Drama festival starts in Hyderabad with Amjad’s sarod! – The New Indian Express

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HYDERABAD: Dean Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the master of the classic sarod, will pay tribute to Hyderabadi theater legend, the late Qadir Ali Baig, at the Qadir Ali Baig Theater Festival starting November 16. “I look forward to offering my love and respect through my music as a humble greeting to the artistic and creative journey of Baig saheb,” says Ustad Amjad. The concert will be followed by a screening of MS Sathyu’s classic film on the Indian score Garm Hava featuring Balraj Sahni and Farooque Shaikh in the restored courtyard of Moazzam Jahi market.

An exciting lineup of Satish Alekar, Ramesh Talwar, Indian People’s Theater Association, Juhi Babbar and Rakesh Bedi, as well as bands from Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati and Hyderabad, will take part in the week-long extravaganza.

Film screenings, workshops and panel discussions on various aspects of theater are part of this week-long festival. In its 17th year, the Qadir Ali Baig Theater Festival was the only arts festival in India to take place live, even during the pandemic. Organized by renowned theater revivalist and Padmashri-winning film actor Mohammad Ali Baig, this flagship Telangana theater festival showcases the who’s who of international theater and film every year.

This year’s repertoire of plays focuses on the theme of freedom at 75. Assam’s Seagull Repertory features Kamladevi, a bio play about the life of freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Aloke Chakravarty from Kolkata presents Toba Tek Singh, which is based on Manto’s short story. Ekjute’s Juhi Babbar along with With Love, Aap ki Saiyaara and IPTA’s Bhookhe Bhajan Na Hoye Gopala will be featured.

HYDERABAD: Dean Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the master of the classic sarod, will pay tribute to Hyderabadi theater legend, the late Qadir Ali Baig, at the Qadir Ali Baig Theater Festival starting November 16. “I look forward to offering my love and respect through my music as a humble greeting to the artistic and creative journey of Baig saheb,” says Ustad Amjad. The concert will be followed by a screening of MS Sathyu’s classic film on the Indian score Garm Hava featuring Balraj Sahni and Farooque Shaikh in the restored courtyard of Moazzam Jahi Market Interesting line-up from Satish Alekar, Ramesh Talwar, Indian People’s Theater Association, Juhi Babbar and Rakesh Bedi, plus bands from Mumbai , Kolkata, Guwahati and Hyderabad, will take part in the week-long extravaganza. Film screenings, workshops and panel discussions on various aspects of theater are part of this week-long festival. In its 17th year, the festival Qadir Ali Baig was the only arts festival in India to take place live, even during the pandemic Organized by renowned theater revivalist and award-winning film actor Padmashri Mohammad Ali Baig, this flagship theater festival in Telangana showcases the who’s who of international theater and film every year. This year’s repertoire of plays focuses on the theme of freedom at 75. Assam’s Seagull Repertory features Kamladevi, a bio play about the life of freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Aloke Chakravarty from Kolkata presents Toba Tek Singh, which is based on Manto’s short story. Ekjute’s Juhi Babbar along with With Love, Aap ki Saiyaara and IPTA’s Bhookhe Bhajan Na Hoye Gopala will be featured.

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