A year and a bit ago amidst the mundane 9 to 5 jobs, the ever increasing Melbourne traffic and the predictable weekend trips to grocery stores, a few creative minds got together to form the theatre production initiative Melbourne Talkies (MT) — a not for profit organisation that prides itself in producing stage shows that focus on quality entertainment with rich production values. MT aims to deliver stage shows on par with some of the other theatre production shows in Melbourne and India and also has plans to promote fine arts, short films and movies.
MT made a mark in the Melbourne Tamil theatre arena with their maiden production in 2014 – Gajini Gajaana Gaali, more popularly known as Triple G (GGG). From the rib-tickling Gajinikanth to the stoic police inspector who had the audiences roaring with laughter, the play was a stupendous success. With dialogues that were timed perfectly, a cast that worked hard to deliver and immaculate stage production that kept the audiences glued to their seats, GGG ran to full house.
The “funny bones” of the MT family were encouraged to make this an annual affair. Exactly a year later they have come forth with yet another promising entertainer – NeramIppozhudhu Kadhal (This is the time for Love), a romantic comedy play that guarantees 100% “Love-dy”. The posters for this play are painting the town red on MT’s Facebook page with the familiar cast and crew of GGG in newer avatars. Get a dose of the laughter medicine prescribed by these creative doctors and come watch the rip roaring rom-com at Wyndham Cultural Centre on 31 October and at The Performance Centre, Doncaster Secondary College on 1 November. Log in to https://www.facebook.com/melbournetalkies for more details.