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Sons of Babur

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating

A highly praised play on the era & aura of the Mughals through the eyes of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, based on book written by Salam Khurshid & directed by Tom Alter.

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
The play is inspiring, … Sons of Babur received a standing ovation from the audience … interesting story and mature performances. – The Asian Age – 28 Sept
On stage,the past unfolds as a visual extravaganza through lavish costumes, the sets of the Diwan-i-Khas and some stellar acting. – The Indian express – 31 Oct

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

Play Summary

It is the first ever ; a theatrical equivalent of Mughal-e Azam; a highly entertaining account of the ‘World’ of Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, laid open to the audience from far off Rangoon by the last and deposed Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, played by the one and only Tom Alter, the master of acting, Urdu and history.

The play is written by noted politician-writer and the former External Affairs Minister of India, Salman Khurshid. It has been adapted by Sahitya Akademi Award winner Ather Farouqui and directed by Dr M. Sayeed Alam, known for his penchant for humorous and historic plays.

The two-hour play is about Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor, languishing in exile in Rangoon. In the play, Rudranath Mitra, an ardent admirer of ‘Zafar’ and a student of history, is seeking a grant to visit Zafar’s grave in Myanmar (Burma) for his research work. He has a supernatural experience, in which he meets ‘Zafar’ in person. From there, the play swings between fantasy and reality, past and present, logic and emotion, fact and fiction. In response to Rudranath’s quest and explicit admiration, he is taken on a guided tour by Zafar through various milestone events of the Mughal era. They effortlessly slide into the world of Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb, all seen directing the course of medieval India.

The play is produced by Pierrot’s Troupe — the purveyor of innumerable original, incisive and topical plays, from Ghalib In New Delhi to K L Saigal to Maulana Azad.

Directed by – Dr. M Sayeed Alam

Theatre group – Pierrot troupe

The Cast

Himanshu Srivastava – Rudranshu Sen Gupta

Manish Singh – Aftaab, Peer-o-Murshid, Darbaari

Tanay Tarny – Badshah Shah Jahan

Gaurang Mohan – Bairam Khan, Etmad-ud Daula

Rajesh Singh – Saqi, Abul Fazal, Shahzada Khurram

Nishant Saini – Badshah Humayun, Asaf Khan,

Sahir Dagar – Prabhat, Doctor, Mulla Do Pyaza

Prakhar Chabbra – Shahzadah Akbar

Set : Anmol, Rajnessh
Playwright – Salman Khurshid

Direction – Tom Alter

Lights – Vibhav Srivastava

Sound – Jasdkiran Chopra

Sets – Ajay Sharma

Costumes – Jamazeb

Makeup – Harish Chabbra

Production – Sanjay Gupta

 

Play Stats

Play Genre – Serious, drama

Duration – 120 mins

Language – English

Subtitles – NA

Play release date – 23-Sept-2016

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