Hope you guys are doing great. So lately I was invited as a Guest blogger to one of the most auspicious events in Kolkata namely the 15th Vodafone Odeon Theatre Festival, one of the biggest and oldest theatre festivals of Kolkata. As most of you must be knowing that theatre is something which is not in use as often as the old times and this amazing festival brings together talent and class under one platform showcasing comedy, thrill and superb performances in the form of new aged drama. 😍😍
The festival promises to enthral the cultural capital of India with some magical performances by eminent theatre personalities like Sharman Joshi, Bratya Basu, Debshankar Haldar, Goutam Haldar and many more.
Vodafone as a brand has always encouraged and appreciated the cultural ethos of the city and this theatre festival is one of them. This year the Vodafone Odeon Theatre Festival 2018 has brought some popular Bengali and Hindi plays together, thus giving Kolkata the opportunity to watch some legendary theatre performances. Theatre groups of leading artists like Sharman Joshi, Bratya Basu, Debshankar Haldar, Goutam Haldar has rocked the stage with some amazing plays like Mein aur Tum, Mumbai Nights, Mulya and 21 Gram, and much more.
At the press conference we had Arvinder Singh Sachdev, Business Head, Kolkata & Rest of Bengal, Vodafone India who said “Vodafone as a brand has always encouraged and appreciated the cultural heritage of Bengal.”
Vodafone Odeon Theatre Festival is certainly the perfect example for bringing the best theatre experiences to the city audiences and hosted some living legends in Indian Theatre. Like every year, this year too is a delightful ensemble of plays for the culturally conscious and discerning audience of Kolkata.
The complete idea of this theatre festival is to reinvent and cultivate the concept of theatre back in the city of joy. We definitely have many young talents who seldom get a good platform to showcase their love for acting and this festival is surely a great initiative taken to collaborate with such amazing artists. There was a series of marvelous plays held at GD Birla Sabhaghar with some spectacular theatre performances and the best one had to be “Main Aur Tum” – a hilarious rom-com starring @sharmanjoshi and @tejashripradhan. ☺💕
Here’s a little brief about the play for you guys:
The plot focuses on two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year. They have kept their date for twenty-four years. They first met by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. The two are seen changing over the years. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes by, each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on. The play embodies wit, compassion, a sense of humour and nostalgia.
Personally, I had an awesome time at the plays enjoying every bit of their performances. Here are the images from the press conference and the play.
Hope you all loved the shots from the event. Here are a few shots of what I wore at the Play and the Press Conference. On the day of the Press Conference I went for a black shrug and a white shirt from Forever 21. To complete the look I carried my favourite handbag from Aldo. On the day of the grand play, I went for ethnic. I wore this pretty blue printed kurti from Fbb and carried one of my favourite bags from Lavie to complete the look.
Hope you all enjoyed the complete coverage of the 15th Vodafone Odeon Theatre Festival. Photography credits: Jyotika Baijal
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