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Ghalib

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An award winning play, 'Ghalib' is a lively, entertaining and vivacious account of an intriguing man named Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, a master yet a rundown poet, a privileged yet a pitiable elite…

The play is punctuated with lots of music, poetry, literary anecdotes and historical episodes that make one thoroughly entertained, humoured, informed and educated. – The Asian Age – 9 Nov 2016

The treat for Urdu Connoisseurs…- The Pioneer – 30 June

Written & Directed by – Dr. M Sayeed AlamTheatre group – Pierrot troupe

Play Summary

‘Ghalib’ play is a lively, entertaining and educative account of the intriguing man named Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib …- The DNA – 23 Jul
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. – The Hindu – 1 Dec

‘Ghalib’ play is a lively, entertaining and vivacious account of an intriguing man named Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib — a master yet a rundown poet, a privileged yet a pitiable elite, an extravagant yet a poor noble, a devout yet a self effacing lover, an irreverent yet a pious husband and a self-seeking yet an altruistic person.

The play has 70 year old Ghalib (played by Tom Alter) narrating the memoirs of his life to his first biographer Maulana Hali.

Ghalib in his inimitable style, laced with humor and satire, takes Hali and audiences to an array of events, depicting Ghalib- the talented child; Ghalib – the carefree young man; Ghalib – the mature middle aged; His wife (Umrao Begum), a God fearing lady wedded to man who defied God; His family that got reduced to two from seven in a very short span of time: His deranged brother, shot dead as a rebel by Britons in 1857: His devout servants, twenty one in total; His lady love (Mughol Jan), who committed suicide: His futile attempts to secure a dignified position in Mughol Darbar, and also the professorship in Delhi College: His contemporaries – virtually a long list

The play features some of the prominent actors of the country; including Niti Phool, M Sayeed Alam, Manish Singh, Himanshu Srivastava and of course inimitable Tom Alter as his look alike i.e. Mirza Ghalib.

The play has been written and directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam, reputed for his penchant for Historical, Historic and Humorous plays
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

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Nishant Saini – Maulana Fazl-e Haq, Aziz Lucknawi, Zainul Abedeen Arif
Mansi Thapriyal – Mughol Jaan Sanam
Rahul Ranjan – Shayar, Kotwal Faizul Hasan
Gaurang Mohan – Kabootar Baaz, Sir Ross, Col Burn
Sahir Dagar — Bansi Dhar Nazir (child), Mirza Yusuf, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Thompson
Rajesh Kumar – Ghalib (12 years),
Safeer Bilgrami
Nishant Saini – Shaayar, Aziz Lucknawi, Zainul Abedeen ‘Arif’
Vibhav Srivastava – Naazir Bansidhar (30 to 70 years), Ustaad Zauq
Himanshu Srivastava – Maulana Hali
Sahil – Kabootar Baaz 2
Master Prakhar – Ghalib’s Adopted Grand Son
Baby Aqsa – Ghalib’s Great Grand Daughter

Lights – Jaskiran Chopra
Sound – Jaihind Kumar
Music – Vocal & Composition – Manisha Mishra & Vachaspati Mishra
Sets –Ajay Sharma
Costumes – Jamazeb
Makeup – Harish Chabbra
Photography – Monica Dawar
Public Relations – Surajit Guha & Syed Amjad Ali
Production – Sanjay Gupta
Patronage – Ashok Purang

Play Stats

Play Genre – Drama

Duration – 120 mins

Language – Hindi, Urdu

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 13-Nov-2016

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