Few people enjoy themselves as thoroughly as Parsis during their festivities, and this year is no different
Pateti (August 17) and Parsi New Year (August 18) are incomplete without its fair share of entertainment, be it movies or plays. Entertain your family and friends with movies at Eros, Sterling, New Empire, New Excelsior and Regal or at Multiplexes like Inox, Metro and other suburban theatres before dinner or matinee shows on these days. Our ‘Bawis’ and ‘Bawajis’ and some of our youngsters would love to watch Parsi-Gujarati plays enacted by veterans in this field, so they would be delighted to go to Tata Theatre, Birla, Tejpal or at Sophia Bhabha Auditorium. Your guide to entertainment is spread out by SHERNAZ & BAJI AVARI, with a request to check cinema halls/ theatres, where they are being played along with show timings which are subject to change.
EK THAA TIGER. Starring one and only Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Ideal Independence Day/ Idd/ Parsi New Year attraction. Releasing on 15th August 2012. A must see movie produced by Aditya Chopra.
KYA SUPER COOL HAI HUM. Released on 27th July 2012. Produced by Shoba Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. Starring Ritesh Deshmukh and Tushar Kapoor.
TOTAL RECALL. Released on August 3, 2012. What is real and find our for yourself.
SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI. Though this romantic Parsi comedy will be released a few days after the new year, it’s a must see by all Community members who will enjoy it to the hilt. Shot in Cusrow Baug and Dadar Parsi Colony with a cast comprising of Parsis, half-Parsis (except for one actor) the lovable Boman Irani and Farah Khan are worth watching with veterans like Shammi and Daisy Irani. 42 year old Shirin, a spinster finds her match in Farhad who sells ladies hosiery!
This rib-tickling comedy focuses on the issue of marriage, when children cross the age of socially acceptable by the elders. It’s Bela Sehgal’s directorial debut.
JOKER. Produced by Cape of Good Films P:vt. Ltd., and Farah Khan. Releasing on August 31, 2012. Sometimes being alien is the only option. Starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. Don’t miss it!!!
BARFI. Starring Ranbir Kapoor. It’s produced by our Parsi Bawaji Ronnie Screwalla and Siddhartha Roy Kapur with a direction by Anurag Basu. ‘Don’t worry, Be Barfi’. Releasing on 14th September 2012.
OH MY GOD! OMG is a divine comedy. Directed by Umesh Shukla with music by Himesh Reshammiya. Watch an item number ‘Dahi Handi’ by Sonakshi Sinha in this film. Also watch ‘Go Govinda’ by Prabhudeva and Sonakshi Sinha in same film.
JAYANTABHAI KI LUV STORY. Tips Industries Ltd. presents this Kumar Taurani’s movie, with Vivek Oberoi in the lead. Directed by Vinnil Markan.
RUSH. ‘IF YOU STOP, YOU DIE’. Rush to see this movie written and directed by Shamin Desai starring Emraan Hashmi, Sagarika Ghatge, Neha Dhupia and Aditya Pancholi.
ENGLISH VINGLISH. It’s our Sridevi’s comeback movie which will make you rush to the theatres. Releasing on 21st September, it’s produced by R. Balki and directed by Gauri Shindi.
HEROINE: It’s Madhur Bhandarkar’s film starring Kareena Kapoor which will be released also on September 21st.
KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL: Releasing on 28th September. Starring Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Asrani and Shakti Kapoor. Everthing gets out of control.
Faramji Ni Film Utri
Parsee Gujarati Play
Saturday, 18th – 7.00 pm
The attraction of the cinema industry is fascinating for the young and the old. Faramji, a middle-aged Parsee gentleman, lives near a film studio and his window faces the entrance of the studio. Hence he enjoyshis pastime of ogling beautiful actresses who come for shooting.
Kamal Kumari, a beautiful talented actress, is on the run from her producer’s overtures and seeks shelter at Faramji’s house. A reluctant Faramji allows her shelter, but has to conceal the fact from his wife. What follows is a game of hide-and-seek, full of fun and laughter.
Written by Dorab Mehta
Directed by Sam Kerawalla
Cast: DaneshIrani, DaneshKhambata, HuzanWadia, PherozaModi, ParinazJal, ShahrukhIrani, FarokhKateli, ShauwanIrani, ZeeniaKolahand Pervez Mehta.
An NCPA Production by Theatre Arts for the AdiMarzban Endowment Fund
Tickets: Rs.600, 525, 420, 320, 225 & 195/- (for Members) Rs.800, 700, 560, 400, 300 & 260/- (for the Public)
Box Office already open from: July 26 for Members and July 29 for the Public
ADOSHI V/S PADOSHI: At Birla on 18th August at 7 p.m. It is a Dinyar Contractor-Kiran Bhatt presentation – plans already open from 29th July at Birla. Tel: 9820029819/9320029819/9.
Our 2 protagonists Aaditya and Chandrakant, who were previously living in a chawl system at Bhuleshwar have now started their new life in 2 adjacent flats at Kandivali.
To adjust in a new surrounding is a nightmare for both of them. As a result Aaditya and Chandrakant once very good friends have now turned foes. To make matters worse, Chandrakant's daughter and Aaditya's son have grown fond of each other, much to the displeasure of their respective fathers. Enters the Parsi Landlord Mr. Gustad Gotiwala, who constantly breathes down their necks and asks them to vacate their flats under the guise of redevelopment.
What follows is fun, frolic and mirthquack of laughters for the next 2 hours.
This is a work of fiction . Any resemblance of any of our characters with any tenant or a landlord alive or dead is purely coincidental.
HIP-HIP-HU-R-R- RAI on 18th August at Y.B. Chavan Auditorium. A rip-roaring rollicking Parsi Gujarati Comedy. 50 per cent off for Wapiz Members.
TAN-TANA-TAN-3: Dinyar Tirandaz production. One’s is a company – Two’s a crowd – Three’s is a Ghambhar on 18th August at Rangsharda
BAIRU EK PUCHDIO TARO: Directed by Cyrus Dastoor on 18th August, at 7.30 p.m. at Tejpal. Contact: 8108024242, 22000831.