Tag: Theatre

World famous Dhanu Yatra begins in Bargarh

Bargarh: World’s largest open air theatre – Dhanu Yatra – kicked off today in Bargarh district of Odisha and with it began the reign of demon king ‘Kansa.’ The 11-day-long festival was inaugurated by MP Prasanna Acharya in presence of Bargarh MP Prabhas Singh and local MLA Debesh Acharya. The Dhanu Yatra, which is the […]

A 'Sholay' replay: Asrani reanimates classic act for theatre

New Delhi: Fan or not, most cinelovers remember veteran actor-comedian Govardhan Asrani for his “Jailor” scene in the 1975 hit “Sholay”. A reenactment of it in his play “Makhichoos” comes after almost 43 years, reminding us why the thespian is loved both on screen and stage. “Makhichoos” — an “Indianised” adaptation of the French classic […]

There's no reason to look down upon television: Ananth Mahadevan

Mumbai: National Award winning filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan says for him “films are larger than life, TV is smaller than life and theatre is real life”. The actor is back on TV with “Aadat Se Majboor”, aired on Sony SAB. “I started my career with television and theatre. There is no reason to look down upon […]

Actor Tom Alter dead at 67

Mumbai: Veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter on Friday lost his battle against skin cancer at his residence here, his manager said. He was 67. Tom Alter was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on […]

Minaketan who won hearts lost battle against cancer

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia actor Minaketan Das passed away following prolonged illness at his residence in Bhubaneswar last night. He was suffering from Pancreatic Cancer and being treated at Mumbai-based Asian Cancer Institute. The actor known for his indomitable spirit proved his mettle in the Odia cine industry as the ‘bad man’ and etched a mark […]

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Scintillating Performances Light Up National Theatre Festival

Bhubaneswar: For theatre aficionados in the port town, it is time to sit back and relish wholesome entertainment with vibrant and pulsating action on the stage. The weeklong national theatre festival being organised here by Canmass, a local socio-cultural organization espousing the cause of theatre movement in Odisha, has provided the theatre lovers to relish […]

'Krantidhara' releases in theatres tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: National Award-winning filmmaker Himansu Khatua’s much talked about film ‘Krantidhara’ is all set to release tomorrow across Odisha.

Experience Shakespeare through alternative theatre

Fancy a Spanish omelette rustled up by a Portuguese contemporary performer as he acts out a William Shakespeare classic? Head to a unique fest that explores alternative theatre forms centred on the bard's famous works

Sex-violence at epidemic levels globally: 'Nirbhaya' director

Theatre can play an important role in helping women speak up against sex violence, which has now reached epidemic levels globally, says acclaimed playwright and director Yael Farber whose award-winning play 'Nirbhaya' makes its India premiere