“Excitement fills the air, music flows in the wrap city. Grease, paints on young faces in costume glare, soon to purchase drama a comedy. So, let’s open our box of surprises and as the curtain rises. The magic begins and the truth is told and much soon the drama unfolds. Young & old, eager and bold, all await this afternoon divine…… “
With such a zeal, a Comic Drama was performed by the well known artists on the blissful 12th day of April,2018 in the Centennial Auditorium of SRMSCET, Bareilly. The event took place on the behalf of eminent guests, Chairman SRMS; Trust Administrator Er. Subhash Mehra, Dean Academics Dr. Prabhakar Gupta and other prominent guests. Drama is a form of expression, whether you’re portraying a character or any given emotion. With this very motive, “GHALIB IN NEW DELHI” scripted and directed by Dr. Sayeed Alam performed with his talented team. It is India’s longest running comedy; playing since 1997 with more than 410 shows to its credit: No guesses, it is Pierrot’s Troupe’s Ghalib In New Delhi hugely popular, highly acclaimed and widely travelled. The play is an extremely funny account of the 19th century renowned poet Mirza Ghalib’s re-birth in the 21st century India his trials, tribulations and travails — from his birth at the Bus Adda of Delhi to staying in a Servant Quarter with a university student from Patna to dealing with the Punjaban landlady to becoming a Page 3 celebrity.The play features some of the prominent actors of the country; including Himanshu Srivastava, Anju Chhabra, Yashraj Malik, M Sayeed Alam etc, with Dr. Alam playing the role of Mirza Ghalib, he is reputed for his penchant for humorous, historical and historic plays.
“Once you do a piece on the stage, you become that poem or you become that piece. That’s really who you are. Abiding by these, the comic drama proved to be complete enthusiastic and refreshing for the students.