Mushaira glorifies community bards

Venkat Raman The literary and phonetic beauty of Urdu and Hindi came to the fore last fortnight at a Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan Night in Auckland. Organised by Ghouse Majeed and Syed Mujeeb Hyderabadi of Urdu Hindi Cultural Association at Fickling Convention Centre in Three Kings, the four-hour long programme held on September 1, 2018, also brought together Indian and…

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‘Manmarziyaan’ will decide the fate of Abhishek Bachchan

Meanwhile, a look at the disasters of dynasties Apurv Shukla Abhishek Bachchan makes a comeback this month after a break of nearly two years, with ‘Manmarziyaan,’ a love story set in North India, with Taapsee Pannu as his heroine for the first time. Director Anurag Kashyap seeks to make a commercial film with this musical. The much-hyped return of Amitabh…

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Get ready for ‘Top Secret’ with Master Thespian Y G Mahendran

On September 23 at 530 pm at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall Venkat Raman One of the most respected comedians and film celebrities of Tamil-speaking people will present a vibrant drama for the first time in New Zealand next month. Y G Mahendran, known as ‘YGee’ to millions of people across the world, will present his highly successful play, ‘Ragasiyam,…

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Versatile artiste Sajjad Ali to perform in New Zealand

Concerts in Auckland (October 12) and Wellington (October 13) Venkat Raman Versatile Pakistani artiste Sajjad Ali will perform in Auckland and Wellington next month. Organised by ‘Flair N Fun,’ a New Zealand based event management and entertainment company, the Sajjad Ali show will be held at the Victory Convention Centre (98 Beaumont Street, Freemans Bay), Auckland on Friday, October 12,…

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Time to celebrate Indian elegance with dignity

Venkat Raman Miss Indianz event is more of a celebration of Kiwi-Indian elegance than a competition, says Dharmesh Parikh of Reshab D Productions and Rhythm Events, organisers of the 16-year-old annual cultural bonanza. No clutter “We believe that Miss Indianz is by far the most clutter-free and transparent event. The clean and simple format allows participants to fully express their…

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Triple treat awaits RD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Rajesh Khanna fans

Venkat Raman Music lovers with a proclivity towards the late Rahul Dev Burman could expect an evening of lilting music composed by the maestro with a majority of them rendered by the inimitable Kishore Kumar and picturised on the heart-throb of the 1970s, Rajesh Khanna. Shivan Padayachi of Shivan Arts, an Auckland based organisation, is putting together singing talent from…

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‘Dhadak’ exceeds expectations at box-office

Apurv Shukla Seldom does a film starring newcomers generate tremendous buzz and excitement before its release. That enthusiasm in audiences to watch a film is generally reserved for big ticket releases starring established actors. But ‘Dhadak,’ starring newcomers Jhanvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar created box-office history by collection more than Rs 550 million in the first week. Produced by Karan…

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