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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Guru devo bhava
In memory of Guru Reba Vidyarthi, Kalapi, the Centre for Performing Arts is presenting their premier concert Aabhar – gratitude to the mentor. Internationally celebrated Odissi virtuoso from Kolkata Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya, the invited artiste of the evening would be performing 'Nari Narayani' – a solo Odissi repertoire. This would be followed by 'Naihar Chhuto Jaye' a Kathak & Thumri presentation by Guru Keka Singha and Guru Dhanashree Pandit Rai from Mumbai, respectively. The concert will be staged at the Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, Shivaji Park on Friday, June 1, from 6.45 pm.

Criminal nexus
Marathi film ‘Ashtavakra’, which seeks to portray the nexus between the system and criminals is slated to hit cinema houses all over Maharashtra on June 8. The film has been scripted and directed by Pradeep Salunke who has also written the dialogues. This is a story of accused women who are pregnant while being arrested and children born in the jail. Actors Vidyadhar Joshi, Mayuri Mandlik, Mangesh Giri, Veena Arun, Harshada Bamne and Preeti Torne-Koli play major roles in the film.

Surendra Pal in Marathi film
Popular TV and film actor Surendra Pal is playing the lead role of 'Pathan' in Shivdarshan Sable’s Marathi film 'Lagi Toh Chhagi', slated to hit cinema houses on June 8. The subject revolves around a troubleridden young man played by Abhijeet Satam. Shibu has always been fascinated by screenplays which stray from the beaten track. Through the medium of cinema, Shibu has always tried to convey something tangible instead of just setting out to entertain.

Farhan Akhtar to rock
Farhan Akhtar, the Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer and television host, will be rocking the stage in Mumbai on May 31 at the Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra (W), at 7.00 pm, in support of the efforts of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) to create awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco. The concert – 'Love for Life begins with Music', featuring Farhan, is being organised by CPAA on the occasion of 'World No Tobacco Day'.

Book on Uma-Prakash Bhende
A book in Marathi titled 'Gandh Phulancha Gela Sangun' (fragrance of flower) communicated as a message, along with audio CD, based on the life and times of actress late Uma and her husband Prakash Bhende, will be released at the hands of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The function is being organised on May 31, 4.00 pm, at the P L Deshpande Academy, Prabhadevi. The book seeks to reveal the 43 years journey of Uma, with her actor/director/producer husband Prakash Bhende. It was Lata Mangeshkar who renamed her as 'Uma'. She acted in over 50 diverse movies. During the shooting of film 'Nate Jadale Don Jeevanche', her love with Prakash blossomed and culminated into marriage.

‘Bey Ekke Bey’ movie to release
Marathi film 'Bey Ekke Bey' which seeks to throw light on the distressing educational system, is expected to release soon. The movie exposes shortcomings in the educational system which exist not only in remotest areas but everywhere. The film has been directed and scripted by Sanchit Yadav. Sanjay Khapre, Jaywant Wadkar, Sanchit Yadav, Purnima Vavhal-Yadav, Santosh Ambre, Atul Marchande and Arun Nalawade are in major roles.

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