1947 - Play.
Script & Direction: Dr M Sayeed Alam. Cast : Saleem Shah.
About the Play: Its on Partition and Pakistan; dotted with lots of humor, wit and satire as well as lots of pains and pathos, performed by 45 year old Saleem Shah as 90 year old Ghazanfar Hussain.
1947 is Pierrot's Troupe's yet another highly acclaimed drama, performed by Saleem Shah, a renowned 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.
Succinctly speaking, the play 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.
Pricing Details : Tickets - Rs 500/-, Rs 300/-, Rs 200/- & Rs 100/-.