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Ghalib In New Delhi

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Watch India’s longest running comedy play; playing since 1997 with more than 400 shows to its credit !

One of India's longest-running comedies…a show stealer. – The Indian Express – 28 Oct

The play led to events of laughter for the audience. – The Times Of India – 30 June 2016

The play used to open to a full house, and still continues to get the same kind of love and appreciation. – The Hindustan Times – 12 Jul 2016

The two-hour show fully delighted the audience as each dialogue ensured a cheerful laughter. – The Tribune – 28 June 2016

Written & Directed by – Dr. M Sayeed Alam,Theatre group – Pierrot troupe

Play Summary

Pierrot’s Troupe’s plays, get them standing ovation from the audience… the troupe has been able to write its success story with more than 3000 shows of its plays in India and Europe

This play is India’s longest running comedy; playing since 1997 with more than 400 shows to its credit !
The play is an extremely funny account of the 19th century renowned poet Mirza Ghalib’s re-birth in the 21st century India.

The plot revolves around Ghalib striving against an omnipotent identity crisis, beginning with the occupants of his “Haveli” mistaking him as Ghalib’s ghost. Ghalib faces his share of trials, and tribulations — being born at the ISBT, Delhi to staying in a servant quarter with a Delhi University student from Patna And the haughty landlady. Ghalib’s desperate need for recognition forces him to “sell” himself. There’s a press conference which turns out to be a dampener. Then there’s an advertising agency. After much struggle Ghalib finds fame by becoming a …

The play features some of the prominent actors of the country; including Himanshu Srivastava, Anju Chhabra, Yashraj Malik, M Sayeed Alam etc, with Dr Alam playing the role of Mirza Ghalib It has been written and directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam, reputed for his penchant for humorous and historical plays.

Last but not the least, the play is produced by Pierrot’s Troupe – the theater company credited with giving many new, original and multi award wining entertaining productions to Hindi, Urdu & English Theatre: Ghalib In New Delhi, Maulana Azad, Big B, Ghalib, K L Saigal, Sons of Babur, Ghalib Ke Khat, Shah Jahan –O- Mumtaz, Pakistan Aur Alzheimer’s, To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes, Sir Iqbal etc.

Scripted & Directed by – Dr. M Sayeed Alam

Theatre group – Pierrot troupe

The Cast

Rajesh Kumar – Rickshaw Wala
Himanshu Srivastava – Sharaabi
Jaskiran Chopra – Paan Wali
Gaurang Mohan – Auto wala

Lights – Niti Phool
Sound – Jaskiran Chopra
Sets –Ajay Sharma
Costumes – Jamazeb
Makeup – Harish Chabbra
Photography – Monica Dawar
Public Relations – Surajit Guha & Syed Amjad Ali
Production – Niti Phool
Patronage – Ashok Purang

Play Stats

Play Genre – Comedy

Duration – 120 mins

Language – Hindi, Urdu

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 13-Nov-2016

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