Dhrishti...a lingering vision

Dhrishti...a lingering vision Promoters of World Music and Indian Music, Art, Dance, Literature and Fashion

Dhrishti was established in Chicago, IL in June 2001 by Shebani and Madan Kulkarni to present creative theme based events incorporating music, performing arts, fine arts and literature. Thirteen years and over 170 presentations later, Dhrishti has gained a reputation for its artistic and professionally presented events. Artistes of international stature are approached with profound concepts in advance, which are then presented in a unique format to patrons of art and culture. Events by Dhrishti have been unique, wherein artistes from around the world have collaborated with South Asian artistes to present a variety of themes with harmony and grace. “Music has a potential to unify which is unique to today’s society. Music does not recognize any boundaries and is unifying in nature : music can be a passion or a profession, or both. It is therapeutic and spiritually uplifting.” Shebani and Madan firmly believe that India has the spiritual wisdom in the older and experienced generation, and abundance of talent in the new generation, especially in towns and villages. If these two forces are brought together, India has the potential to be a torch- bearer for the new world through its spirituality, which it reflects through its art and culture.

Dhrishti presents maestro Javed Siddiqui's acclaimed play Humsafar on Saturday, Feb 29th at the Center Stage Theater in ...
02/14/2020

Dhrishti presents maestro Javed Siddiqui's acclaimed play Humsafar on Saturday, Feb 29th at the Center Stage Theater in Naperville. Only 150 tickets available so call in now and book your presence for this mastery presentation. Call 815-404-3473

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02/14/2020

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Glimpses from the Liv2u  and Dhrishti presentation Gulzar  ...Ek Ehsaas held @ The Meadows Club on Sunday, September 8th...
09/09/2019

Glimpses from the Liv2u and Dhrishti presentation Gulzar ...Ek Ehsaas held @ The Meadows Club on Sunday, September 8th, A capacity audience of nearly 1000 witnessed the poetic mastery and wit of celebrated and award-winning poet, filmmaker, director, and playwright Gulzar. The maestro was live in conversation with writer and critic Rakshanda Jalil interspersed with some excellent musical renditions of his milestone numbers by Hrishikesh Ranade, Jitendra Abhyankar and Swarada Godbole. The technicals and visuals were done by Milind Oak of Niche Entertainment. It was a project by Ajay Jain and nationally promoted by LIV2U.

Glimpses from the Liv2u and Dhrishti presentation Gulzar ...Ek Ehsaas held @ The Meadows Club on Sunday, September 8th, A capacity audience of nearly 1000 witnessed the poetic mastery and wit of celebrated and award-winning poet, filmmaker, director, and playwright Gulzar. The maestro was live in conversation with writer and critic Rakshanda Jalil interspersed with some excellent musical renditions of his milestone numbers by Hrishikesh Ranade, Jitendra Abhyankar and Swarada Godbole. The technicals and visuals were done by Milind Oak of Niche Entertainment. It was a project by Ajay Jain and nationally promoted by LIV2U.

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09/09/2019

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For Tickets, Contact: Madan Kulkarni 815-404-3473Experience once in a lifetime opportunity the Indian cinema legend Nati...
08/23/2019

For Tickets, Contact: Madan Kulkarni 815-404-3473

Experience once in a lifetime opportunity the Indian cinema legend National, Filmafare, Grammy and Padma Bhushan winner Gulzar live in Chicago at the event of Gulzar- Ek Ehsaas where he will be narrating his poems sharing his life journey in the Indian cinema in this musical treat with renowned Bollywood playback singers and amazing visuals on Sunday, September 8th, 2019, at The Meadows Club

For Tickets, Contact: Madan Kulkarni: 815-404-3473Experience once in a lifetime opportunity the Indian cinema legend Nat...
08/22/2019

For Tickets, Contact: Madan Kulkarni: 815-404-3473

Experience once in a lifetime opportunity the Indian cinema legend National, Filmafare, Grammy and Padma Bhushan winner Gulzar live in Chicago at the event of Gulzar- Ek Ehsaas where he will be narrating his poems sharing his life journey in the Indian cinema in this musical treat with renowned Bollywood playback singers and amazing visuals on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at The Meadows Club

Looking forward to listening to this remarkable singer Live @ The Meadows Club on Friday,July 19th @ 8.30pm. Treat your ...
06/19/2019

Looking forward to listening to this remarkable singer Live @ The Meadows Club on Friday,July 19th @ 8.30pm. Treat your self to some tasty cuisine, some top shelf spirits and then settle down to enjoy the one and only Richa Sharma Live ... Call 815-404-3473 to book your presence ....

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06/19/2019

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Coming up on Sunday, May 5th ...a spectacular musical presentation by Dhrishti and Niche Entertainment...Pancham ...the ...
04/28/2019

Coming up on Sunday, May 5th ...a spectacular musical presentation by Dhrishti and Niche Entertainment...Pancham ...the genius of Rahul Dev Burman .... music, dance and narrative ..with a gourmet Iftaar dinner ..... book now ...
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04/28/2019

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04/24/2019
Coming up @ The Meadows Club on Sunday, May 5th

Relive the magic of perhaps India's most versatile music composer who was ahead of his times, Rahul Dev Burman .. a spectacular assortment of magical compositions, dances, interviews and other trivia about this phenomenon of a music composer. Book your tickets here - bit.ly/RDBurmanTribute

01/17/2019
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Coming up on March 24th @ The Meadows Club ...the legend S.P.Balsubramaniam (SPB) ... RELIVE SOME MEMORIES ...a nostalgic evening of great music

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01/09/2019

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Chicago SPB fans get ready! Sunday, March 24, 2019, 4pm at The Meadows Club, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 [ The Meadows Club award-winning facility, with its combination of elegant style, uncompromised quality and advanced technology will exceed your expectations. ]

Thanks to our event partner RR International
Thanks to our grand sponsor Assured Hands, Bliss Events, Bluesun Foundation.

11/04/2018
Continental Harmony - BONUS FOOTAGE

Memories of bliss ... Continental Harmony with the industrious Sax maestro George Brooks the brilliant Dafnis Prieto on the drums Rakesh Chaurasia on Flute, Abhijit Bannerjee on Tabla and the lovely Gwyneth Wentink on Harp .... one sensational evening [email protected] The Meadows Club

An extra look into the pre-show for Continental Harmony, held at The Meadows Club on March 10, 2012. Continental Harmony is the combined musical talents of G...

11/04/2018
Continental Harmony - BONUS FOOTAGE

Continental Harmony - BONUS FOOTAGE

An extra look into the pre-show for Continental Harmony, held at The Meadows Club on March 10, 2012. Continental Harmony is the combined musical talents of G...

10/24/2018
Mirza Ghalib "Andaaz-e-ebayaan aur" a Theatrical - Musical tribute on stage

Dhrishti ...a lingering vision
Presents
Mirza Ghalib "Andaaz-e-ebayaan aur" a Theatrical - Musical tribute on stage

Wednesday, October 31st @ 6.30 pm

@ The Meadows Club 2950 Wolf Road, IL 60008
www.themeadowsclub.com

Dinner followed by musical between 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Tickets $75, $50, $35 (Includes dinner)

Information: Madan Kulkarni 815-404-3473 Viresh Champaneri 847-997-1751 Amein Haider : 630-269-1449

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10/24/2018

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09/19/2018
Maestros and Melodies on September 29th @ The Meadows Club

Dhrishti and Niche Entertainment bring you the next exciting musical event of Maestros and Melodies, a narrated musical featuring landmark compositions from legendary composers.

Saturday, September 29th at 7:00 pm at The Meadows Club
All tickets include a served dinner and top-shelf cash bar
Call 815-404-3473 to book your seats now

Save your date ... Saturday, September 29th @ 7pm @The Meadows Club ..Dhrishti and Niche Entertainment bring you the nex...
09/07/2018

Save your date ... Saturday, September 29th @ 7pm @The Meadows Club ..Dhrishti and Niche Entertainment bring you the next exciting musical .. Maestros and Melodies ...featuring landmark compositions from legendary composers ...a narrated musical treat ..... all tickets with dinner and a top shelf cash bar ..... Book today ...

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09/07/2018

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05/28/2018
Dhrishti...a lingering vision

Dhrishti...a lingering vision

“Dhrishti ... a lingering vision and Vachikam bring to you a writer, director, and composer Isheeta Ganguly's acclaimed musical play "Three Women"

Three Women” illustrates the continuing relevance of Rabindranath Tagore’s work as women today negotiate similar issues of identity, purpose, beauty, and empowerment in the public domain.

📅 @ The Meadows Club on Sunday, June 10th @ 5.30 pm.
📞 Call 815-404-3473 to book your seats now

05/28/2018
Three Women

“Dhrishti ... a lingering vision and Vachikam bring to you a writer, director, and composer Isheeta Ganguly's acclaimed musical play "Three Women"

Three Women” illustrates the continuing relevance of Rabindranath Tagore’s work as women today negotiate similar issues of identity, purpose, beauty, and empowerment in the public domain.

📅 @ The Meadows Club on Sunday, June 10th @ 5.30 pm.
📞 Call 815-404-3473 to book your seats now

The Meadows Club
05/27/2018

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We salute the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our great nation.

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05/21/2018

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05/21/2018

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05/03/2018
Black & White at The Meadows Club

Black & White” is a collage of performance on screen and stage. The presentation format is reminiscent of a stage musical where the singers “act” the characters. The performance touches the finer aspects of the era through the medium of Music, Pictures, Movie Clips, Anecdotes, and Trivia. 🎭

📅 May 13th at "The Meadows Club"
🎫 All tickets include a Served Dinner and Top-Shelf Cash Bar
📞 Call 815-404-3473 or 847-997-1751 to book your seats now

Make this Mother's Day special by giving your parents an evening of great food and​ ​nostalgic narratives, memories of t...
05/03/2018

Make this Mother's Day special by giving your parents an evening of great food and​ ​nostalgic narratives, memories of the
Golden era of Indian films and music with clips of all the towering personalities of that era ...
Dhrishti ....a lingering vision presents .... the enduring gem of a musical... Niche Entertainment's
Black & White on May 13th @ The Meadows Club ...... WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ...
All tickets include a served dinner ....... top shelf cash bar on site ....... call 815-404-3473 or 847-997-1751 to book your seats now

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The landmark scene from Shree 420 (1955) ! This image of Raj Kapoor and Nargis is etched in our memories.

Shree 420 (1955)

When an expression — a musical note, a piece of art, a sculpture or a film — transcends the barrier of individual ingenuity to encompass the community as a whole, it attains gratification as a milestone in human history. It discards its limited identity and imbibes a universal spirit, as showcased by the immortal song “Mera Joota Hai Japani” from RK Films’ Shree 420. Till date, it commands complete sway over the Indian masses, and even Eastern Europe.

Ranbir Raj Kapoor, the eldest son of the doyen of Hindi cinema, Prithvi Raj, shows just why he is the only person deserving the epithet of the ‘Showman’. When the newly-independent nation was exulting in symbols of Nehruvian socialism and nationalist idealism, it required a man of courage, faith and belief to showcase, with rare sensitivity, the pitfalls on the road to actual freedom — lack of food, productive work, decent housing and basic education.

Using symbols and metaphors to devastating effect, he showed that for India’s multitudes, poverty was a far greater obstacle than imperialism had been, and highlighted the agrarian crisis, urban decay, unemployment, infrastructure, housing and forced migration from rural to urban centres — showing how these constituted a far deeper malaise. That these issues continue to dog India more than fifty years later speaks volumes for Kapoor’s foresight, and is a sad testimony to the state of affairs.

Kapoor’s script was based on the most elemental of human values — honesty. An educated, unemployed youth, Raj (a Chaplin-inspired Raj Kapoor), who carries his honesty on his sleeve, moves from Allahabad to Bombay in search of work, where he he discovers the world is heavily prejudiced against the have-nots, and sadly, the honest.

The metaphor is heartrending, and comes straight form the gut, as Raj is forced to make a choice between Vidya or knowledge (Nargis – looking simultaneously ethereal and stunning, representing the virtues of hard work and honesty) and Maya or wealth — and in a more basic way, illusion (Nadira in a deft performance). Initially, Raj is entrapped by the glitter of money, till he sees reason, and makes his choice.

Kapoor triumphs in his subtle handling of romantic scenes with Nargis, with whom he shared, perhaps, the most passionate on screen chemistry ever.

Only he could have shown a sari-clad Nargis drenched by taking a dip on the Chowpatty beach, or changing from an opulent dress into a cotton sari on Diwali night, without making it look raunchy. The nuances are sublime, yet effective; a far cry from what Kapoor drifted into in his later films.

Kapoor was beyond doubt a genius, who had a firm grip on all sections of filmmaking — he was as much a director as an actor, as much a cameraman as a choreographer, a musician. Moreover, he was a master craftsman, an astute team builder.

The story, written by left wing intellectual Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (who also wrote the simple, hard hitting dialogues) is inspired from reality. The lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri carry meaning commensurate to the storyline.

What added brilliance to the film was taut editing by G G Mayekar (although the last half-hour makes one wish for a speedy denouement, but then, even the moon has blemishes).

Cinematography by ace cinematographer and RK Films regular Radhu Karmakar is haunting. The close-up shots enhance performances. Raj and Vidya, singing under the not-so-effective protection of an umbrella, through lashing monsoon showers, on a deserted road in Bombay, are still etched in a billion hearts. Both won Filmfare Awards in their respective categories.

What was perhaps a pioneering effort in the industry was the commendable art direction, credited to M R Achrekar.

The music by another RK favourite of the period, Shankar-Jaikishen, gifted the nation a string of masterpieces, including the poignant “Ramaiya Vastavaiya”, the achingly romantic “Pyar Hua Ikraar Hua Hai” and the childlike “Ichak Dana Beechak Dana”.

There were brilliant performances by the supporting cast. The most befitting was by Nemo as the suave but dishonest Seth Sonachand Dharmanand. He wreaked of meanness, without going over the top, and the ever reliable Lalita Pawar as Gangabai, the Marathi speaking, banana selling poor mother-like figure with a heart of gold.

(Kind courtesy: 'Shree 420' movie review by Shri.APS Malhotra @www.thehindu.com)

The enduring gem of a musical... Niche Entertainment's Black & White is back on May 13th @ The Meadows Club ...... WHOLE...
05/01/2018

The enduring gem of a musical... Niche Entertainment's
Black & White is back on May 13th @ The Meadows Club ...... WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ...make this Mother's Day special by giving your parents an evening of great food and nostalgic narratives, memories of the Golden era of Indian films and music with clips of all the towering personalities of that era ...
#themeadowsclub #dhrishtientertainment

04/27/2018
Welcome to The Meadows Club

Welcome to The Meadows Club

Transcend Your Expectations! -Soaring Ceilings -Elegant Interiors -Specialty Lighting -Multiple Video Screens -Innovative Menus

04/11/2018
Black & White

The enduring gem of a musical... Niche Entertainment's
Black & White is back on May 13th @ The Meadows Club ...... WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.

#themeadowsclub #dhrishtientertainment

The enduring gem of a musical... Niche Entertainment's Black & White is back on May 13th @ The Meadows Club ...... WHOLE...
04/09/2018

The enduring gem of a musical... Niche Entertainment's
Black & White is back on May 13th @ The Meadows Club ...... WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ...make this Mother's Day special by giving your parents an evening of great food and nostalgic narratives, memories of the Golden era of Indian films and music with clips of all the towering personalities of that era ...
#themeadowsclub #dhrishtientertainment

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04/09/2018

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03/31/2018
Niche Entertainment

Mark your dates .... Dhrishti presents Niche Entertainment and Director Milind Oak's masterpiece Black & White ...the musical on Sunday, May 13th @ The Meadows Club. Make Mother's Day memorable for your loved ones ..... another dinner theater presentation ..... call 815-404-3473 for show info and sponsorships
Dhrishti is also proud to be the national sponsor of this unique musical which has completed over 500 shows in over 100 cities around the world ...

Black and White - USA 2018.. 5 shows of this Musical in Orlando - April 22 , San Antonio - April 28, Austin - April 29, Minneapolis - May 12 and Chicago - May 13 , along with a few more concerts of 100 years of Bollywood and Pancham.

Happy Birthday Zakirbhai ..... will be ever grateful to you for inaugurating Dhrishti ..a lingering vision in June 2001 ...
03/09/2018

Happy Birthday Zakirbhai ..... will be ever grateful to you for inaugurating Dhrishti ..a lingering vision in June 2001 .... the performance of Rhydhun Live ... along with Taufiqbhai, Ranjit Barot, Geetika Varde Qureshi, Amit Heri, Karl Peters will always be a milestone for all of us at Dhrishti ...

Birthday Greetings to world-renowned tabla maestro and a percussionist par excellence, Ustad Zakir Hussain, who turned 67 years today.

Zakir Hussain is widely regarded as a pioneer in the world of Indian music. He introduced styles of jazz fusion and world music to the Hindustani gharana and changed the face of Indian rhythm scores forever. Hailed as India's most famous percussion artist, Hussain has also proved his mettle in composing music for films and also acting in a few.

Zakir Hussain is more than a brilliant tabla player, he is a musical phenomenon who has changed the way we think about the tabla and the musicians who play it. It is difficult to think of anyone else in the world who has made the instrument tabla such a lovable one.

The son of legendary tabla player Allarakha Khan, he endeared himself to the world as a most sensitive and responsive accompanist, a dazzling soloist, and an adventurous fusion player. Hussain was a child prodigy, and was touring by the age of twelve. He went to the United States in 1970, embarking on an international career which includes more than 160 concert dates a year. He has composed and recorded many albums and soundtracks, and has received widespread recognition as a composer for his many ensembles and collaborations.

Zakir Hussain received the Padma Shri in 1988 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002. He also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990.

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Thank you Madan ji for inviting me, wish I can attend but I live too far, California..My Best Wishes!!!🎆🎆🎈🎈🎉🎉🎇🎈🎐