Date: 4 September 2007
Run No. 2037
Hares: Black Beauty and Sarong
Bollywood – Brunei style
A large cast gathered at the main Bollywood site in Brunei. The two directors prepared to instruct actors thru stage directions cunningly concealed on long paper strips. It was obvious that the main director had a strong interest in the environment as actors were guided by use of recycled paper which would soon break down under the elements. The scenery made great use of natural assets available on site, incorporating rivers and stream crossings, unnaturally high hills and sufficient mud to keep the audience intrigued. Natural props were favoured with the occasional log being available to help performers avoid getting their costumes wet. The wardrobe department were particularly appreciative of this.
The plot followed the usual Bollywood line with extras and stars all following the hash trail until a check was reached. It was at that point that the audience could distinguish the leading roles from the rest of the cast as their performance enabled them to stand out. The first performer to reach these heady heights of success was Tiga who located and called first check with considerable aplomb. The next to offer a stirling performance was Rosie who located second check on the far side of a raging torrent and made the most of this filming opportunity by wading across the deepest part to call the check. The camera crew got some very good shots of that. The third cameo was performed by Sid who following advice from Mad Marg found the third check. Interestingly Mad Marg chose not to act on this occasion, but to direct through use of the front horn. Her performance was such that audiences hope that she will continue to provide this skill.
Trailblazer also chose a directing role and assiduously used the back horn to support stage directions from Mad Marg. Keen to develop talents in the masses, Trailblazer took Julia as understudy.
After the hash crew and cast had a celebration film launching As only Bollywood performers can. Black Beauty and Sarong were thanked for their original and thoughtful plot twists in the story line, particularly during scenes involving checks. The food provided was outstanding and the chorus girls looked beautiful in their colourful Bollywood garb. (Cowgirl did not want to be left out and was party to the catering – Thanks ladies for some delicious food. Ed)
Survivor was a gracious hostess and was both complimented and complemented by her leading man when he arrived late in the evening. Naj received an award for 400 performances while Annick made a guest appearance after a long time out of the industry. Naj must be thanked for the time and effort she put into the bookmarks presented to cast and crew.
And so the curtain fell on another very special Brunei hashing event, performed Bollywood style.
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