Bangalore, India (PressExposure) November 11, 2009 -- As a powerful satire, laced with wit and humor of the highest order, the "play 1947" has already awed the audiences and critics alike a great deal.
A monologue, it is being presented by SALEEM SHAH, a renowned theatre, cinema and TV artist, remembered especially for his thought provoking roles in films like Mammo, English August, Naseem, Sarfarosh, Fanaa etc. and TV Series like Just Mohabbat, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi etc.
This play 1947 Sattire, succinctly speaking, takes a fresh, non academic, non political look at the partition of the country in 1947.
The story unfolds in the form of an 85 year old man as well as an Alzheimer's patient -- Ghazanfar Hussein -- , recalling the partition and its immediate as well as long-term aftermath juxtaposed with the loss of memory that he suffers from.
In the process, the old man's non-academic non-descript, and also factually incorrect, personal memoirs of the Partition question a range of stereotypes about the incident - its genesis, its causes, its worth, its effects.
As regards the production house 1947 - Play is Pierrot's Troupe's relatively new production.
Pierrot's Troupe, it has, during its brief history, earned the reputation of being the "purveyor" of original plays in India. A good number of these well-received and critically acclaimed ones include: Ghalib in New Delhi, Cut...Cut...Cut, K. L. Saigal, Ghalib, Tumko Chahoon..., Maulana Azad, Big B, Begum Akhtar, A Private Affair, Cut...Cut...Cut.. etc.etc.
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Few excerpts by newspapers
The play is worth a watch - Wall Street Journal
Another classical by Pierrot's- India Today
The monologue has generous doses of laughter - Indian Express
Rahe Nam ki ek khoobsurat shaam -- Raaj Express
The play is a moving portrayal of the plight of partition -- The Pioneer
A challenge to actor - The Hindustan Times
One of the best Monologues - Central Chronicle The play evoked a sense of dÃ©jÃ vu, which was particularly surreal -The Post (Pakistan) Note: Stay tuned for many more happening plays in New Delhi in November this year.