Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nana Patekar's acclaimed movie 'Nat Samtraat'

Swar Sudha presents Marathi Movie Premiere of  'Nat Samraat' 

Got rave reviews in first two shows. Nana Patekar's outstanding performance. First 4 shows are sold out already. Movie of the decade not to be missed, it has English subtitles. Added 5th show on Feb 13th.
Feb 13th Movie show followed by discussion about the movie, Q&A with Bay Area's theater enthusiasts like Mukund Marathe, Rajiv Nema & Manoj Wadekar moderated by Padmanabh Dabke

Venue: Serra Theaters, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Saturday 23rd  January 2016, 30th January 20152:00 pm  ***SOLD OUT ***
Sunday    24th January 2016,  31st January 2015, 2:00 pm  ***SOLD OUT ***

Saturday, 13th February 2016, 1:30PM   Online booking started

Ticket Price:-  15.00 

Buy Online: 

or Mail check payable to Swar Sudha  to'857 Raintreee Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

Contact:  510-579-8211, 408-461-8390

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nov 15th: Acclaimed Marathi Movie 'Deool Band'

Nov 15th: Swar Sudha presents Acclaimed Marathi Movie "Deool Band"
***All proceeds will go to Swami Samarth pratishthan.
-A Wonderful Story of a modern atheist scientist, his interesting interaction with Swami Samarth. Movie has 50000 likes on facebook.

Venue: Serra Theaters, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Date: November 15th 2015, 1:30PM

Ticket: $5.00, $10.00, Online booking link as follows. 

Contact: [email protected] , 510-579-8211, 408-460-8390
Starring: Mohan Joshi, Gashmeer Mahajani, Mohan Agashe,Girija Joshi, Nivedita Saraf, Directed by Praveen Tarde. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Nov 8th: Morning Ragas, Nirguni, Semi Classical by Pt. Bhuvanesh Komkali

(To get the details of movie Deool-band on Nov 15th, please scroll down below) 

Swar Sudha presents

Special Diwali Morning Ragas, Semi Classical and Nirguni Bhajan concert by well-known vocalist  Pt. Bhuvanesh Komkali (grandson of Pt. Kumar Gandharva) 

For the benefit of Sankara Eye Foundation, Indore Hospital  

Accompaniment:  Sanjay Deshpande : Tabla
                               Vyasmurthi Katti      : Harmonium 
on Sunday, November 8th 2015  at 10:00 AM (note:Its a morning concert)

Venue: Serra Theater, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA
                   (It's a live program arranged in a movie theater)

Tickets $20 General ,  $30 Preferred,   $50 VIP

Mail Check payable to 'Swar Sudhato 857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

Tickets available Online

               Rajiv Nema : 510-919-3584,  Sunil Ganu: 408-461-8390
               Anil Goyal   : 925-913-0992, Murali Krishamurthy:  408-425-1268
                Ajay Patwardhan 510-579-8211

About the Artists
Bhuvanesh Komkali
Born into a rich legacy of music, Bhuvanesh Mukul Komkali was destined to be a singer. Surrounded by the sound of an incomparable vocalist tradition since conception, Bhuvanesh grew up with the rhythms and shifting weight of original compositions imbuing hi senses. Even if he cared  not to listen, the pulse could not be ignored because it was in his blood.
Grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva, son of Mukul Shivputra, Bhuvanesh’s musical journey began, unbeknownst to him, in infancy. Bhuvanesh’s earliest memories are filled with the sounds of early morning practice, performances and recordings. An amazing repertoire made its way into the very cells of his being, even as he graduated from college with a commerce degree.
Bhuvanesh’s musical quest continues today under the tutelage of Smt. Vasundhara Komkali and Shri Madhup Mudgal. Analytical environment and meditating over the different aspects of classical music boosted energy to bloom and glow his artistic personality.
Learning the rudiments of vocal music under such accomplished teachers has deepened Bhuvanesh’s appreciation for his forefather’s talents and renewed his commitment to preserve and extend his heritage. By following the values and philosophy established by Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Bhuvanesh proves his commitment and persistence for music through his singing.

He is currently engaged in enriching the archives of  Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s music using the latest in digital technology. Bhuvanesh has composed music for Hindi feature film ‘Devi Ahilya’. Bhuvanesh has performed successfully in almost all over India in reputed music festivals and has been highly appreciated by the well versed audience. 

Sanjay Deshpande

Sanjay Deshpande is a young talented Tabla Player based in Pune, INDIA.He was born in a music loving family  and was introduced to the art of playing Tabla under Late Pt. Sabade at Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj. Later he  took  Taleem  (lessons)  from  the  renowned  Tabla  player  Pt.  SureshTalwalkar of  Delhi-Farookabad  Gharana, in a Guru Shishya Parampara for 6 years. He also had the privilege of understanding the beauty of Punjab Gharana  under the guidance of  world renowned Tabla maestro Ustad.Alla Rakha Khan Saheb. At present he is taking guidance from Shri. YogeshSamsi  and Pt. Vivek Joshi.

He  has  accompanied  renowned  artists  like  Smt.Vasundhara Komkali, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Pt. Jasraj,Dr.  Prabha Atre, Pt.  Dinkar Kaikini, Dr.  Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande and  Pt.Smt. Veena Sahastrabudhe. He has performed in major conferences such as Sawai Gandharwa MusicFestival  Pune,  Paluskar  Smarak Conference,  Shankarlal  Samaroha in  NewDelhi, I.T.C. Sangeet Sammelan . Dowerlane Conference, Kolkata. 

Vyasmurti  Katti
 Shri. Vyasmurti Katti, born and  brought up in Solapur, was initiatedinto music at a very young age by his sisters. Later he went on to take systematic training in harmonium under the able guidanceof Late Pt. Ramacharya Bagewadi of Solapur. Presently he is learning vocal music under the expert tutelage of Pt. Indudhar Nirody, a very senior exponent of the Agra Gayaki. Shri. Katti has developed a lucid style of playing harmonium and has won the appreciation of the artistes as well as the connoisseursof music. Shri. Katti is equally adept in harmonium accompanimentand  in  playing  harmonium  solo.  He  has  accompanied  eminentartistes like  Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi,Pt. Ramrao Naik, Pt. Rajan and Pt. Sajan Mishra, Pt. Dinkar Kaikini,Pt. Yashawantbua Joshi, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar,Pt.  Indudhar  Nirody,   Smt.Vasundhara  Komkali,  Begum  ParweenSultana, Smt. Lalith Rao,  Smt.  Veena Sahasrabuddhe,  Smt.  PadmaTalwalkar, Dr. Ashwini Bhide and others. Shri.  Katti  has  also  played  nagma with  Tabla  solo  and  Kathak performances.  He  has  played  nagma  with  the  eminent  Kathakdancer Pt.  Birju  Maharaj,  well-known tabla artistes  like  Pt.  BhaiGaitonde, Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, Pt.Anindo Chatterjee and others.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 25th, 5:30PM Rahul Deshpande Concert

**** SOLD OUT ****  Buy Dinner Food coupon ($10) those who bought the ticket online. Thanks for the response. 

Swar Sudha and Zee Marathi presents 

Hindustani Classical, Natyageet, Abhanga, Ghazals concert by welknown vocalist Rahul Deshpande 

Accompaniment:  Nikhil Phatak     : Tabla
                               Chaitanya Kunte: Harmonium 
on Sunday, October 25th 2015  at 5:30PM 

Venue: Dublin Center for Performing Arts,(Dublin High) 

             8151 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA 94568

Newly built high-tech theater with great acoustics. Enjoy special Basundi treat along with musical treat for this Kojagiri concert. Ashvini Bhave will be the program Compere. Rahul's first program on 20th Sep at Dallas was houseful and super-hit. Audience thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tickets $20 General (Early Bird) , $30 Preferred, $50 VIP
(Sold out)

Only Dinner Tickets available Online now

Contact: Ajay:510-579-8211,  Sunil:408-461-8390
               Anita:510-304-7488  [email protected]

 Rahul has sent you a following message to attend his concert. Click on the link below.

About the Artists:
Rahul Deshpande:  Grand son of Pt. Vasantrao Deshpande, and disciple of Pt. Kumar Gandharv. Rahul got his early training from Pt. Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare. Rahul has performed all over India and internationally. Along with singing, Rahul recreated treasure of Marathi Plays like Manapman, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali, and sang in movie Balgandharv. Rahul has performed in prestigious Savai Gandhar festival and with Shankar Mahadevan on Zee TV.

Nikhil Phatak: Tabla. Received his training from Pt. Suresh Sawant., Pt. Yogesh Samsi. He has accompanied Pt. Birju Maharaj, Rohini Bhate, Kishori Amonkar, Malini Rajurkar, Ajay Pohankar, Shaunak Abhisheki, Jayatirth Mehundi, Raghunandan Panshikar and Rahul Deshpande. He has performed in many cities in India and internationally in US, Canada, Singapore, UK, Japan, Shrilanka, and various concerts like Sawai Gandharv.

Chaitanya Kunte: Harmonium. He received his training from Dr. Arawind Thatte, Pt. Mohanrao Karve, and Ashok Ranade. He has accompanied Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Kishori Amonkar, Prabha Atre, Birju Maharaj, Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra, Ustad Rashid Khan. He is a composer with more than 400 scores in classical Raga and dance background, title songs, documentaries, and TV serials.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sat. October 10th, 1:30PM: Free Hindi Movie 'Hemalkasa' starring Nana Patekar - based on life of Dr Prakash Amte

Swar Sudha, ICC and ICA presents
Hindi  Movie (with English Subtitles) Hemalkasa starring Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni based on real life story of Dr. Prakash Amte's life. Best film of the year, not to be missed !!
on this Saturday OCTOBER 10th 2015.  1:30PM: 

Venue: Serra Theater, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA.

Tickets $1 only Audience is so moved by this movie that ICC and Mr Mahendra Mehta requested us to shw this movie to all to give tribute to Dr Amte who is visiting this week-end. If you like the movie, give donation it will go to Dr Amte's charity org in Hemalkasa. He will make a brief appearance to invite you for banquet next day. 

Tickets available Online at folowing link  

Also Buy ticket for October 11th Banuqet at ICC, meet and greet DR Mr, Mrs Prakash Amte, only few seats remaining.

Contact: 510-579-8211, 408-461-8390 [email protected]

About Movie 

Got rave reviews for the movie, every person was moved by the story - a hindi movie "Hemalkasa" on the social cause with a true life story of Dr Prakash Amte, acted by Nana. Hemalkasa is a village build from scratch in the adivasi rural area of central India. Movie portrays a journey of a doctor who follows foot steps of his father, himself a social leader Baba Amte who build Anandwan. Movie shows the green message how to live together with wild life, where as hunters in the western world are collecting trophy hunting to decorate their living rooms. Movie shows how a humble person can change the Goliath of US immigration system. Movie unfolds the soft and emotional aspects of a man who fought with the system with support of his wife.
Movie is in Hindi language with English subtitles. Its a great movie for kids and teens who are making up their minds how to choose a career in their lives.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 25th Tuesday - India Day celebration with SF Giants @ATT Mark SF

August 25th Tuesday: Celebrate India Day with SF Giants Baseball game @ATT Park. Dhamal drums, Lezim show outside from 5 to 7PM and then 3 minutes Indian cultural show inside the park. 
Maharashtra Mandal Bay Area is joining hands with Swar Sudha and FIA-NC. We have few tickets of the game @Bleachers section, please buy it online from following links @$37.99, $33.50  so all the folks can watch the game and show together. 

You can also buy tickets from SF Giants link. Poster as follows. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 22nd: Sudhir Gadgil presents 'Mulkha Wegli Manse'

Swar Sudha presents 

Aug 22nd: Sudhir Gadgil presents 'Mulkha Wegli Manse'
Sudhir Gadgil will present his favorite program 'Mulkha wegli Manse' talking about his interviewing experiences with legends and celebrities. be will also be interviewing live Bay Area's diverse and interesting personalities in different fields including Ashvini Bhave, Shekhar Rahate, Vilas Thuse, Scientist Dr Ashok Gadgil, Dr. Sushil Karmarkar, RJ Chiman Rao -Gundyabhau, Anita Sathe,and more. Sudhir Gadgil is famous for interviews that he has conducted over the years, and the way he describes these astonishing personalities through his unique style of narration.

TICKETS are available at the venue. Please be there by 2PM TODAY 

Tickets: General: $10, Preferred (front seats) $15
Date, Time: Saturday 22nd 2015, 2:00 PM  (to 4:30PM)
Venue: Serra Theater, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Online booking started

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 8th -7PM Meet-n-Greet Atul Kulkarni | July 11th 11AM- Meet Dr Mohan Agashe and watch his acclaimed movie 'Astu' in Milpitas

Swar Sudha is proud to announce two programs of two senior artists visiting from India this week.
  1. Meet and Greet with Atul Kulkarni. - 1 hour interesting interview with Anita Kant
    1. Wednesday 8th July, 7 pm @ ICC, 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas, CA 95035
    2. Admission $8 (online); $10 at the gate
    3. But ticket online  
    4. Watch his clips along with Q and A, take a picture with him.
    5. Facebook invite:
    6. Combo of Atul Kulkarni show and Movie Astu preferred seating this Saturday for just $20.00 - Buy it online.
  2. Screening of highly acclaimed marathi feature film 'Astu' meet legend Dr. Mohan Agashe who will talk about the film.
    1. Saturday 11th July, 11 am (note early timing); Serra Theater, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
    2. Admission - General 10$, Preferred 15$ (photo w Mohan Agashe); 

About Meet and Greet with Atul Kulkarni.
  • Get to know making of Natrang, about acting career of Atul, his multi-lingual skills
  • Social causes he cares about
  • Thanks to Dr Naresh Bharade of Excellence Shelters for sponsoring the BMM and Atul's trip. You can discuss with their team about land investment in Maharashtra with absolute peace of mind. 
About Movie 'Astu'
  • Astu in Sanskrit means,"So be it". Directed by Sumitra Bhave, has won many international awards
  • Movie has been screened in US universities including Harvard
  • Movie draws forward a social issue of a man diagnosed with Dementia and experience when lost in crowd
  • Meet with Dr. Mohan Agashe, famed from Oscar winning movie Gandhi in 1982 to many life time experiences with all angles of movie
  • ONLY one exclusive show in Bay area planned @11AM as Mohan Agashe is available only on 11th July and theaters are booked for later time.
Contact -
Sunil Ganu          
[email protected] , 408-461-8390
Ajay Patwardhan  [email protected]510-579-8211

Friday, May 22, 2015

Jun 13th: Hindustani Classical Vocal by Smt Kalpana Zokarkar and Anuja Zokarkar

Swar Sudha presents 

Hindustani Classical Music by welknown vocalist Smt. Kalpana Zokarkar and her daughter and upcoming talented vocalist Ms. Anuja Zokarkar

Accompaniment: Vivek Datar: Harmonium, Satish Tare: Tabla

on Saturday, June 13th 2015  at 7:30PM 

Free concert

Venue:  Bhalerao Residence. 21690 Rainbow Court, Cupertino, CA 95014

Contact: Sunil: 408-461-8390,  Ajay: 510-579-8211

About the artists
Kalpana Zokarkar
An accomplished classical singer, Kalpana Ji carries the rich heritage of Ustad Rajab Ali khan Saheb through her father & guru Shri.Krishnarao (Mamasaheb) Mujumdar.
Gifted with an extremely melodious voice, Kalpana's highly imaginative combination of swaras are pleasing and appealing to knowledgeable listeners. She has the rare honour of receiving a gold medal in light classical music and silver medal in light music in the same year in the AIR competitions an at early age. She has taken guidance from (Late) Dr.Sushila Pohankar & Shri.V.U.Rajurkar
Kalpana has an equal command over the classical and light classical styles of music.  

Anuja Zokarkar
Anuja has been born in an eminent musical family in Indore, daughter and disciple of renowned vocalist Vidushi Kalpana Zokarkar and drawn towards Indian Classical Music since a very early age.  Blessed with an inherently melodious voice, she has won many competitions of classical and light music since her early school days. She has been awarded a Sangeet Vishaarad , also won a silver medal in the prestigious All India Radio  Competition in the category of Ghazals in 2010 and is a graded AIR artist, She stood 1st in the All India Classical Music competition in Vadodara in 2013.

Anuja has done playback singing for the Marathi movie “Baabu Band Baaja”, which was awarded the best movie in the Pune International Film festival & has won many International and She has also sung the title track for the movie “Pratisaad”, which has been widely acclaimed in the Marathi film musical community. Currently, Anuja is regularly featured on the channel Active Javed Akhtar, where she has recorded and shot several songs for the famous lyricist and film writer Javed Akhtar. She has also given her voice to multiple commercial albums in Hindi Anuja has also been featured on several other TV shows, including the reality show “Gaurav Maharashtracha” which was aired on ETV. She regularly performs in Classical & Light music concerts and shows nation-wide and captivates audiences by blending her legacy of age-old musical traditions with her modern sensibilities.

Vivek Datar:
Vivek Datar, was disciple of Sri Vinayakrao Kale of Gwalior Gharana, in Thane India for 8 years. He has since been accompanying renowned artists in the Bay area and all over US and India for the last 20+ years. He is passionate about tuning theories of the harmonium and a notable harmonium teacher in the Bay Area.
He is an engineer by profession.

Satish Tare
Madhusudan alias Satish started learning Tabla at a very tender age of 5 from his father Late Shri Madhav Tare who himself was disciple of great legendary Ustad Amir Hussein Khan sahib. Later on Satish got a rigorous training from Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar ji for almost 15 years in Mumbai. He also got guidance from Pt. Vibhav Nageshkar ji while studying Diploma in Music from Mumbai University. During his stay in Pune, he learned from Shri Vivek Joshi. Currently Satish is taking advanced training from the world renowned Tabla maestro, none other than Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri ji, in California for last 10 years.

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