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Maulana Azad Ki Yaad Mein

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Based on a masterpiece of Urdu literature – “Ghubar-e- Khatir”,, this critic loved play, projects various aspects of Maulana Azad’s life at different stages of his life by using 4 characters representing his growth at different age.

Brilliant performances by actors… accent is impeccable, dialogue delivery conveys the dramatic meaning of his character in a clear and powerful manner. – The Hindu – 11 Nov 2016 
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
Clear, apt dialogue delivery and the sensible use of stage craft added more charm in the play leaving the audience mesmerised. – The Pioneer – 8 Dec

 

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

Play Summary

Based on Maulana Azad’s “Ghubar-e- Khatir”, considered a masterpiece of Urdu literature, the play projects various aspects of Azad’s life at different stages of his life by using four characters representing his growth at different age. A freedom fighter, educationist, thinker and statesman, Maulana at the age of 57, reflects on his past life, especially his life in jail and his conversation with Jawaharlal Nehru over tea about tea. The past is brought to life through flashback .

The play begins featuring the childhood of Maulana Azad eventually taking the audience forward to peep into his younger days.

Notably, he was also a renowned scholar, and poet. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was well versed in many languages viz. Arabic, English, Urdu, Hindi, Persian and Bengali. Azad was a brilliant debater, as indicated by his name, Abul Kalam, which literally means “Lord of dialogue” He adopted the pen name Azad as a mark of his mental emancipation from a narrow view of religion and life.

Featuring veteran actor Tom Alter, the play focuses on the life of Maulana Azad and how he contributed to the Indian freedom struggle.

The play features some of the prominent theatre actors of the country; including M Sayeed Alam,Tom Alter, Ayman Ansari & Niti Phool.

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.

The Playwright – London-based renowned expert on International Affairs, and an equally brilliant “fiction writer ” – Dilip Hiro.

Scripted & Directed by – Dr. M Sayeed Alam

Theatre group – Pierrot troupe

The Cast

Gaurang Angrez jailer,Masita Khan
Rajesh Kumar – Walid Maujlana Azad
Nishant as Maulana habibur rahman khan sherwani
Rahul Ranjan As Dr Syed Mahmud
Alina as Zuleikha Begum
Sahil as Maulana Azad Child

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, serious,

Duration – 60 mins

Language – Hindi, Urdu

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 31-Oct-2016

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