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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pu La Deshpande bio-pic
“Bhai...Vyakti ki Valli?”, a biopic on life and times of noted litterateur, artist, director and musician Pu La Deshpande, has been produced by the Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. It will be released in two parts- on 4 January and 8 February, 2019. Two teasers of the film released recently received tremendous response. MNS Chief Raj Thackeray, Ajit Andhare, Nikhil Sane, Sagar Deshmukh, Iravati Harshe, Dilip Tahil and others were present during the launch of the teasers. Iravati Harshe is playing the role of Sunitbai (Pu La’s wife), while Sagar Deshmukh is playing the character of Pu La. Direction is by Mahesh-bhau Manjrekar.

Pratahswar morning raga series
99th Pratahswar the morning raga series by Pancham Nishad presents renowned vocalist Prabhakar Karekar accompanied by Bhushan Parchure on Tabla and Anant Joshi on Harmonium at Kala Prangan, Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai on Sunday, 23rd December, 2018 at 6.30 a.m.

Jadugar Jitendra’s shows
Magician Jitendra Raghuveer will perform at the Vishnudas Bhave Theatre, Vashi at 10.30 am and 1 pm on 25 December. Jadugar Jitendra is known for the third generation of magician family of famous magician “Raghuveer”. His son Vijay and grandson Jitendra have carried out that legacy for many years. Until now they have presented over 15300 shows all in 27 countries. The show features 50 various mind blowing magic items of Chinese, Arabic, Japanese and American Magic.
Fragrance of romance
A poster of the romantic Marathi film “Perfume” to be released all over Maharashtra on 1st March, was released. The film has been produced by Dr. Hemant Dixit. Onkar Dixit and Monalisa Bagal are in lead roles. Besides the duo, Chinmay Mandlekar, Abhijit Chavan, Sayaji Shinde, Anil Nagarkar, Kamlesh Sawant, Bhagyashri N, Shilpa T and Heena Pa are playing important roles. The poster depicts the film as a suspense thriller, but in reality it is a love story. It is certain to be vibrant and will spread fragrance all over.

12th annual music festival
'Aamad Pratishthan' and 'Thinkerz' to host their 12th annual festival of music at Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Shivaji Park on 22nd Dec at 8 pm. Solo Tabla recital by Jayesh Rege and sitar recital by Nayan Ghosh who will be supported on the tabla by young Ishan Ghosh. On Sunday morning there will be solo tabla recital by Guru Sadanand Naimpalli which will be followed by a vocal recital by Vidushi Saniya Patankar Entry is free. Guru Sadanand Naimpalli said that this festival is dedicated to the memory of the great tabla maestro Pt Taranath Rao. Rao produced many outstanding pupils and who rose to become good tabla players. "When Pandit Ravi Shankar opened a school of music in the U s in the sixties, he took Taranathji along. Such was his stature," sais Naimpalli.

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