On popular public demand, Sutradhar is presenting a repeat performance of Rangadhara Theatre Stream's 99th production – Main Rahi Masoom, a solo performance enacted by Vinay Varma and directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalkar. The performance is at Bhaskara Auditorium, B M Birla Science Centre, on 16th November, at 7:30pm.
The play is a biographical sketch of the famous Hindi and Urdu writer, the Late Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza. The script has been compiled by Sutradhar from a 519-page Hindi journal called Abhinav Kadam, dedicated exclusively to the memory of Rahi on his 75th birthday, and from various sources from the Internet. Inputs from his son, Nadeem Khan, and his wife, Nayyar Jahan, also helped recreate the personality of Masoom.
This 70-minute monologue shows how Rahi detested communal and vote-bank politics, and how he fought against the divisive forces in the country through his writings. He was a staunch nationalist who was upfront against fundamentalists on both sides of the divide, and was brutally honest regarding the politics of hatred.
Rahi's journey begins on 1st September, 1927, in Gangauli, a village in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, and ends with his vaseeyat in which he wills that he be laid to rest in the lap of the Ganga, who he considered his second mother. He passed away on 15 March, 1992.
In his career spanning 35 years, Rahi Masoom Raza wrote lyrics, dialogues and stories for various movies and television series. His high came with the telecast of the TV series Mahabharat that was based on the eponymous Hindu epic. Rahi, a Muslim, wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the TV series that went on to become the most watched in India.
Entry is by donor passes of Rs. 100 each, available at Sutradhar and Occasions Paite Pooja.
Please contact Sutradhar at 98480-52541 / Occasions Paite Pooja at 6569-2222 / Deepti at 98498-75920 / Aditi 97017-13344 / Junaid 98498-81242 for further details.