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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘Mee Shivaji Park’
Marathi film ‘Mee Shivaji Park’, which makes viewers to do deep self-introspection, is slated to be released on October 18. The film with a tagline ‘Justice is blind, but we are people with vision’ seeks to throw light on social system and changes it requires. The film brings together five stalwarts-Vikram Gokhale, Satish Alekar, Ashok Saraf, Shivaji Satam and Dilip Prabhavalkar, who have proved their mettle on stage, TV and films. Besides, Uday Tikekar, Sharad Ponkshe, Suhas Joshi, Savita Malpekar, Santosh Juvekar, Sushant Shelar, Dipti Lele and Majiri Phadnis are essaying important roles.

‘Drama’-tic tribute to Veer Savarkar
A muhurat ceremony of Marathi play ‘Mrutunjaya’, based on the life and times of great freedom fighter Swantryaveer Savarkar, who boldly faced rigorous imprisonment in Cellular Jain at Andaman Island, was recently performed in Mumbai. The play is being presented by Sai Sakshi. The play has been written and directed by Digpal Lanjekar, while sets have been raised by Sandesh Bendre. Devdutta Baji has scored the music Ajinkya Nanaware, Sandip Soman, Jayendra More, Suyash Purohit, Shardul Apte, Bipin Surve, Nitin Wagh, Vishakha Mhamankar, Ketan Padalkar, Yogesh Dalvi and Madhusudan Sonawane are essaying important roles in the play which is slated to be staged soon.

‘Gan Saraswati Purskar’ to Pt Abhyankar
Pandit Sanjiv Abhyankar has been selected for the ‘Gan Saraswati Purskar’, instituted in the name of legendary singer late Kishori Amonkar, by Amonkar’s disciple Dr Arun Dravid since last year. The award will be given away to him at a function to be organized on January 6, 2019 at a function to be organized at Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre. The award comprising Rs 1 lakh and a scroll of honour is given to successful Indian classical singers below 50 years. The first award was given to Manjiri Asnare last year. Pt Abhyankar is the disciple of renowned singer Padmavibhushan Pandit Jasraj. Reacting to his selection for the award, Pt Abhyankar said that he considered the award as a blessing of Kishoritai.

‘INT-Astitva’, one act play contest
The students of the M L Dahanukar College, Vile Parle and Bhavan’s College, Andheri emerged winners in the one act play contest recently organised by the INT-Astitva at Sathay College. The first prize was divided between ‘Kuama Dub Jaungi’ (based on economic disparity) (Dahanukar) and ‘Khol Do’ (focus on S.H. Manto’s ideals) (Bhavans). Second prize- went to ‘Drishti’ (Usha Pravin Gandhi College). Other prizes were: Best Direction — ‘Kuama Dub Jaungi’ (Deepak Ghogale/ Bhavesh Surte); Best Story — ‘Khol Do’ (Shashank Jadhav); Best acting performance (first prize) — Snehlata Maghade (‘Khol Do’), second prize — Ahan Nirban (‘Drishti’), third prize — Manmit Prem (‘Kuama Dub Jaungi’); Consolation prize — Lehar Khan (‘Drishti’); Best Lighting Arrangement — Yash Nawale (‘Drishti’); Best Sets — Sagar Pendhari (‘Drishti’); Best Music — Chinmay, Amey and Dikeshant (‘Kuama Dub Jaungi’). Aslam Parvez and Dharmendra Gohil were the judges.

Adarsh Navratri Utsav
One of the most visible and dynamic MLAs in the state , Ameet Satam, brings to you Juhu’s biggest Navratri celebrations, the Adarsh Navratri Utsav at JVPD Grounds behind Ritambara College, in association with National Decorators from October 10-18. ‘Dandiya King’ Deepak Kumar will be belting out some of the popular Navratri songs. Come, dance your heart out and enjoy the fun and fanfare!

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