Lillete Dubey, Alyque Padamsee, Dolly Thakur, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy,Kumar Mangalam Birla,Vivek Jain, Bharat Dabholkar, Sujata Kumar, Viju Khote, Smitha Jaykar, Dr Mukesh Bhatra,Parvez Damania, Anant Mahadevan at the premier Show of The Big Fat City, A Play by Ashvin Gidwani productions in Tata NCPA, Mumbai on 23rd June 2013.
Ashvin Gidwani Productions, one of the country’s foremost theatre producing companies, presented the Premier show of India’s first Black Comedy titled “The Big Fat City”, written and directed by none other than Mahesh Dattani. Ashvin Gidwani and Mahesh Dattani have come together for this venture after the success for their earlier theatrical productions ‘The Alchemist’ and ‘Double Deal’.
“The Big Fat City” 3 stories, 1 eventful night Premiered to packed house, over the weekend at Tata,NCPA , Mumbai, the plays subtle dark humor had the audience engaged and found a great connect immediately. Seen enjoying the play were Lillete Dubey, Alyque Padamsee, Dolly Thakur, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy,Kumar Mangalam Birla,Vivek Jain, Bharat Dabholkar, Sujata Kumar, Viju Khote, Smitha Jaykar, Dr Mukesh Bhatra,Parvez Damania, Anant Mahadevan.
The three stories revolved around a successful corporate couple with a new apartment in a fancy suburb of Mumbai, a TV star with a fan following and a troublesome marriage and an aspiring young actress from a small town with her possessive boyfriend.The play unveils what’s behind their facades and what do they do when murder comes knocking at their door.
The play is India’s first black comedy that offered you laughter; thrills and a little pill to chew on as you drive back home. The play stars Achint Kaur, Nasirr Khan, Pooja Ruparel, Ivan Rodrigues, Sonal Joshi, Aadar Malik, Gagan Singh Sethi and Shashi Bhushan.
“After the success of Double Deal and Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist with Mahesh, we are producing an original piece which represents a new genre in Indian theatre”, says Ashvin Gidwani.
According to Mahesh Dattani, “The Big Fat City comes after months of research and writing & rewriting of the script to present a play that is sure to grip my audiences. It is subtle dark humor. Coming together with Ashvin Gidwani to present this play, will ensure it reaches all the right audiences and fans across the country”.
About Ashvin Gidwani Productions
Over the last 18years, Ashvin Gidwani has conceptualized, produced, created, marketed and promoted commercial theatre.
The passion to promote theatre experience across the world has enthralled audiences and critics who appreciate the quality and originality of a producer setting new benchmarks with every new production.
About Mahesh Dattani
One of India’s best and most serious contemporary playwrights writing in English. Some of the renowned plays Mahesh has directed are, Bravely Fought The Queen, Thirty Days in September and Dance Like a Man. A director, actor, dancer, teacher and writer, Mahesh Dattani has a versatile personality. Besides being a playwright and a director, Mahesh Dattani adorns the mantle of a teacher with equal ease. He teaches theatre courses at the summer session programmes of the Portland University, Oregon, USA. He also imparts training in the field of acting, directing and play writing at his own theatre studio in Bangalore. All the plays of Mahesh Dattani are based on the social issues. Apart from theatre Mahesh Dattani is also active in the field of film making.