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Ghalib Ke Khat

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A unique play that portrays Mirza Ghalib’s friends, disciples, wife and even his maid, reading, reviewing & even criticizing his letters.

Theatre feast for Ghalib lovers. – The Hindustan Times – 12 Nov
Pierrot’s Troupe’s plays, get them standing ovation from the audience. They have been able to write their success story with more than 3000 shows of its plays in India and Europe – The Hindu – 1 Dec
A vivacious account of the life and times of Mirza Ghalib. – DNA – 13 Nov

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

Play Summary

Ghalib Ke Khat is the first ever dramatic, multi actor and full length presentation of the personal letters that the great poet wrote to his friends, disciples, and relatives.

In a unique presentation, the play has Mirza Ghalib’s friends, disciples, his wife (Umrao Begum) and even his maid (Wafadar) reading and reviewing, even criticizing his letters. In the process, the audience is introduced to not only Ghalib – his letters, life and life style but also to his near and dear ones, including Munshi Har Gopal ‘Taftah’, a great yet long forgotten poet of Persian, played by Tom Alter.

It features some of the prominent actors of the country; including Tom Alter; Jaskiran Chopra, who excels in portraying the first ever extensive portrayal of Mirza Ghalib’s wife; Anju Chhabra as Mirza Ghalib’s witty and vivacious maid, and Dr M Sayeed Alam in multiple roles.

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

Himanshu Srivastava – Munshi Shiv Naraian Araam, Munshi Hira Singh, Nawwab Shafaq
Gaurang Mohan – Meer Mehdi Majrooh
Yashraaj Malik – Ghulam Hasnain Qadr Bilgrami, Babu Har Govind Sahay Nishat
Rahul Ranjan – Mian Mushki
Nishant Saini – Dad Khan Saiyyah
Rajesh Kumar – Khadim: Hemant Bisht – Khadim

Lights – Niti Phool
Sound – Jaihind Kumar
Music – Vocal & Composition – Manisha & Vachaspati Mishra
Sets –Ajay Sharma: Costumes – Jamazeb
Makeup – M Sayeed Alam: Photography – Monica Dawar
Public Relations – Surajit Guha & Syed Amjad Ali
Production – Sanjay Gupta
Patronage – Ashok Purang

Play Stats

Play Genre – drama

Duration – 90 mins

Language – Hindi, Urdu

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 13-Nov-2016

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