Don’t Miss The Screening Of ‘The Show Must Go On’ At NCPA!

The Show Must Go On is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the creation of the successful and hilarious Parsi revue, ‘Laughter In The House’.

After decades of dormancy, the ageing icons of Parsi Theatre return to the stage, putting aside their walking sticks and wheelchairs for one final curtain. Plunging into rehearsals, this documentary chronicles the resilience of a singular cast of characters that want nothing more, than to go out with a bang!

For most of them it will be the last time on stage after careers spanning over half a century. As the film tumbles headfirst into the creative chaos of rehearsals, we get an intimate portrait of the bonds shared between the veteran stars and the youngsters, along with a distinct flavour of their sensibilities, marked by a particular brand of not so subtle (and sometimes downright potty) humour, that is uniquely their own.

The players wish to put up the best show they can, not one that’s simply good enough given its ‘senior citizen’ tag. In a way, this film is very much about debunking and celebrating old age. About how people considered well past their prime, still have so much to give and be, and are themselves – living, breathing, flawed and joyous beings.

A great tragedy befalls the cast on the eve of the Final Show!!! Will it change everything? Or will the show go on, despite all odds?

The film has been directed by Divya Cowasji and stars Ruby and Burjor Patel, Bomi and Dolly Dotiwala, Sam Kerawala, Dinyar Contractor, Moti Antia and the cast of ‘Laughter In The House’. It premiered at Film Southasia in Kathmandu and has since played in several festivals around the world, won Best Documentary at the 8th Logcinema Theatre on Films, Buenos Aires, and was most recently selected as the opening film at IFFI Goa, 2022.

There will be two screenings of ‘The Show Must Go On’, at the NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre on Friday, 3rd February, 2023, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm, followed by a post-film discussion. Admissions are on a first-come-first-served basis.




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