Hey all the girlies out there , How was your weekend.
Once you start working, weekends become so cherishable, so dear to heart, so awaited. Tragedy of my life is that I even work on Saturdays and you all have now idea how many curses I have hurled towards my organisation for this barbarism. Anyway how do u guys spend your weekends. I normally sleep a lot , sometimes cook, watch movies/plays , surely eat out and of course read books.
This weekend I pigged out at Urban tadka , Mumbai on Saturday. How I love that restaurant for North Indian cuisine. Though the Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city filled with food joints , North Indian cuisine in a North Indian style is hard to find and my North Indian taste buds keeps on craving for it. And that is why I adore Urban tadka. They got a Punjabi Dhaba style ambiance with big paintings depicting scenes from Punjab and the walls are adorned with dholes, bangles and lanterns. The food is totally yummilicious (with lots of butter and ghee) , menu consist of all Punjabi dishes and is a delight for both veggies and non veggies. Plus it's quite affordable too. Very few of the restaurants who doesn't levy service charges. Do visit if u reside in Mumbai and has not paid it a visit yet.
On Sunday we went for this play -Blame it on Yashraj at Sophia's Auditorium, Breach Candy. The play has been there for past many months and was also on my to be watch list for quite a while . The tickets are expensive and though it is playing since long, all the shows are still houseful .
The play is directed and written by Bharat Dhabolkar and cast consist of Anant Mahadevan, Jayati Bhatia, Punit Tejwani etc. It's a musical comedy set on the backdrop of modern generation families totally enchanted by weddings shown in Yashraj movies. The play started with the initial introduction and few witty liners by Anant Mahadevan. He is shown as a Punjabi upper class guy comfortable settled with his family of four in plush flat at Bandra. His wife , a Bengali las is a full Bollywood drama while his son is a typical new generation lad and as quoted by Anant, can be reached only through Facebook and Wassapp. Anant's daughter, the apple of his eye studies in Newyork and is home on vacations. However the bomb is dropped when she declares that she is in a love with Muslim guy and wants to get married to him. Father's wild imagination makes him visualize his daughter's future in laws as a family of terrorists. However this is a just initial part of the play. When father comes around to finally accept the marriage , he is appalled by the fact that how the simple social affair is turning out to be a high profile event. All his thoughts and suggestions are vetoed by the wedding planner and his own family members and the only contribution required from his is the payment for this grandeur.
The plot is hilarious aptly filled with dance sequences on the music numbers played by Louis Banks. There are quite a number of jokes on Muslims, Punjabis and Bangalis and some of the one liners by Anant Mahadevan have you in splits. It's a light clean comedy to be thoroughly enjoyed for two hours and you leave the play with the understanding about how it's has become so popular. The dance sequences are performed by a troupe (I forgot the name of the troupe) and they are the awesomest. I surely recommend this play.
After the play, we went to eat out at Pizza by the bay (earlier known as Pizzeria) at Nariman point. It's my favourite place for pizza in Mumbai and Bombay Masala is a must try over there.
So all in all I had a fun weekend and now I am desperately waiting for the next one. Don't you all do that.
Btw I have got my Jan Fabbag and will do a next post on it.