Woody Allen’s Side Effects

Woody Allen is a three time Academy Award winning film director, writer, actor and playwright. For inspiration, he draws heavily from his love life and women psychology.Woody Allen’s humourous classic play “Side Effects” is an Indian adaptation, inspired by three of his wittiest and funny stories “The Lunatics Tale,” “Retribution” and “Remembering Needleman.”

Dr Arup Dutt, a renowned surgeon of Delhi, was always a one-woman man. Until his beloved Indrani started resembling his aunt. Watch him turn into a two-timing lunatic, braving the most common predicament, that afflicts a good many of people! Never being satisfied with a single member of the opposite sex!

Back in Mumbai, you come across Rustom Billimoria, a young and handsome eligible bachelor. Born and bred in a traditional Parsi family, he is a confused Bawa with a difference. He and Carol D’cunha are madly in love with each other and have a live-in relationship. But a series of hilarious turn of events compel Rustom to marry Carol’s fabulous mother Sherlyn D’cunha!

Move over to Kolkatta and witness Prof. Partho Chattoupadhyay deliver one of the most bizarre and funny ‘condolence speech’ ever delivered, on the death of his childhood friend, Prof. Partho Mukhoupadhyay.

So laugh non-stop at Woody Allen’s Side Effects served in a desi tadka.

All in all, a real delight and treat for theatre lovers and numerous Woody Allen fans.

Cast & Credits

Language : English
Genre : Monologue/comedy
Duration : 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cast : Saleem Shah and Rishabh Verma
Adaptation & direction : Saleem Shah

Saleem Shah

Saleem Shah is one of the few actors of Bollywood who has had a chequered career in the media industry for the last 27 years. He has acted in a combination of art movies like English August, Naseem, Antarnaad, Mammo and commercial blockbusters like Sarfarosh, Fanaa, Soocha Na Tha, Apne Dam Par, etc. He has also enacted powerful performance oriented roles in almost more than 50 popular television serials like Just Mohabbat, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kyunki Saas Bhi Bahu Thi, Adaalat, Kashmir, Nazdeekiyaan, Kagaz Ki Kashti, Maan, CID, Keshav Pandit, Aahat, Nargis, Saboot, Koi Dil Mein Hai, Baal Baal Bache, Byomkesh Bakshi, Meri Aawaz ko Mil Gayee Roshni, Sanjeevani and many more.
Theatre being his first love, he has directed/acted in about 2 dozen plays, namely Panchi Aise Aate Hain, Same Time, Next Year, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Woody Allen’s Side-Effects, Pakistan Aur Alzheimer’s, Bhelpoori, Ticket To Heaven, Julius Caesar, Man Disposes – God Proposes, Insey Milye, The Adding Machine, Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai, Shuturmurgh, The Proposal and others.
He has also been imparting acting training and has been holding acting Workshops from the last decade and a half. More than a thousand participants have participated in his workshops. He has also trained professional actors for feature films, namely Salaam India & Lahore among others.

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  • Start Date
    November 24, 2018 19:00
  • End Date
    November 24, 2018
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    Alliance Francaise, Delhi