Like I said I spent Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew’s theater watching Anubhav Pal’s new play called “1.888.Dial.India.” Really funny in bits and Kunal Roy Kapoor’s performance (as the lead) reminded me of the comic style the British guy from “The Office” is a legend for.
Play Premise: In a time where “out sourcing” is a major money-maker for India an ambitious albeit slightly delusional businessman decides to set up a trauma center to help suicidal Americans deal with their depression call-center style.
Of course Sunday theater appears to be quite popular among the swish set too, and the paparazzi know to expect at least somebody who’s somebody on opening night!
After the play we checked out the new Italian joint on Carter road, Mumbai. (Amazing how many little new diners have popped up on that strip, for the longest time is it was all about Cafe Coffee Day and boys skidding their pimped out cars up and down the hill remember?!) Anyhow Lisantro is run by Lisa (get it? Lisa-ntro) and she was pretty hands on for day two. She also seems so familiar in a were-you-ever-in-a-music-video? kinda way but I can’t quite put my finger on it!
As I savored my seriously yummy Pollo Paprika we watched 27-year-old Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick to secure his 15th grand slam title. (eat your heart out Pete Sampras.)
P.S. Ironically I ended up renting the DVD for “Outsourced” starring Josh Hamilton and Ayesha Dharker after the play and its not half bad!