Hindi Play, Timing: 18:00 [May 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012]
Farhatullah Baig, M S Sathyu, Bharat Kapoor, Ramesh Talwar, Rakesh Bedi, Aasif Sheikh, Aanjjan Srivastav, Javed Khan, Masood Akhtar, Ram Swaroop Mago
Theater > Drama
Mumbai > Maharashtra > India
|Written by: Farhatullah Baig; Directed by: M S Sathyu; Cast: Bharat Kapoor, Ramesh Talwar, Rakesh Bedi, Aasif Sheikh, Aanjjan Srivastav, Javed Khan, Masood Akhtar, Ram Swaroop Mago & Others; This play is based on DILLI KA YAADGAR MUSHAIRA by Fahrtullah Baig. The Mushaira which forms the basis of this heart warming play was the last of its kind in the Mughal Court. The court had a tradition of hosting an annual Mushaira at the Red Fort. In 1857 when the law and order failed in the city of Delhi, it was evident that the Mushaira would be cancelled. But there was one person named Maulvi Karimuddin who went from pillar to post to organise this Mushaira. The cutom was to place a bowl with a candle or flame in front of the poet whose turn it was to recite. |
AAKHRI SHAMA is of historic significance too. Like the custom of the Shama it was the last such symposium held under the direct patronage of the Royal Palace.
Dramatised by Kaifi Azmi.