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Gujarati Society’s Laadki Musical Brings Down The House

By R. Paul Dhillon

COQUITLAM – The Gujarati Society of BC’s held their big shindig at the Coquitlam River Rock, which brought VIP Guests like Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer and others but this year’s big highlight was Laadki, a Bollywood style musical, that brought down the house with it’s thrill-a-minute entertainment.

As in previous years – it was a sold out show thanks to the hard work of the GSBC executive, including Junita Thakorlal, and the many performers who put in a lot of hard work for the play. This kind of show is what makes our community an exciting one!

Nearly 1,100 people packed the theatre at the Hard Rock Casino Sunday for a spectacular Laadki show with a 200 person cast and crew.

In true Bollywood style, the show entertained with song and dance, and narrated by two comedians Hari & Om, played by Vishal Patel and Sahil Morar respectively.

The pair managed to maintain the story line of the relationship between a father and his daughter Anjali as she grows up through the years. The wedding scene towards the end was heart-wrenching as the crowd watched Anjali separate from her father to start her new married life.

Most audience members felt the grief expressed by the actors with a free-fall of tears which were quickly quelled by Hari & Om with the passing around of boxes of tissues.

“To those young and old and to those on and off stage – what a show! You had us all in tears (laughing and crying),” says Mamta Bhindi, owner of Crystique Jewellery. “Wonderful job to the whole cast and crew!”

Gujarati Society of BC’s next event is a Holi Party, scheduled for April 2, 2016. For more information, visit their facebook page @officialGSBC.

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