It was a fabulous evening. The performances,translation, set, direction and story all tied in beautifully. …it was out of a Ray film …I look forward to the next play already…thanks for the good piece of Indian theatre.
Sudeepta Vyaas, Prayas Theatre Group NZ Inc.
Ballavpur ki Kahani (2010)
That was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I must congratulate and compliment you for the work you are doing. I never expected I would see Indian theatre of such authenticity and quality in NZ! Well done.
Aslam Javed, Sr. Design Engineer Babbage Consultants Ltd.
Just wanted to say congratulations on a job well done.
Dr. Gregory D. Booth, Dept. of Ethnomusicology University of Auckland
Grand Scale Production – Performance to remember , Commendable exercise by way of staging Indian / Hindi Plays in Auckland. Exemplary work of Charity to help in raising funds for St Johns Ambulance project with us.
Giri Gupta, Indian Weekender
We are thankful to Rangmanch,for raising funds for Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust. We wish your director – Mr Bhaduri
and his team the very best for future Hindi Plays.
Indu Bajaj, Founder/ Trustee Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust
Congratulations! Well done. The society should appreciate the time and effort you people have put in it. We enjoy the drama … entertainment with strong message for moral values.
Naran Patel, Senior Building Service Engineer Beca Ltd.
I appreciate that all of you on stage and the others who are associated with the play and have been doing a great voluntary social work and the impact of it will be felt for a long time from now.
Dr Sanu Pal, Sr. Medical Officer Auckland District Health Board.
Sunehre Sapne (2012)
Honestly the drama was beautifully made…. flawless showcase. Song selections and backgrounds were of remarkably high standard.
Dr Soumendra Patra, Dept of Mechanical Engineering University of Auckland
High quality acting, excellent background music, set design and lighting made the performance a fascinating one. The audience was completely engrossed and loved every bit of the play.
Sougata Poddar, Associate Prof of Economics Faculty of Business, AUT
Batameez Dil (2013/Gujarati)
Mareech Ka Khel (2014)
The entire team did a superb job of portraying the synergies between our epic Ramayana, traditional rural India with its history of exploitation of the peasantry and the so-called “democratic” West. The show was insightful, thought-provoking and beautifully presented. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to ‘live’ the nostalgia of Hindi theatre.
Shobha Shrivastava, Bank Manager Westpac New Zealand Limited
The play was thought provoking. The play does a good job of highlighting this central theme and how it keeps recurring across time and space, and is common to all human societies.
Vish, Sales Engineer Hislop And Barley Ltd
Indian Theatre Festival (ITF-2015)
Ek Adhuri Kahani – ITF (2015/Hindi)
Gulbaz the Man of the Match – ITF (2015/Bengali)
Karti Kaljat Ghusli – ITF (2015/Marathi)
Ver Na Bhavetar – ITF (2015/Gujarati)
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (2016/Gujarati)
The ease with which this play is staged belies the complexity of language, casting and theatre art. This is an important play, a pioneering attempt at Gujarati theatre in Aotearoa.
Rahul Gandhi, Theatre Review – Auckland
The play takes you on an emotional roller coaster where you can’t help but stop laughing in the first half and get stung by the grief and frustration of the three in the second. A must see for all those who enjoy a live stage performance in accented and unpolished vernacular Gujarati of Saavarkundla.
Mihir Mistry, Journalist