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Anti-National Ghalib

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A sattire about renowned poet of 19 century coming out of history to defend himself against the charges of anti-nationalism & plagarism in a modern court.

“The day Mirza Ghalib was summoned to court.” Hindustan Times – 13 May, 2017

“Anti-National Mirza Ghalib defends himself in a new play”  – DNA – 26 May,2017

Directed by – Amit Bajaj,  Theatre group – Tripod Theater Group

Play Summary

This play revolves around a film-maker who wants to delay the releasing date of his rival’s movie by alleging that the lyrics were originally written by Ghalib.

Anti-National Ghalib is a story of 19 century famous poet who comes out of history into a contemporary time to prove himself right against the
charges of anti-nationalism and national securities. The centre of contention was the famous line of Ghalib “Naa suno gar bura kahe koi/ naa kaho gar bura kahe koi”.

An opponent’s advocate alleges his lyrics hurt the religious sentiments of Christians and compromised with national securities. Ghalib tries to defend himself by alleging  that Jagjit Singh and Begum Akhtar earned crores by his lyrics.


Will Ghalib be successful to defend himself ?

Written by – Danish Iqbal

Directed by – Amit Bajaj

Theatre group – Tripod Theatre Group

The Cast

Keshav Raina

as, Typist

Pradeep Bajpai

as, Peshkar

Saurabh Singhal

as, Mirza Ghalib

Manisha Sinha

as, Advocate

Puja Diwan

as, Advocate

Shobhna Bhardwaj

as, Judge

Naseem Ashraf as Charanjeet

Minhaj Md Khan as Zauq

Aryan as Sudhir

Aditya as Rahul


Light Design  Minhaj Md Khan

Light handling  Shakeel

Music arrangement  Keshav Raina

Poster Design and Publicity  Anuradha Shukla

Rehearsal space  Tagore International School

Play Stats

Play Genre – comedy, Satire

Duration – 1 hour 10 mins

Language – Hindi, Urdu

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 13-May-2017



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