Sutradhar is presenting Rangadhara Theatre Stream’s 99th production 'Main Rahi Masoom', a solo performance enacted by Vinay Varma and directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalkar. The play is a biographical sketch of the Hindi and Urdu writer, the Late Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza.
The script was compiled by Sutradhar, from a 519-page Hindi journal Abhinav Kadam, and from various sources from the internet. Inputs from his son Nadeem Khan, and his wife Mrs. Nayyar Jahan, also helped recreate Masoom's personality. The 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.
Rahi’s journey began on 1st September, 1927 in Gangauli, a small village in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, and ended with his vaseeyat in which he willed that he be laid to rest in the lap of Ganga, whom he considered his second mother. He passed away on 15 March 1992.
In his career, that spanned 35 years, Rahi Masoom Raza wrote lyrics, dialogues and stories, for films and television series. His high came with the telecast of the TV series 'Mahabharat'. Rahi, a Muslim, wrote the screenplay and dialogue of the mythological that went on to become the most watched TV series in India.
The event is at 7:30pm on 25th October, and donor passes cost Rs. 100 each.
Please contact Sutradhar at 98480-52541 / Pooja at 6569-2222 / Deepti at 98498-75920 / Aditi at 97017-13344 / Junaid at 98498-81242, for further details.