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Latest Indian comedy lands in Nairobi

Saturday May 19 2018

Dharmesh an Bhavya in a scene from the Gujarati comedy. PHOTO| ALLAUDIN QURESHI

Dharmesh an Bhavya in a scene from the Gujarati comedy. PHOTO| ALLAUDIN QURESHI 

By ALLAUDIN QURESHI
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Gujarati stage and screen personality Dharmesh Vyas is to return to Kenya with a hilarious show set to rock our stage.

Event co-ordinator Raju Lodhia has announced that the Indian comedy that was premiered in the United States is to be staged in Nairobi initially for a couple of performances at the Oshwal Centre Auditorium in Westlands from Saturday.

Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal (Amazing father Rocking son) is the latest Gujarati fun and frolic offering for those who love riotous comedies.

We have seen fun merchants from India displaying Gujjubhai laughter merchandise with a flavour of British carry on series of comedies and laugh riots about joint family traditions; however I understand this father and son offering is more comedy with a message to be upright.

The story of the fun game is about a father and his grown up son. The father is a master swindler and con artist whose son outshines him in the same art.

An uncle who is a victim of the duo and its fraudulent game curses and this curse kicks off the hilarity on stage. Dharmesh Vyas who directs the show also plays the lead role of the swindling father.

His son is portrayed by Bhavya Gandhi the promising stage and screen star whom we have seen on the small screen and are familiar with his characterization of Tapu in the popular tele series Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma.

Baap Kamaal with this talented twosome is all set to tickle our funny bone with the punches and pulls of personal and criminal life in a familial relationship.

Besides Dharmesh and Bhavya the con artists, riot also features a pleasing array of Gujarati theatre talent in the names of Mona Mokha, Ragi Jani, Sanjay Wadekar, Harekrishna Dave and Falguni Mistry. 

To enjoy an evening of Gujarati hilarity garnished with a navigation of swindling and con exercises with getting caught, readers can book their seats in advance at Pal’s Bookshop and Stationers, Diamond Plaza for a great laugh and free light snacks to be served during intervals. Call 0733720806 for further details.

Meanwhile the faithful on sighting the new moon commenced the holy month of Ramadhan, the month of devotion to the Supreme Being, Allah, observing fasts and selfless service to the less privileged. May the blessings of Allah Subhana, shower upon us all the love, peace, understanding and prosperity during this holy month. Ameen!