Theatre teams are again in motion within the metropolis. The line-up of this 12 months’s Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival pays tribute to Hyderabad’s theatre doyen late Qadir Ali Baig.
In its seventeenth version, this 12 months’s theatre pageant might be held from November 16 to twenty. Plays in Hindi, Telugu and English/Hindi, based mostly on works of eminent writers Saadat Hasan Manto, Sagar Sarhadi and Satish Alekar; workshops and panel discussions on elements of theatre might be introduced.
The pageant might be inaugurated on November 16, with a stay live performance by sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at Taramati Baradari auditorium at 7 p.m. “I am looking forward to offering my love and respect through my music as a salutation to Baig Saheb’s artistic and creative journey,” says Padma Vibhushan awardee Amjad Ali Khan from Delhi.
A screening of director M.S. Sathyu’s traditional movie on Partition ‘Garm Hava’ adopted by an interactive session moderated by Arvind Kumar is slated for November 17 on the restored Prince Moazzam Jahi courtyard.
The performs at this pageant coincide with 75 years of India’s Independence. On the anvil on November 18 and 19 is a line-up that features the Hindi play ‘With Love, Aap ki Saiyaara’ written, directed and that includes Juhi Babbar Soni; a Telugu black comedy ‘Mahanirvaanam’ directed by Shaik John Basheer and translated and tailored from Satish Alekar’s Marathi play; Hindi play ‘Toba Tek Singh’ based mostly on Saadat Hasan Manto’s story, tailored for theatre by Rajesh Kumar and directed by Aloke Chakravarty.
The pageant concludes on November 20 with two Hindi performs; ‘Kamaladevi’ written by Vaidehi, directed by and that includes Bhageerathi Bai and Sagar Sarhadi’s satire ‘Bhooke Bhajan Na Hoye Gopala’ directed by Ramesh Talwar, with Rakesh Bedi and Masood Akhtar within the forged. All performs might be staged at Radisson Blu Plaza, Banjara Hills.