Episodes
Artist, Actor, Producer, Director, and an Entrepreneur, Shreyas Talpade is popularly recognized as an Indian actor, who appears in Marathi and Hindi films. He, however, began his journey as a theatre artist, where he gathered immense love, art and confidence to venture into mainstream entertainment. Since the start of his career, he has donned many successful hats of being an Artist, an Actor, a Director and also a Producer. He constantly kept climbing the ladder upwards, adding newer roles...
Published 07/08/21
Meenal Patel is quite literally the empress of Gujarati Theatre. Her fans squeal in delight everytime she is on the stage, and writers and directors are promoted to a new pedestal when she affirms to be in their productions. From rangmanch to television & now the digital Media, Patel has over the decades have adjusted and excelled on all the platforms.  Listen to her not just share her life, but also how the theatre industry has evolved over the years! Only on Ragmanch with Bhawana...
Published 06/03/21
Preeta Mathur Thakur has been working on the Hindi Theatre Stage for the last 30 years. With about 4000 shows of more than 50 plays behind her, Preeta has a large and varied experience to draw from. Preeta began her career in professional Theatre with The Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA)  under the influence of and inspiration from veterans like A K Hangal, M S Sathyu, Javed Siddiqui, Sudhir Pandey, Mushtaq Khan, Sulbha Arya, Ramesh Talwar, Kuldeep Singh and other seniors After a...
Published 05/14/21
Bhamini Oza has explored a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry. Her experience by far has been the epitome of versatility. Being an active part of the theatre world for over 2 decades her plays including “The waiting rooms”, “Ek chokri saav anokhi”, “Chaa chok Chovis”,7*3=21, and “Sir Sir Sarla” was applauded by the audience and received immense success and appreciation.   Her television experience includes multiple languages, Hindi serials like “Khichdi”, “Chup Chup ke”, na bole...
Published 04/22/21
On Rangmanch, Annup Sonii joins Bhawana Somaaya to share his journey from Rajasthan to the prestigious National School Of Drama to one of the most popular crime series - Crime Patrol.  He also talks about his learnings & experiences from the various mediums- Theatre, Television, Films, and now web series. Listen to his illustrious journey on this episode of Rangmanch with Bhawana Somaaya You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @eplogmedia, or send us...
Published 04/15/21
Ramesh Talwar is an Indian film, theatre, television and film director, co-producer and actor. Talwar began his career as a child artist in Love In Simla, Dhool Ka Phool & Phool aur Kaliyan which was a National Award winner – Gold medal for best children's film. Besides his dedication towards films, Talwar has been an Ardent Theatre personality as well. His association with theatre goes back to his childhood days when he joined Juhu Art Theatre which had personalities as members in the...
Published 03/25/21
Seema Pahwa rose to prominence for her role of Badki in the popular Doordarshan soap opera Hum Log (1984-1985). As a theatre actor she worked with Delhi-based theatre group Sambhav, before moving to Mumbai in 1994 to work in films and continue her work in television and theatre. Subsequently, she played Maasi, on Kasamh Se (2006-2009), a popular Zee TV soap opera by Ekta Kapoor. The character is very kind and loving towards her nephew and his wife Bani Walia, the protagonist.  In 2014, she...
Published 02/10/21
Shernaz Patel has been part of English theatre in India for the past 35 years. Over these years she has played leading roles in many milestone plays, the most recent include The Mirror Crack’d, Iron, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, Love Letters, The Glass Menagerie, The God of Carnage, One On One and Class of '84. She is a partner in one of Mumbai’s leading theatre groups, Rage and is the force behind some of their milestone initiatives – Writers’ Bloc, Unblock, 36 Ghante and Class Act. Her...
Published 01/19/21
Atul Tiwari is an award-winning script-writer, theatre director and museum maker with experience of about 35 years. In this episode, he talks about his productions, having a repertoire of more than 30 productions in different languages consisting of Western playwrights like Shakespeare, Schiller, Shaw, Goethe, Brecht and Dario Fo. He also talks about interesting concepts like Chaupal and also why is it important to make content in different languages. Listen to Atul Tiwari now on Rangmanch...
Published 11/30/20
Feroz is a film & theatre writer and director, years ago when Prithvi Theatre was launched in Mumbai, Feroz was the first artistic & festival director appointed at Prithvi. He has directed some of the most extraordinary and path-breaking plays on stage like Tumhari Amrita, Saalgira, Mahatma V/S Gandhi, Salesman Ramlal, Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, and more. His productions have gotten bigger and on larger scales, his musical bonanza, Mughal-e-Azam received rave reviews, followed by an...
Published 11/17/20
Makarand Deshpande is an Indian stage and film actor, writer, and director. Well known and much loved for his unique voice in his plays, Makarand has acted in, written, and directed fifty full length plays. His theatre group, "Ansh" has produced more original plays than any other theatre group in the country His noteworthy acting has been lauded in films across languages and the audiences have seen him in unforgettable roles in Satya, Swades, Parinda, Makdee, Sarfarosh Guzaarish, Daagdi...
Published 10/26/20
Ratna Pathak Shah has been active in professional theatre for almost 40 years. Some of her significant plays include The Lesson, Silence Court In Session, Don Juan In Hell, and more. She is one of the founding members of the Motley Group, and her remarkable plays include, Dear Liar, Ismat Apa Ke Naam, Arms And The Man, Antigone, & many more. She has been actively involved in training students & teachers in municipals schools. In this episode, Ratna Pathak Shah shares her why the...
Published 10/12/20
Neena Gupta is a two time National Award-winning actor, filmmaker, producer, and television personality. She has an MA in Sanskrit from Delhi University and a gold medal winner in theatre from the National School of Drama (NSD). She started her career in Delhi’s booming theatre scene in the 80s but decided to switch to film and television after acting in the 1982 Academy award-winning Gandhi. From there on there was no looking back as she starred in several critically acclaimed television...
Published 09/15/20
Cinegoers remember Satish Kaushik as the actor who made them laugh. His college friends remember him as a performer who grabbed the spotlight. When he assisted directors, they loved his company and respected his efficiency. When he turned filmmaker himself, his actors loved his company and submitted to his vision. An actor, a theatre lover, a filmmaker, an activist, and a radio jockey, Satish Kaushik is an artist who wears many hats; his favorite, however, is the theatre. Presenting the...
Published 07/26/20
Ila Arun shares her experiences of how she got introduced to theatre, her learnings from the stalwarts of the Rangmanch. She is the organizer of the ‘Ibsen Theatre Festival’ with the Norwegian Embassy for the last four years as Festival Director/Actor. Adapted & produced Ibsen’s plays ‘Lady from the Sea’, ‘Peer Gynt’ & ‘Ghosts’ in Hindi. Also produced for outside directors Ibsen plays in Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, and English languages. Written the adaptation of a new Ibsen plays...
Published 06/05/20
Javeda, is a play about the beautiful conflict between Mohabbat and Mazhab. Set in Mumbai, between the era of 1992-93, during the infamous Hindu - Muslim riots, a love story came into existence. A story of two people, who fell in love but were forcefully separated.  The play is produced by Inception Media, written & Directed by Navaldeep Singh, and backed by a team that is entirely under 25. In this episode, Bhawana Somaaya talks with the young team about how the play was conceptualized...
Published 05/15/20
Gopi Desai is a veteran filmmaker and actor and in this episode, she talks about going back on the rangmanch after 20 years in the play Bhartiben Bhula Padya. She also talks with Bhawana Somaaya about the world of Gujarati theatre and shares her experience of working in both theatre and feature films.   You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @eplogmedia, For partnerships/queries send you can send us an email at [email protected] If you like this...
Published 04/17/20
Published 04/17/20
Listen How Junoon was born, blossomed, nourished. The story of a dream   You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @eplogmedia, or send us an email at [email protected] If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.eplog.media
Published 04/08/20
This week on Rangmanch, Bhawana Somaaya chats with the young team of  Alternative Space Project on their platform play -  AKSARIYAT AKLIYAT. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @eplogmedia, or send us an email at [email protected] If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.eplog.media
Published 03/26/20
Shailja Kejriwal joined the Indian Television Industry in its inception and has been played an important role in introducing path-breaking content in the television space. From the Star Best-Sellers to bringing a new flavor to television entertainment with Zindagi Channel that showcased curated content from Pakistan.  Now she is set to disrupt the theatre world with Zee Theatre by introducing pathbreaking theatre dramas to the digital world. Know more about her journey into storytelling in...
Published 03/12/20
This week on Ep.Log Media's podcast Rangmanch, Bhawana Somaaya chats with actor-director-producer Rupesh Tillu. He has an inspirational journey of starting from a remote suburb of Mumbai to performing in Sweden and shares his learnings from the journey. He is associated with Clowns Without Borders- an organization that sends clowns to locations in distress. Having performed in various countries, destiny brought Rupesh to perform in Kamatipura, a red-light area in Mumbai, and that...
Published 03/05/20
In the first episode of Rangmanch, Bhawana Somaaya is joined by renowned Actress, Mita Vashisht. Mita is an NSD graduate and has worked with the finest filmmakers of all genres. She has flirted with all mediums- the stage, television and cinema but her heart beats for theatre and which is why, no matter how busy she gets, she takes out time periodically for theatre. Of the many plays she has performed one play continues to haunt her. Premiered in 2019 and continuing in 2020 Meeta combines A...
Published 02/20/20
All the world is a stage and all of us actors said Shakespear many decades ago and today all the spiritual gurus are saying the same thing. That universe unfolds a drama and all of us play our parts. To make life more interesting, Ep.Log Media presents a new show Rangmanch where we introduce you to theatre personalities from all genres and languages. These actors/ writers/ directors will share their characters and vision. So get ready for interesting behind the scene stories.
Published 02/09/20