(Aniruddha Bahal) A funky and fast-paced novel about corruption in Indian life, but with a twist. The anti-hero is a tough reporter and ex-army cadet, who gets involved in an arms scandal. The contemporary, cynical novel comes from first-hand experience of the man of Tehelka fame.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Directed by Chris Columbus) The hero of the wizarding world is back with a bang, flying in cars and on broomsticks, fighting giant spiders, talking to snakes and, of course, saving the people from the evil Lord Voldemort. Better, than the first film in the series, the familiar faces return in action, along with a few new ones, not to forget the lovable Dobby. Pick up the VCD from MusicWorld
Kashinama (GD Birla Sabhagar, July 20, 6.30 pm) The play, written by Kashinath Singh, exposes the reality behind the socio-economic changes sweeping the ancient town of Varanasi or Kashi. Dramatised, designed and directed by Usha Ganguli (picture above), this Rangakarmee production is presented by Sanskriti Sagar.
Koi… Mil Gaya (Music: Rajesh Roshan) Rajesh Roshan is known to reserve his best for brother Rakesh’s films. Check out the title track, with Udit Narayan on a romantic high, as also Jaadoo Jaadoo, which has a double take with Adnan Sami featuring in one.