The Ashok, Diplomatic Enclave, 50b Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Pierrot’s Troupe presents
Ghalib In New Delhi
(Hindi Comedy )
Oct 25 (Sat.), 7:30 pm – ASHOK THEATRE, Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Cast: M.S. Alam, N. Phool. H. Chhabra, V. Gupta & others
Script and Direction: Dr. M. SAYEED ALAM
Duration- 1:40 hrs.
Purveyor of original plays, particularly in the genre of comedy, in India, Pierrot’s Troupe brings, this time around, Ghalib In New Delhi -- the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy play in recent times.

This rip-roaring comedy has the great erstwhile Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib revisiting his beloved ‘Dehli’, now ironically ‘Delhi’, in 2008 to witness his posthumous fame, something that was quite elusive in his lifetime.

The entire plot revolves around Ghalib striving against an omnipotent identity crisis, beginning with the occupants of his ‘Haveli’ mistaking him as Ghalib’s ‘Jinn’. This forces him to stay with a ‘Bihari’ boy, Jai Hind, a Delhi University student, in a servant quarter. His confidence is further shattered when Jai Hind and his landlady Mrs. Chaddha recognize his worth only through the voice of Jagjit Singh, and the screen portrayal of Naseeruddin Shah. Persuaded by the duo and in desperate need of recognition, Ghalib decides to ‘sell’ himself. The consequent press conference turns out to be a damp squib with the journalists being more interested in post-conference snacks and juicy headlines. Ghalib then opts for an advertising agency to perpetuate his presence in the minds of the people. What is the fate of Ghalib? Does his rebirth spell further disaster? Is Delhi a mere travesty of his hopes and aspirations? The answer lies in watching Ghalib in New Delhi, a laugh riot posing some serious questions about the stagnating moral codes.
The Times Of India- A delightfully irreverent script

The Hindu- A refreshing expose of life around us.

The Statesman- A play marked for the unprecedented attendance.

The Asian Age- Enthralling and amusing

The Tribune - An interesting stuff of a burlesque rib tickling comedy

The Hindustan Times – A fun-filled play

The Pioneer - Splitting performances by the cast

The Indian Express - An unmitigated success

Delhi Times (TOI)- Satirical, hilarious and witty

Tickets: Rs. 250/ - available at ASHOK THEATRE on the day of show (11am to 7:30pm). For details, Tele Booking, Bulk Booking Contact: 9810255291, 9810460366 , 40506826 ,29944635, [email protected], [email protected] AND/OR and/or call 39895050. Visit us at

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Added by Dr M Sayeed Alam on September 17, 2008