"Kutte, kameene, main tera khoon pee jaoonga," Yaadon ki Baraat (1973)
"Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah," Shahenshah (1988)
"Bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain," Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
"Kabhi kabhi kuch jeetne ke liye kuch harna bhi padta hai, aur haar kar jeetnay wale ko baazigar kehte hain," Baazigar (1993)
"Mogambo khush hua," Mr. India (1987)
“Hum jahan khade hote hai line wahi se shuru hoti hai.” Kaalia (1981)
‘Kitne aadmi the?” Sholay (1975)
"Aaj mere paas gaadi hai, bungla hai, paisa hai... tumhare paas kya hai?" AMITABH BACHCHAN. "Mere paas, mere paas... Maa hai...," Deewar (1975)
Sounds familiar? Do you have a smile on my face like I have on mine right now, thinking about these movies? And these iconic dialogues? :-) If you do, then virtual hi-five! :-)
I love masala movies. Show me a movie that can take my mind of the reality that’s life and at the end of it leave me feeling all good and nice and warm inside, and we will be instant friends... I guarantee! I admit, I am a movie addict. And these days, I don’t miss most of them.. Because the one thing that Singapore has in plenty is Cinema Screens and they have a variety of movies in a whole variety of languages playing all the time.. You can take your pick from English, Hindi, Chinese, Malay, Tamil, Malayalam, and foreign movies from time to time… See the variety there! That’s what I am talking about…
But now, we all know that when it comes to masala, it’s very tough to beat BOLLYWOOD movies.. No! I am serious! Think about it.. Think about those dialogues you read earlier.. Yes! I can hear a lot of you say that Tamil and the other languages are not too far behind when it comes to melodrama.. But I am not just talking about melodrama here.. It’s the whole gamut of genres... action, romance, comedy, drama… I think Bollywood ranks right up there..
And so we come to whole point of this build-up.. And this post..
We have EVAM back in town, ladies & gentlemen..
As of 2013, EVAM has commenced operations in Singapore with shows and workshops and made history as it became the only Indian theatre group to perform a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2013 with its political thriller 'Ali J'.
And now they’re coming to Singapore with a brand-new show… Bollywood Kee-Maa’ in December!!!
A high octane fun play starring 5 actors, directed by UK based Gavin Robertson. Watch five actors bring to life and finally mince the Hum Saath Saath Hain world.
Every film you have (N)ever seen on-stage
The world of the rich father, his poor friend, the business magnate, his corrupt manager, the blind widowed mother, the U.S. returned heroine, the vampish stepmother, the forbidden love, the quest for revenge, the super villain and his abandoned lair, Mother India and twists in the tale. Ram and Lakhan, Vijay and Basanti, Shashi Kala and Shakti Kapoor, Samba and Ramu Kaka, Mac Mohan and many more residents of Ramgad come to life before you in this mother of all films.
Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, this play pays a comical tribute to Bollywood and “every other Wood”. If art is the mirror of society, and Cinema is the most popular art in India, then here’s a play that tries to capture India in 70 minutes – the method, the madness and the magic of popular Indian Cinema but captured on stage!!
As the title suggests, this play is a comic tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema and all that is Bollywood.
Details as follows:
Show date: 13th (8pm) & 14th December, 2013 (4 pm & 8 pm)
Venue: Alliance Francaise De Singapour
The SISTIC URL - http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/bolly1213
The link for the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hslYKf_Umvk
Need tickets? Reach out to me… FB, this blog, whatsapp or call (if you have my number!)
Or go on book them directly from the SISTIC URL…
See you there! :) :)
Psst.. you are coming, aren't you? :) :)