All posts tagged: NCPA

Play Review: The Scent of a Man

As it usually happens, I was going through the newspaper for plays around town and stumbled upon the ad for ‘The Scent of a Man’. I thought , ‘Hey a play about perfumes’ and quickly booked tickets. I went with this story to get all my friends on board, who trusted me blindly and came along. It was when I got there that I explained to them that this play could be about absolutely anything and that I had no idea what it was about, really. After I got some deathly stares which I bravely dodged by ducking under the seat, we sat down. Since we took some real cheap tickets, we had a side view of the stage. We did shift to a slightly better view only for the people who were actually sitting there to turn up and causing 7 of us to shift back to our original positions. Finally settled, the play began. The play is about couples and married life. Because in real life, in movies and on whatsapp, the troubles …

Play Review: The Siddhus of Upper Juhu

So over the the weekend, I made my way to NCPA to watch the play ‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu. Now, I have been wanting to watch this play for a while now but somehow haven’t gotten around to doing it. Anyway, I did this time. I booked the tickets through bookmyshow. The Place   NCPA is at Nariman Point which is a fabulous place. Parking can be a bit of an issue and the place gets crowded pretty quick so getting here early is recommended. Anyway, the theatre itself is pretty huge. The seats are divided into 5 rows from A to E. The rows A and E are at the extreme ends and are possibly the worst ones to pick. By the way, there’s pretty much no network inside, so phones are kind of useless which for a play, is a fabulous thing. The Play Right off the bat, let me tell you the play was refreshingly different. The play is about Bubbles (Rajit Kapoor) and Behroz (Shernaz Patel) who live in a …

Play Review: Unfaithfully Yours

The year is 1990. This year, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 28 long years, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed due to the fear of it falling over and Pretty Woman is playing in cinemas. Closer home, food poisoning kills 450 people at an engagement party in UP and L K Advani is active in politics. It is also in this year that Akash (Rohit Roy) and Preet (Mona Singh) are married. But not to each other. They meet in a chance encounter and thus starts an affair. Akash and Preet decide to meet on the same date – 28th October- each year at the same resort in Goa. I assume they do not talk between these times as there are many mentions of the character’s fears that the other person won’t turn up. This first encounter is charged with sexual tension and lust. One of the most striking things about this play is that both the artists seem extremely comfortable in scenes requiring a certain degree of intimacy. Pecks on the …