Call up Bharat Dabholkar on his cell phone, and his voice mail goes on thus: 'In
the past, life was good. There were interesting people who would call. But now
that Madhuri Dixit is married and Pamela Anderson Lee is an abridged version of
herself, I have no other choice but to make do with people like you...'
The king of "revues" who gets away with lambasting the government, lampooning ministers and presenting an on-the-spot, uniquely hilarious television news at every show is at it again. Oh No! Not Again! - that's the name of his latest revue, not any expression - shows that the man can't keep away from wild, wacky comedy that comes along in a grab bag of gags in a language called Hinglish.
As with the best of Dabholkar, Oh No! Not Again!, has both political and social satire, skits, gags, dances and ad jingles galore. This two-hour musical written and directed by Dabholkar has in it the likes of Bhavna Balsaver, Afsana Shivdasani, Ananya Dutta, Viju Khote, Dimple Inamdar, Asif Basra, Kishore Pradhan, Vihang Nayak and, of course, Dabholkar himself, among a host of others.
Dabholkar has regaled viewers since the last fifteen years. In fact his 'Bottoms Up' series has broken all records by being the longest running show in the history of English theater in India (over 400 shows now!).
'Oh No! Not Again!' has spoofs of divorce celebrations, terrorists takeoffs, bride selection in the new millennium, the license to walk and the obligatory grand finale of political hotchpotch, Antakshari, advert jingles and Hindi film songs. If such jokes amuse you, set forth for this play. You can laugh out loud along with your 75-year-old granny and 5-year-old brat. And, most importantly, do remember to leave your brains behind at home.
Please contact Col. Anand Pillai at 780-4840/41 for further details.