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By ALLAUDIN QURESHI
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An exceptionally talented group of thespians from India is on its way not only to entertain and delight Kenyan theatre goers, but also to provide a unique theatrical experience.

A far cry from the fun filled entertainment packages based on the British carry on series of comedies that have graced our stage, this presentation promises a thought provoking storyline and thrilling performances that have been applauded by the audience and the critics at home in India.

Kenya’s own man of the music, theatre and film world Mehul Savani has announced that the highly successful Gujarati theatrical Amruta Gandhi – Not Guilty will be staged at the Oshwal Centre Auditorium on Saturday evening the February 2, 2019.

The unique theatrical experience is the brainchild of the highly acclaimed Indian stage and film star Mehul Buch who also wears the director’s cap. I understand Amruta has an incredible storyline about hypocrisy of society and legal system and a lone woman’s persistent fight against it.

Mehul Buch himself plays a lead character and the play also features Tusharika Rajguru, Shilpa Patel, Hiralal, Mayur and Ashok Vyas who are all set to deliver some incredible performances.

The epic presentation is brought our way by Mehul Savani who is known and highly respected in our cultural, musical and film circles. Together with his sibling Sailesh he has presented many entertaining extravaganzas.

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He was also responsible for the production of Kenyan feature film Muigwithania depicting the Mau Mau struggle with the reconciliation factor for the diverse Kenyan community. Make a date to witness Amruta Gandhi’s battle on stage. You will only feel guilty if you miss this theatrical coup.

Meanwhile, last Sunday Hindi Samiti of East Africa in association with Indian High Commission and Indian Council of Cultural Relations hosted its annual Hindi Laughter show Hansna Mana Hai Part 3 at the Oshwal Centre Auditorium.

In my absence Hindi Samiti’s Avinder Mehta reports that the visiting Hindi poets entertained a full house of enthusiastic audience led by the Guest of Honour Shree Rajesh Swamy the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Kenya.

The visitor’s poetical punches, satirical anecdotes and lively jokes brought the house down. The revellers also stood up to observe silence and pray to honour the victims of the beastly Riverside terror attack.

The ‘laughter happy’ show was a great success, says Mehta and asserts that to promote Hindi language, the Samiti has also embarked on holding weekly classes at Apa Pant Auditorium in Parklands and arranges cultural shows involving children, thus providing a platform for better understanding of the language and culture.



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