A Matter of Shame
A FEW months ago, we had written about actor Nandita Das and husband Subodh Maskara’s new venture, Cineplay, which was all about digitising theatre. Cineplay screenings of some wonderful theatre plays have been organised in Mumbai and Hyderabad. And now, Nandita and Subodh are taking Cineplay to New York City too. Recently, we showed up on a Monday evening for Cineplay’s screening of The Job in Mumbai, but were told that due to a low turnout, the event was cancelled at the last minute. The reason was pinned to it being a weekday, since their weekend shows generally receive a better response. We do hope that’s really the reason for the flop show. Otherwise, it’s a matter of shame that such a great concept does not find too many takers, even in a culturally advanced city like Mumbai.