Author: Amelin Bhullar

Fame the Musical: Finger snapping and feet tapping good!

Images by Dennis Lee “Big show,” I said to my editor while looking at the list of cast and team members, feeling slightly intimidated about having to write about a musical for the first time. ‘Fame’ The Musical was originally conceived by David De Silva based on a book by Jose Fernandez in the 1980’s. This time, it is directed by Dominic Luk, co-founder of Monday Show Entertainment, and is currently running at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Based on an adapted version of the musical, Monday Show Entertainment collaborated with The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat...

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The Retreat – A New Whodunit Play promises boldness in theatre

All images credit: I’M Entertainment If you are anything like me, reading that title in my head really had me believing that ‘A New Whodunit Play’ meant that it was a new play by a production company called ‘Whodunit’. If you are not anything like me, great. Because you would then know that ‘Whodunit’ is obviously a term to describe a movie (or in the case of The Retreat, a show) that leaves you guessing – in proper grammar – ‘who did it?’ from the get go, only to be pulled into a spiral of plot twists and crude...

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Why is battling through art and not bombs the best way?

  Imagine a world where political differences are settled through an art battle. Well, there is such an event which has gained prominence worldwide and now has become a yearly affair in Malaysia. Art Battle Malaysia started off when organiser Ruby Subramaniam fell in love with the event when she attended it in Brazil. She knew right away that she had to bring it back home. Unlike last year when the event was held at Publika Shopping Gallery, the second Art Battle Malaysia event was held at Inti College Subang Jaya, in conjuction with the Inti Fresh carnival-themed weekend, catering to...

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When stories of refugees are shared through food and the arts

I tried bakhlava for the first time. I have heard about it in movies and youtube videos so when it was actually placed in my hand for the first time for me to munch on, the curious mental and physical distance between I and this ‘oh so mysterious Arabian food I keep hearing about but have never googled’ vanished. Almost like it was one of the few things I did not have to actively seek out for in my jungle of space and time (fancy words to describe life). Given to me just like that, which was nice. For...

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‘Rags to Riches’ – a photo collage of Malaysian stories

Image credit: Kenny Loh At RUANG by Think City with big bright windows that display the uniformed buildings of all shapes and sizes surrounding it, withering with age, is a photography exhibition on the people that kept it alive and those who are still breathing life into it. Rags to Riches: A Story of Kuala Lumpur, the brainchild of photographer Kenny Loh in collaboration with King Chai and former editor-in-chief of The Malaysian Insider Jahabar Sadiq, showcases human portraits of the people that preserve pre-millennial Malaysia and those who now reside here in conditions that may not be laced with...

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