Thursday, May 5, 2011


Every Indian magician claims to be the greatest magician. Magicians are not shy or humble, but this is a specifically Indian magician problem. Our dear director's late and great father billed himself as "one of the better cheaper acts," Penn & Teller call themselves "eccentric guys who do a few cool tricks." It is true that Seigfried and Roy were billed as "Masters of the Impossible," but they are really Germans. Even David Blaine and Chriss Angel never call themselves the "greatest," though they both must think quite highly of themselves. Good for them; one had tv specials that paid over  million dollars each and aired prime time on NBC and the other had a regular tv show and currently has a Vegas show produced by Franco Dragone entertainment group, which does call itself the " the world's most spectacular show maker." I do not claim to be the greatest or the fastest or the youngest (my uncle used to bill himself as "India's Youngest Magician" for some years:). I can honestly and without hyperbole assure you that my show is unlike any other in the world because I have spent my life creating it. It is true art in the sense that I do it not for the money, (though that is necessary to pay for the props and to keep the lights on in the theater) but to share Indian magic with you. I can go and visit India any time and see the best or the worst of Indian magic (sometimes they are equally entertaining), but this is a world that is closed off to even most Indians. So once in a while, I make the effort to show people a few things from this world in a lovely theater at a price anyone can afford. This isn't marketing speak, it's the truth: if you choose not to see this show, you will miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Indian magic. If you do come, it's an evening you will never forget as long as you live and one that will never be repeated. See you soon..

No comments:

Post a Comment