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A war of succession, thinking, power. Was the gain worth it? asks the victor – Emperor Aurangzeb. An account on the life of Emperor Aurangzeb and his rule during the 17th century.

An Aurangzeb play you must watch – DNA – 16 Dec 2016

The witty punchlines of the characters drew huge applause, beautiful costumes and the background music set the perfect tone. – Times Of India – 17 Dec

Directed by – KS Rajendran,  Theatre group – Natyadharmi Playwright – Indira Parthasarathy, Translation – Shahid Anwar

Play Summary

‘Aurangzeb’, originally written in Tamil by the eminent, award winning author Indira Parthasarathy, is an account on the life of Emperor Aurangzeb and his rule during the 17th century.

A series of war breaks out amongst the emperor sons after he falls ill in 1657. The sons Dara and Aurangzeb were the main contenders of the war and supporting them were the emperor’s two daughters Jahanara and Roshanara.

The play shows that during the time, Dara was alone present at Agra and was sympathetic towards Shahjahan’s dream of building a black-marble-mahal for himself on the other side of Yamuna facing Mumtaz’s Tajmahal. A series of fights, arguments and difference of opinion among the brothers and selects, ensues to capture the peaks of a period of history.

The story showcases Aurangzeb’s Islamic fundamentalist rule, his father Shah Jahan’s self-indulgent and irrational attitude, Dara’s secular mindset and the clashes that result because of all this.

Directed by – Prof. K S Rajendran , a National School of Drama alumnus.

Theatre group – Natyadharmi

The Cast

Raj Tanwar

as, Dara

Happy Ranajit

as, Aurangzeb

Avinash Singh

as, Shahjahan

Madhusudan Pandey

as, Mohammad


as, Roshanara


as, Jahanara

Rahul, Nipun, Amit Saraswat, Dushant, Vicki, Vikas, Saad Khan, Madhavi, Deepika

Set – HV Sharma
Costume Nalini Joshi
Make Up Sajid Anwar
Lights Shibbu
Stage Managers Akash Khatri And Raj Tanwar

Play Stats

Play Genre – Drama,

Duration – 90 mins

Language – Hindi,

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 27-Dec-2016



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