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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shower of melodies
An NCPA Presentation, Ghan Garaje: Monsoon Melodies, By Rahul Deshpande Experimental Theatre, Friday, 6.30 pm.  The advent of the monsoon is richly celebrated in Hindustani music.Playback and live singer Rahul Deshpande, the grandson of veteran vocalist, the late Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande,bis a versatile vocalist with a repertoire ranging from khayal, thumri, bhajan and natyageet to fusion. In this recital,Deshpande will present classical and semi-classical repertoire to usher in the lively season of the rains.
Actor Biswajeet with daughter Prima in comedy drama
Popular veteran retro-Bollywood actor-singer Biswajeet  (of ‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Kohraa’ and ‘Main Sunder Hoon’ etc fame) recently performed along with his charming real-life daughter Prima Chatterjee in this two-hours comedy ‘live’ family drama ‘Ultaa Seedha’, directed by his writer-wife Ira Chatterjee at Daman. “ In this drama, which also has co-actors Monish Raj, Birbal and Amita Nangia, I play a mentor-Godfather who promotes promising talents and also helps Prima’s newly-wed character to bring back harmony in her life. Since we received a thunderous  applause, out there, we are planning to shortly stage the same play 'Ultaa Seedha' in Mumbai as well,” disclosed Biswajeet-da, exclusively to Sr. ADC Correspondent Chaitanya Padukone 
Remembering Sudhir Phadke
Listening session with actual raga demos by Pt Amarendra Dhaneshwar, Gwalior gharana classical singer and writer. On the occasion of the birth centenary of the noted composer/singer Sudhir Phadke,11 July  @ 6 pm Y B Chavan Centre,Nariman Point. Accompanists:Sandip Mishra (Sarangi) and Mukta Raste (Tabla) Assisted by Nitin Phatak and Padmaja Patil.Entry FREE
Anuradha P. honoured by British MPs
Multiple prestigious award-winner noted singer Padmashri Anuradha Paudwal, added another feather in her overcrowded cap recently as she was honoured at the British Houses of Parliament  for her outstanding contribution to music and her charitable initiatives as well. The function was convened by the Members of Parliament from the lndo-British All Party Parliamentary Group, Houses of Parliament. Also in attendance were politicians,  TV and print media, together with top representatives of the Indian Music Industry in the UK.

Vocal concert
A concert of classical songs of Gwalior gharana’s renowned singer Sulekha Bhat in memory of Pandit K G Ginde, is being organised at Dadar-Matunga Cultural Centre at 5 PM on 15 July Sulekha Bhat will be accompanied by Abhay Datar (Tabla), Dnyaneshwar Sonawane (Harmonium). She is a disciple of Veena Sahasrbuddhe. Entry FREE. Sureela savera Renowned vocalist Shounak Abhisheki to perform in Udayswar@Prithvi an acoustic 'live' concert of morning Ragas by Pancham Nishad on Sunday 15th July at 7.30 a.m. at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
‘Akrandan’ ready for release
Marathi film “ Akrandan’, directed by Shashikant Deshpande will  be released all over Maharashtra on 7 September. It portays the story of a helpless rape victim woman and public awareness to fight against this social evil. The first glimpse of the film was released by Union Minister Ramdas Athavle. and director Rajkumar Hirani. Upendra Limaye, Sharad Ponkshe, Milind Inamdar, Ganesh Yadav, Bal Dhuri, Vikram Gokhale, Smita Talwalkar, Amita Khopkar, Pradip Velankar, Uday Tikekar, Bharat Ganeshpure, Tejashri Pradhan, Vilas U. Pallavi Wagh and Sneha Biranje are essaying important roles.

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