Magician-turned-shadowgrapher Prahlad Acharya speaks with Sangeeta Yadav about getting a standing ovation on India’s Got Talent for his patriotic shadow act, what prompted him to leave magic for shadowgraphy and what challenges he faced to create a market for this art form You got a standing ovation recently on India's Got Talent for your shadow …
The shadow magic performed by Prahlad Acharya became an instant favourite of children and got an enthusiastic applause from them.
Hailed by the media as the “Indian Houdini” for his death-defying tricks, Prahlad Acharya has been entertaining audiences with his magical extravaganza called “Maya Jadoo”. He is also an expert in ventriloquism and shadow-play.
Millennium magic award winner and illusionist Prahlad Acharya’s talking doll and shadow show were the main attractions of the programme.
Magical artist Prahlad Acharya performed magical shadows using his bare hands to provide unbelievable of world of light and shades what is called Speaking Shadows, where shadows come to light and weave stories and folklore – a ballet of hands and fingers emerging to create life on a white screen accompanied by music and sound …
Prahlad Acharya gave a brilliant shadow play act.
Another attraction of the day was palm shadow display by an eminent artist from Bangalore Mr. Prahlad Acharya who displayed the freedom fighter using only his palm and fingers followed by a story Punnyakoti which the audience applauded for his magical skills and received a thunderous applauds.
But the evening won’t be just about dance. The organisers, Soorya (Singapore), have also invited expert shadow play artiste Prahlad Acharya. The illusionist from Karnataka will perform magic tricks and shadow play to enthral the audience. When asked what else they can expect from his act, Mr Acharya replied: “My audience can expect nothing but …
Magician Prahlad Acharya mesmerized the audience by his magic tricks, shadow play and Ventriloquism (Mathanaduva Manga). It was a new experience for the Kuwait audience. He tickled the ribs of gathered crowd by his hilarious jokes. Many times audience forgot to clap by the deep involvement and excitement during the magic show.
The prime events of Tulu Parba-2007 were Magic show by Prahlad Acharya, one of the best magicians in India, (who) made the audience to glue to their seats till the last moment.