Magician awes crowd with tricks


KATHMANDU: From guillotine magic to flying table to turning water into glitters, Indian magician Krishna Bhandari mesmerised the audience with his tricks on May 7 at ‘Magic Show’ held at City Hall, Bhrikutimandap. And the audiences hooted and whistled in awe as he skilfully showcased his tricks.

The performance started with a song Ganesh Stuti by two artistes Roma and Kamal that was followed by Bhandari’s various performances. In between Bhandari’s performances, Roma and Kamal danced to the tunes of some Bollywood numbers.

In Bhandari’s favourite ‘Guillotine Magic’, he passed a blade of guillotine through a girl’s neck, but she was unharmed!

Before starting this magic, he explained, “King in the 16th Century used guillotine to behead people, but I’m here to entertain.” A sad music played in the background throughout this performance.

He showcased more tricks — single flower turned to a bunch of flowers, and water was changed into glitters. And as he performed with young children, he interacted with them and cracked jokes, making the audience laugh out loud. Though most of the illusions showcased were not new, the children seemed to enjoy his tricks.

His last illusion was unique as compared to the others — he flew a table only by holding its table cloth.

Krishna, whose father Ashok Bhandari, is also a magician, learnt magic from his father and “I started learning magic as a child”.

The winner of Russia’s comedy champion twice (in 2012 and 2014) was in Capital for the first time and he expressed, “I loved the crowd and their enthusiasm. ”