Nice Sunday

11 Aug

Junior and I saw a play at Ranga Shankara on Sunday. Though its been there for a while, it was the first time I actually saw a play there. And I loved it. The place is classily done. A true testimony to Shankar Nag. No ostentatious display and no hero worship. Its in his memory but in a very nice way.

The play itself was “Bandawalavillada Badayi”, a Kannada play by T.P. Kailasam. Very well performed and extremely funny.

Finally, whats a post without a rant…. heres some…

1. The organizers REPEATEDLY tell people to switch off their mobile phones. Yet some people leave it on. Whats more in FULL RINGTONE….. AND they keep answering calls in the middle of the play…. hey dude if you want to answer your phone in the middle of the play… DONT COME HERE !!!!

2. … why do people need to repeat everything the actors say.. and then laugh…

3. There was a lady behind me who probably knew the lines of the play…and she kept saying it…JUST BEFORE THE ACTORS SAID IT… aaaaargh… glad someone sushed her.

4. FINALLY…. its not stylish to walk in after the play has started. There was a group (and these were VOLUNTEERS and had badges) who were standing outside till the stage lights went on and then proceeded to trudge across the auditorium trying to find seats.

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15 Responses to “Nice Sunday”

  1. Veena August 11, 2008 at 6:57 am #

    Cool. Remember once you made a flying visit to Rangashankar when we all had been there for a show :-)?
    When we went they never allowed anybody after the show begun, Are the volunteers themselves breaking the rule there?

    And about the design of the hall, So true such a neat design it is.. alva?
    and did Nikhs enjoy the play? !

  2. Vijay August 11, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    @Veena: Nikhil loved the play….yes I remember my “flying visit”… The design of the place is cool.. and unassuming.. like Shankar Nag was…

  3. Nikhil August 11, 2008 at 7:36 am #

    Hehehe! That place is simply awesome! Been there a couple of times now, and yeah, the nuisance you’ve mentioned seems ever present… 🙂

  4. Tutul August 11, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    Ya tat place is simply superb to visit.

  5. Lekhni August 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    It’s too bad play-goers don’t boo like movie watchers would 😉

  6. praneshachar August 12, 2008 at 6:35 am #

    vijay & veena yah I too remember that evening when both vijay & bellur made a flying visit it was so nice of them to come and see us it was also shark who came at the end of play to we had some body to see off and some one to bid adiu nice to remember all
    rangashankara is really very good auditorium and it is pleasure to watch the play sitting there. little bit of over reacting was there when we went too but we are indians. mera bharat mahan. independance day is on cards

  7. neela August 12, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    I was reminded of a poem : At the theatre By A P Herbert . I had read it long ago.

    http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/732.html

  8. neela August 12, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    I was reminded of this poem

    http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/732.html

  9. Vijay August 13, 2008 at 3:21 am #

    @Nikhil: Nice place… but the mobile morons spoil it..
    @Tutul: 🙂
    @Lekhni: I wish we could… maybe its a trend that should start
    @Pranesh: that was years ago I think.. right?

  10. neela August 15, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    My comments have been gobbled up !!
    😦

  11. Vijay August 18, 2008 at 5:15 am #

    @nnela: sorry.. dont know why they were nungu’ed.. have un-nungu’ed them…

  12. Chitra August 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    ok, can anybody write like you? And the answer is ‘No’. 🙂
    Loved the rants and could relate to all of them! lol

  13. Vijay August 19, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    @Chitra: Thanks.. Thanks .. blush blush

  14. spandana August 26, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    i wish i could enjoy. but every time i checked, it only shows kannada plays :-(. any english/hindi shows?

  15. Vijay August 27, 2008 at 2:31 am #

    @spandana: Its mostly Kannada but there are times when there are English and Hindi as well… I think their website has an email update service…

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