Other Puppet Productions

Hats Off – “Theatre Impossible”
   

“Hats Off “ presented by renowned Ventriloquist and Puppeteer Ramdas Padhye and Aparna Ramdas is an experience beyond belief. This highly entertaining stage presentation is the confluence of various exotic and internationally acclaimed stage techniques such as Japanese Bunraku, Chinese marionettes, half body humanettes and French black light theatre which brings alive almost any object on the stage.Ramdas and Aparna have skillfully blended the essence of these techniques to create an unique and highly stimulating entertainment for Indian audiences which have come of age.This show was produced by Ramdas Padhye in the year 1998.

   

“Hats Off” springs in a rapid succession before the audience a series of different stunning and surprising sequentially put together events which defy imagination.”Hats Off” is a stage revue which leaves the audience bewildered and transforms the stage into dream-world which the audience would long to believe and enjoy.

This stage revue is certainly a first of its kind presented on the Indian stage and perhaps even in the International stage entertainment world.

Ramdas Padhye who has entertained the audiences in India and abroad with his inimitable talking dolls over last three decades, has literally taken this presentation way beyond talking dolls and brought to life everything in this revue with the masterly use of different stage presentation techniques and arts.

“Hats Off” is a Hindi revue with significant contributions from renowned artistes such as Harish Bhimani, Sudesh Bhosale, Shankar Mahadevan, Zelam Paranjape, Subhash Kabra, R.S.Mani & Ashok Patki.

Goodnight Baby Dino:

In this two hour long play, Ramdas Padhye and Aparna Ramdas present onstage, 100 different puppets including three huge dinosaurs and an underwater sequence with puppets. This show with special sound and light effects was presented all over India since December 1995.This play is written & directed by well-known ad-man Mr. Bharat Dabholkar, music Louis Banks and produced by Jayant Gandhi.

   
   
Other Stage Shows:

Ramdas Padhye has been a part of innumerable stage shows, variety shows, musical shows, orchestras and vaudeville performances in 1970’s, 1980’s & 1990’s. During his career as top vaudeville entertainer, he performed his Ventriloquism and Puppetry acts in front of large number of audiences, celebrities from different fields and art connoisseurs and aficionados. In fact Ventriloquism as a Vaudeville art was popularized by Ramdas Padhye in India thereby giving a huge boost to this art and taking this age old vaudevillian art to the masses in India.His wife Aparna Padhye, Singer and a Puppeteer has been a part of this journey for last 4 decades.

   
   

Ramdas performed his Ventriloquism and Puppetry based acts in country’s number of top musical and variety entertainment shows like Kishore Kumar Nite, Tabassum Hit Parade, Manna Dey Nite, Kalyanji-Anandji Nite, Filmfare Award Nite, Zee Cine Awards. His acts were appreciated and enjoyed by various celebrities in the Indian Film industry.

Lata Mangeshkar with Ramdas Padhye Asha Bhosale with Ramdas Padhye

Ramdas Padhye with legendary Indian Singer Lata Mangeshkar

Ramdas Padhye with versatile & legendary Singer Asha Bhosale

Amitabh Bachchan & Jaya Bachchan with Ramdas Padhye Vinod Khanna with Ramdas Padhye

Ramdas with Amitabh Bachchan & Jaya Bachchan

Ramdas and wife Aparna with Actor Vinod Khanna

Raj Kapoor with Ramdas Padhye Satyajit Ray with Ramdas Padhye

Ramdas with Actor & Director Raj Kapoor

Ramdas with Oscar winning Director Satyajit Ray

Indira Gandhi with Ramdas Padhye Hridynath Mangeshkar with Ramdas Padhye

Ramdas with Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Music Director Hridyanath Mangeshkar observing the puppet manipulation skills of Ramdas.

Dev Anand with Ramdas Padhye Bal Thackeray & R.K.Laxman with Ramdas Padhye

Ramdas Padhye with the evergreen superstar Dev Anand.

Bal Thackeray & Cartoonist R.K.Laxman enjoying the puppet specially designed by Ramdas Padhye.

Dada Kondke with Ramdas Padhye Pu La Deshpande with Ramdas Padhye

Dada Kondke, the Marathi King of Comedy with Ramdas Padhye

P.L.Deshpande popularly known Pu La Deshpande, the famous Marathi Playwright, Dramatist and Writer seeing the nuances of Ramdas Padhye’s puppet