Miranda (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.


Bollywood meets Shakespeare in this twist on the Tempest

A naïve young actress full of Bollywood sass is recruited to join a British theatre company in their production of The Tempest. What follows is a rather adolescent ghost story of improbable romance and revenge. Ankur Bahl gives an animated performance, shifting effortlessly between different characters with graceful dance and a charming sense of playfulness, but it is not quite enough to distract from the obscurity of the disconnected plot.

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  • 2 stars

Miranda, a Bollywood wannabe, joins a British theatre troupe in Goa to re-enact the illusions of The Tempest and discovers that illusion is not confined to the stage. Indian & contemporary dance, music and voice combine to evoke the story of sex, desire and revenge in the heat of Goa. Written by Farrukh Dhondy…

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