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Small sketches smaller laughs: Sketch it play review

Play: Sketch It

Production: ASAP, Chennai

Shows:

  • 8th Dec 2007 4 pm, 7:00 pm
  • 9th Dec 2007 4 pm, 7:00 pm

If you have seen all the good Monty Python sketches and there’s hardly anything that Rowan Atkinson did and you didn’t watch, then Sketch it is not for you at all. It was undeniably the most non-original thing that I saw. The top four plays in IIT inter-hostel dramatics event are 3.14 times better, anytime. And you don’t eve have to pay anything to watch plays at IIT.

Sketch it had two actors. Amit Singh who acts and Venky who acts better. The problem wasn’t with the actors (although I should say here that Amit didn’t quite seem to be the man who can do sketches well sinc he lacks a good voice unlike Venky who was the only good thing about yesterday’s show). The problem was with the non-originality. The only original sketch that they did was the take on other productions like the Madras Theaters, Theater Nisha and Evam.

Hope ASAP does some real play the next time! Because if it continues doing plays like this, the other theater groups that it tried laughing at, won’t even consider including ASAP’s name if they ever try to do something similar.

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Food at Eden

Eden is a pure-veg, high-end, small restaurant in Beasant Nagar, Chennai (very close to the Beasant Nagar bus stand). You might like Lasagna which tastes good and comes for 12o bucks. The best curry available at the place is Bhindi Fry. You will love it. It has the typical north Indian flavour to it.

Between roti and naan, I would suggest you go for roti.

The place is small and usually crowded. Since it is costly, class crowd comes, or in other words, ladies who show up are usually well dressed and add to the soothing ambience. Talking about ambience, you might find the lamp shade hanging over each table slightly out of place. But at least it gives you a topic to discuss and kill time as you have to wait for the food. If I forgot to tell it earlier, let me tell it now: please don’t expect a super fast service.

PS: I ate in the real sense of eating after God knows how many days. Can’t thank Anshuman enough for asking me out.