch a movie.'
This is Rohan's level of enthusiasm for movies. This strong dislike has been built over time. Apparently, every odd movie he had been dragged to was loathesome and reduced his respect for the activity. People have upbringing issues related to parents, bullies or relationships. Rohan had his bad memories through the big screen. …
Q1. What is Tandoori Nights? It is an awesome song composed by Himesh Reshammiya for the movie Karzz. It was also the name of a party we had this Saturday.
Q2. Was the party fantastic? Yes, it was!
Q3. Why a Himesh title ? Why Himesh of all people? When mockery, desperation and incredulity form a cocktail, one loses all senses. Stupid turns into cool. Silly becomes the in-thing. Hence the title and the ensuing theme of the party.
Q4. Were fun stuff, drinking games etc planned by us? Yes.
Q5. Was the Pseudo-MC, Pseudo-HR, Pseudo-Activity planner of the party given spontaneous bums/kicks? Yes.
Q6. Did people drink and dance? Yes. Over two dozen of them!
Q7. Did they pay homage to Himesh bhaiyya? Yes. The ones that could hold a pen by the end of the party.
Q8. Aren't these questions stupid? Won't pictures do a better job of showcasing the party? Yes. So here you go.