LAC, in Partnership with ARRA Arts, presents Gardish Mein Taare, a Hindi play that pays tribute to the creatively volatile era of Indian cinema in the 1950s.
Gardish Mein Taare, meaning ‘Stars in the Sky’, plays at Hammerson Hall on April 26. Directed by Saif Hyder Hassan and performed in Hindi with English subtitles, this somewhat musical play explores the pain, pathos, magic and music inspired by the turbulent times and relationship shared by two mavericks – Guru Dutt and his wife Geeta Dutt – portrayed by renowned actors, Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni.
The era of the 50s and 60s is brought to life with beautiful lyrics, hit music and stunning sets to help audiences reminisce about this poignant age of Hindi film. Hasan subtly shines light on the turmoil and inner conflicts that a husband and wife go through in a marriage when careers and ambitions intrude on a relationship, incorporating fictional elements and real-life incidents in Guru Dutt’s life that make for a thoroughly entertaining watch!
Sonali Kulkarni is an Indian actress, largely known for her roles in Doghi, Deool, Dil Chahta Hai, Singham, and Taxi No 9211. The Filmfare Awards in Marathi dubbed her “Best Actress” in 1996, 2015 and 2018, and she won “Best TV Performance of the Year” in the 1996 RAPA Awards. In 2002, Kulkarni won the National Film Award for her role in Chaitra.
Arif Zakaria is an Indian actor, best known for his roles/involvement in Krrish 3, My Name is Khan and Raazi. He received a National Film Award nomination for his role in Darmiyan, and has also travelled across Europe and Asia since 2005 with the Australian musical show Merchants of Bollywood.
ARRA Arts is a platform for hosting arts, music and cultural performances, fostering local arts talent, bridging the links to promote educational cultural exchange programs and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Canadians. Anu Srivastava, CEO of ARRA Arts Inc., continues to bring high caliber international theatrical productions to Mississauga, Ontario.
For more information, visit www.livingartscentre.ca