Alter on stage
Watch Nayaab: Three rare plays with Tom Alter, which will showcase the life of singer-actor KL Saigal, the lives of Urdu greats and Ghalib's letters
Watch Nayaab: Three Rare Plays with Tom Alter. Today, go down memory lane with KL Saigal, a Hindi-Urdu play based on the life of the iconic singer-actor.
It takes the audience through his early days as a salesman in Delhi, a struggler in Kolkata and finally, as an accomplished musician in Mumbai. On March 2, watch the Urdu Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaira, where you will come face-to-face with greats of Urdu poetry — Zauq, Ghalib, Momin, Dagh and emperor-poet Bahadur Shah Zafar.
On March 3, witness the Urdu play Ghalib Ke Khat, the first-ever drama on Mirza Ghalib’s letters as they are received, read and reviewed by his wife Umrao Begum, his maid Wafadar and his friends and followers, including his favourite disciple — Munshi Har Gopal Taftah, a legendary but long-forgotten poet of Persia. The plays feature Tom Alter and have been scripted and directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam.
On Today, 7 pm. at YB Chavan Auditorium, Jagannath Bhosale Marg, opposite Mantralaya, Nariman Point; on March 2, 7 pm; at Rangaswar, YB Chavan Centre, Jagannath Bhosale Marg, Nariman Point; on March 3, 7 pm; at YB Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point.