your eyes. Take a deep breath. We're about to embark on a magical,
mystical journey. Oh, what the hell... nothing I say could possibly
explain what you're about to see. Let's just dive right in,
and somewhere along the way try and retain control of our senses.
and Gentulmen... without further ado, I present to you:
show on the earth! And don't miss Super Star K.Lal (Junior)!
I don't know whose signature that is, though. I can only fantasise
that it belongs to K-Lal, or even Super Star K.Lal (Junior)...
hell, I'll be happy if it belongs to that girl who can sleep
so peacefully while cartoon blood spurts from her intestines.
remember going to a K-Lal show as a kid, and also recall getting
a little souvenir magazine like the one we're looking at. It
hasn't changed much. There are lots of pictures of K-Lal and
Super Star K.Lal (Junior) from their previous shows, and you
bet your ass we're gonna look at them. But first, a little about
these two zany fellows. I copy verbatim from their bios in the
GREATEST MAGICIAN K.LAL (Sr.)
the years K.lal has earned many an honours. Some of them are
the rarest of rare honours. He has been honoured with the titles
like, "THE INDIAN PEACOCK" award by "MICHAEL
Madhusudan Trust" & "KRANTI-VEER", "GURJAR
RATNA", awards were conferred upon him by various State
Governments of India.
of India regard him as "BHISMA PITAMAH" (a legendary
character in the Indian epic "Mahabharata") or father
of Indian Magic. At present, Mr. K.Lal is the living legendary
of the history of Magic. He has elevated the Art of Magic to
such great hieghts that K.Lal has become a house hold name all
over the world.
MAGICIAN K.LAL (Jr.)
in the footstep of his father and great magician in his own
is Junior K.LAL. He has been involved in the world of magic
since long and performing side by side with his illustrious
father, he has proved to be a force to reckon with. Jr.K.LAL
is the pivot magician in Asia who has introduced wild animals
like Lion, Panther, Tiger, Chittah, Crocodile & Elephant
in his magic shows and performs with them in so magnificent
manner that each magic show becomes a life time experience.
the glittering personality of an Indian Maharaja and Indian
Prince both father and son possess an ever smiling face. They
have changed the conception of what magic is for all times.
It is no exaggeration to say that this magician pair of father-son
has redefined the art of magic and their years of hard work
and dedication have brought them fame and name in the whole
world. They both have become synonym with the word Magic, magic
Wait... let me say that again:
might think that the writer of the above paragraphs maybe got
carried away by the hyperbole, seeing as the magazine is printed
by K-Lal and all. Just to prove that wrong, then, we're gonna
see K-Lal (and Junior) in action! For example, look at this
next trick. Unbelievable!
aren't they just adorable?? By the way, I should say something
about the quality of some of the pictures in this feature. Most
of them were really small, and didn't scan too well. Still,
you don't need crystal-clear images to be astounded by the wonder
of this next picture:
even think for one second that this is just a photo of a regular
girl, rotated horizontally and superimposed. That would be silly.
being the world's greatest magician, K-Lal is also a master
of disguise. Here you can see him dressed as a sadhu for one
of his tricks:
here, as an Egyptian Arab:
you can see, there is no end to K-Lal's talents. In part two
of this feature, we will see some of the stupendously fantastic
tricks performed by K-Lal and Super Star K.Lal (Junior). But
first: more pics!
of the Bling
let us end this page with a picture that symbolises the wonderful
male bonding only a father and son can share when working together,
on the road. Real men don't need leather jackets.
a magician, they said... It's a man's life, they said...