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Raj Dhawan, a scene-stealingly hilarious turn by Sorab Wadia.

​Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press

There are bright spots...including the outrageously hilarious Sorab Wadia as Raj Dhawan, incognito as a Sindhi soothsayer in a nightclub scene.

Zachary Stewart,

...the show-stealingly vibrant comedian Sorab Wadia as an aging divo.

Joseph Samuel Wright,

The funniest of the many supporting characters is Bunty’s vain leading man, Raj Dhawan (Sorab Wadia), who’s become too big for his britches — literally.

Elizabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

There is a charming combination of professionalism and an intentionally homemade quality in the musical about a failing movie studio and an aging hero - the endearingly outrageous Sorab Wadia.

Linda Winer, Newsday

[Scott] Elliot has assembled an appealing cast that makes the most of the material.  Sorab Wadia is game and goofy as the fading film star.

Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News


There was no set and no sophisticated lighting. With only Hosseini's words and actor Sorab Wadia's craft, the joy, sorrow, guilt, betrayal and love that colors this tale of two boys growing up and apart in prewar Afghanistan emerged.


In this style of performance, everything depends on the actor's capacity to communicate the place, the people, the sounds, the sights -- and to do it with only his voice and physical appearance. Wadia's ability to switch back and forth between the half-dozen roles was impressive. 

Wadia's portrayal was stunning both as the tortured Amir with his wringing and twisted hands and as the gentle Hassan, guileless and loving with his small, strong voice. He was strong when speaking for Amir's father and menacing as the Hitler-loving bully.

Asked about his extraordinary ability to move between these characters and sustain their uniqueness, Wadia explained that his training as an actor allows him to be totally in the character, to see, hear and feel every detail of the scene with extreme accuracy. Only then can his audience fully participate in the emotional reality.

Kathleen Kirby,  The Flint Journal, Michigan


Sorab Wadia is simply outstanding, the single best performance I have seen on the Fringe so far this year and surely destined for the West End.

Louise Hill,  British Theater Guide

The superb Sorab Wadia leads a brilliant cast. The combination of his tremendous performance and the hilariously politically incorrect "Burkettes" (a chorus line of dancers in pink, shimmering burkas) has shot the song I Wanna Be Like Osama to fame on YouTube.
Mark Brown,  Sunday Herald, UK.

In Sorab Wadia, who plays the leader of the terrorist cell, every inch the sharp-suited Arab businessman, they have a performer of real class who can both sing and dance, and brings the whole production to life every time he is on stage.
Robert Dawson Scott,  The Times, UK

...comic Machiavellianism...
Pete Shaw,

Sayid is brought to the terrorist cell HQ where its leader Hussain (a larger than life Sorab Wadia) steals the show as he teaches country bumpkin Sayid how to make a big bang in the Big Apple.
Nick Awde,   The Stage, Edinburgh

Its performers were mostly top-class, especially Sorab Wadia as the dancing, twirling leader of the terrorist cell...
John Gulliver, Camden New Journal, UK.

Sorab Wadia, terrific, belts out The Jihad Jive.
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, UK.

American star Sorab Wadia has a voice and a stage presence built for Broadway.
Val MacQueen,




Wadia woos the audience and leaves the stage a crowd favorite even before his final exit.
Greenville News

Sorab Wadia’s performance as wily Ali Hakim is funnier and more convincing than the peddler played by Eddie Albert in the movie.
Louisville Courier-Journal

Sorab Wadia steals the show by avoiding caricature, playing the wily Ali Hakim honestly.
Canyon News, Los Angeles

For uproarious comic relief you can’t beat Sorab Wadia as Ali Hakim, the traveling gypsy salesman who also gets mixed up the wrong women.

The supporting cast also boasts fine performances from Daniel Robinson and Carrie Love as Will Parker and Ado Annie, the gal who cain’t say no. One of the fellows she can’t turn down is Ali Hakim, the silver-tongued peddler, amusingly played by Sorab Wadia.
The Hollywood Reporter

Sorab Wadia gives new life and humor to the forgotten character of Ali Hakim, the peddler.
Lansing State Journal

Sorab Wadia is deftly comic in the role of Ali Hakim, the “gypsy” peddler.
New Haven Register



Among the generally fine acting I thought Sorab Wadia and Farah Bala stood out by discovering an  inherently human humor in the darkest moments and in so doing adding a nuance that somehow made the proceedings both more bearable and more awful.
New York Times

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