Monday, 18 May 2009


15/5/09, Lyric Hammersmith

2 hrs 20 mins. The "Bollywood version" by Tamasha. Disappointing though not actively embarrassing.

The billing was misleading: there were few songs, little dance and no wet sari scene. The best bit of music was a delightful parody of the Ascot Races scene in My Fair Lady, set at the camel racing.

The action was transplanted to 19th century Rajasthan, before the Brits got there: it seemed to work well, and most of the novel seemed to be present and correct. What Emily Bronte would have made of it heaven knows.

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