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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Swar Yatra 25th concert
Welcoming all music connoisseurs to an astounding classical music event ‘Dhrupad Sandhya’ from SwarYatra, cherishing six years with the 25th concert and to experience the true magic of 'dhrupad' vocal recital by renowned vocalist Uday Bhawalkar, accompanied by Sanjay Agle on (Pakhawaj) at the Mini Theatre Ravindra Natya Mandir), Prabhadevi, on Tuesday, February 13,  6 pm onwards.
Vibrant vocal treat
A talented youngster with a passion for music, Bhaggesh Marathe, a vocalist gifted with a silvery voice, will perform in ‘Sursagar’, a rising star every month, accompanied by Swapnil Bhise on tabla and Siddesh Bicholkar on harmonium at Shanmukhnanda, Padma Chamber Music Hall, 2nd Floor, Sion, on Friday, February 9, 7.30 pm onwards. Entry is free for the concert.
‘Gulaab-jam’ trailer launched
A trailer of  the entertaining Marathi film 'Gulaab Jam', directed by Sachinji Kundalkar, releasing on February 16, was recently launched in Mumbai. Zee Studio’s Mangesh Kulkarni and other artistes were present during the launch. The film depicts the story of a London-based youth wanting to set up a restaurant in London, who comes to Pune to learn catering and eventually falls in love with his catering teacher. Cast includes Sonali Kulkarni, Siddharth Chandekar, Mahesh Ghag, Madhura Deshpande, Chinmay Udgirkar and Mohanbai
Sharad Kelkar in ‘Raakshas’
The trailer of Marathi film 'Raakshas' (demon) was recently released in Mumbai. The film, directed by Dinesh Zoting, is scheduled to be released on February 23. The film is based on jungle life in which a small girl tells her mother that her father has been swallowed by a demon. All the same the plot also seeks to communicate that the forest is a not only a bunch of thick trees but that it too has emotions. The jungle laughs, weeps, sings.  Sai Tamhankar, Sharad Kelkar, Savita Prabhune, Rituja Deshpande, Dayashankar Panday, Purnanand Vandekar, Pankaj Sathe and others associated with 'Fandry' and 'Half Ticket' are in lead roles.

Kumar Gandharva Award Nite
Kumar Gandharva Memorial Award will be conferred on Prahlad Tipania, the renowned folk singer from MP at the Mini Theatre, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi on Feb 10 at 7.30 pm. On the occasion there will be a Bharatanatyam performance by Chandrakanta Roy, Hindustani 'khayaal' by Paramanand Yadav and Kabir 'bhajans' by Tipania. There will also be a symposium on the topic of 'The need for fresh Bandishes in changing times'.

Shiv Ratri Utsav special
Helmed by Acharya Pandit Anupam Rai, foremost Cultural Organisation of the country, since 40 years Sangeetanjali, is leaving no stone unturned to promote the metamorphosis of music and dance from ancient Vedic era till date. A move towards the cause and on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, a novel music and dance recital will be staged by ‘Anupam Srijan. Presented by Sangeetanjali the performance will be held at Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra Reclamation on Tuesday, February 13 at 6.45 pm.

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