Putting together a play about the Father of the Nation is no easy task.But when that play is a musical, the challenges increase.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar (text), Rajesh Karkera (video) and Hitesh Harisinghani (photographs) take a look. REHEARSAL: Chirag Vora, who plays the older Gandhi, takes his position by the charkha. "On the stage! NOW!" roared Danesh Khambatta, his voice many octaves higher than normal as he rat-a-tatted closed doors and poked his head into rooms that were half ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
'Movie tickets cost Rs 500, 600 on weekends. Why would someone want to watch Ananth Mahadevan and Saurabh Shukla in Staying Alive instead of Shah Rukh Khan for Rs 300 in Happy New Year?' 'It's a very tricky and dangerous ground for good and progressive cinema.' 'Today, only mainstream, star-studded extravagances run.' 'People watch it and then call it the 'shittiest film' they have ever seen, but they have ended given up Rs 500 to the Rs 5,000 crore kitty.' IMAGE: Ananth Mahadevan in Blame It ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Meet the US Attorney who took on Donald Trump.Monali Sarkar profiles Preet Bharara. IMAGE: Preet Bharara was among the longest serving US Attorneys for the Southern District of New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters Unless you are on the wrong side of the table from him -- and no one wants to be there -- the first thing that strikes you about Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York until March 13, 2017, is his courage of conviction.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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