The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi organizes a Prestigious "Hasyam" Comedy Theatre Festival-2019 (Scintillating performances by five Theatre Groups of National Eminence) from 13th to 17th May, 2019 at Tagore Theatre, Sec-18, CHD at 6.30 pm daily. TODAY (13th May) Play – Akabar The Great Nahin Rahe by Pierrot's Troupe, New Delhi, Directed by Dr. M. Sayeed Alam, Sh. Kamal Arora, Chairman, CSNA welcomed the Chief Guest Sh. Manoj Kumar Parida, I.A.S, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration and our special guest First Lady Mrs. Alka Singh after the lighting of the lamp for the inauguration of the five days festival. Our distinguished guest honoured the veteron thespian Keshav Bhrata on the behalf of CSNA and honoured the artists.
Synopsis of the play is given below:-
‘Akabar The Great Nahin Rahe’
Group – Pierrot’s Troupe, New Delhi
Directed by – Dr. M. Sayeed Alam
About Play – Akbar The Great Nahin Rahe is Pierrot’s Troupe’s latest Comedy: A Hinglish Play with every comic shade – spoof, mimicry, satire and farce. What happens when Akbar’s greatness is questioned in today’s India? He finds support in heaven from Ashoka to Alexander to Atal Ji. But, to redeem his name, he needs someone on earth. Who will it be?
To elaborate, this comic take on Akbar’s Greatness introduces us to a ‘Special Area’ in heaven – LUTYEN’s SWARG — meant for kings and emperors whose people call them ‘The Great’. ‘It is discovered one day that the people of India no longer give that title to Akbar and have started seeing him as a foreign invader. Akbar sets out to reclaim his identity and redeem his name. He finds several allies in Heaven. But, he must convince the people of India, and to do that he finds an unlikely ally. Who is this ally? Will he make Akbar The Great again? The audience goes through a roller coaster of dramatic comedy as Akbar sets out on his mission.
The play features some of the prominent actors of the country, including Aryan Pratap Singh, M Sayeed Alam, Tanay Tarny, Bilal Mir etc., with the theatrical experience of each of them spanning over more than 1000 shows, 25 plays and 10 years. The play has been written by Mrinal Mathur, a regular contributor of the much needed original plays to Indian Theatre. It has been directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam, reputed for his penchant for Humour and History. Last but not the least, the play is produced by Pierrot’s Troupe – the theater company credited with giving several new, original and long running COMEDIES, including Ghalib In New Delhi, Cut…Cut…Cut, Big B, Pakistan Aur Alzheimer’s, To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes, Chacha Chhakkan In Action, A Private Affair etc.