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    Paritosh Painter promises chills and laughs with See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do No Evil

    Comedy is key for director-playwright Paritosh Painter. Starting with movies like Dhamaal and Paying Guest to plays like Get Rid of My Wife, hea��s even done a stand-up act, Women Decoded, that premiered last year in Mumbai. The director is now back in the city (after five years) with his two-hour thriller-comedy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do No Evil. a�?One minute it will make you anxious about whata��s going to happen, the next youa��ll be rolling with laughter,a�? he promises, adding, a�?The story is about three disabled people who are accused of murder.a�?
    According to Painter, the play that premiered in Mumbai five years ago, is an adaptation of a Gujarati short play that he watched at an intercollegiate event. a�?We have revamped it a lota��wea��ve added characters, better visuals and newer jokes. As for the actors, we have Ashiesh Roy, Balvinder Singh Suri, Delnaaz Iran and Barkha Bisht Sengupta. I have worked with most of them before,a�? he says.
    Why so serious?
    Painter is clear about sticking to comedy. a�?I know people in Mumbai who are into serious plays. But when you make a living out of theatre, you need to know what sells. And people are ready to pay `1,000 to watch a comedy as they want to leave with a smile. Though I like serious plays, like the ones performed at Prithvi Theatre, I wona��t venture there yet,a�? says the 42-year-old. His next Bollywood offering? Santa Banta, a comedy with Vir Das and Boman Irani.
    At Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Hall, tomorrow, from 7.30 pm onwards. Details: 9841144100

    a��Mrinalini Sundar


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