Ballantine’s Presents "Dinner With Friends" - A Play Directed By Feroz Khan (Gandhi My Father)

Calcutta, Dec 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) After a very successful association with theater as a genre, the next step was to further continue this association and take it a notch up. After a lot of research, meeting with the best minds in the theatre circuit, Ballentine's "Leave An Impression" brings to you a brand new under production play Dinner With Friends - an intimate play with a cast of four actors. This is a very eagerly awaited play from one of India’s foremost theater directors.

Dinner With Friends is a play about four friends - two married couples. We see both couples at different ages and stages of their lives. We witness the effects of the breakup of one couple on the other, who first feel compelled to choose sides, and then begin to question the strength of their own seemingly tranquil marriage.

The director Feroz Abbas Khan is a multi faceted man – theater director, film director, playwright and screenwriter. Every single of his theater productions have opened to a full house at the box office and continue to run even today. His past work include All the best, Saalgirah, Tumhari Amrita, Salesman Ramlal and Gandhi Viruddh Gandhi. His first film as a director ‘Gandhi, My Father’ won him critical acclaim. The film won him 2 Indian national film awards. After a long break he is back to his first love ‘theater’ with his much awaited play: 'Dinner With Friends'

Perizaad Zorabian, Tisca Chopra, Vinay Jain and Joy Sengupta form the cast of this much awaited play.

Sneak preview and interaction with the Director & the casts on Wednesday, 8th December, 2010 from 2:30 pm onwards at Saffron, Park Hotel, Kolkata.

For more information, please contact Debadrita Chatterjee:, cell: +91 - 9874045100,

GANDHI, MY FATHER 2007 Indian Hindi MovieNote about the award-winning Hindi feature film Gandhi My Father (2007): The DVD Release is available worldwide - order online here >

The world knows about Mahatma Gandhi's role in the Indian freedom movement and as a social reformer. But there are large gaps in our knowledge of Gandhi as a person and a family man, particularly the tumultuous relationship with Harilal, his eldest son.

Set against one of politically most turbulent times in India, the film tells an intensely personal story of a father struggling to resolve the destinies of his county and that of his son. Not to be forgotten is the role of Gandhi's wife, Kasturba, who was caught between the traditional, unquestioning loyalty of a Hindu wife to her husband and her love for the son.

Mahatma Gandhi could transform the soul of a nation but could not save the soul of his own son.

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Shefali Shetty, Darshan Jariwala, Bhoomika Chawla, Daniel Janks, Ilanit Shapiro, Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Zutshi, Gregg Viljoen, Rustom Irani, Nayan Shukla, Padmesh Rawal, Mona Ambegaonkar, Akhil Mishra.

Director: Feroz Abbas Khan
Music Director: Piyush Kanojia