Mumbai, Maharashtra

Swar Alaap & Karmayogi Pratishthan present
Pierrot’s Troupe’s K L Saigal (Musical Play)
July 4 (Fri) 8 pm, Nehru Centre
Worli, Mumbai
Script and Direction: Dr. M. Sayeed Alam & Niti Sayeed
Cast – Tom Alter, Uday Chandra, Niti Phool etc.
Duration- 2.00 hrs

It is a revisit to the aura and era of the great K L Saigal. It is a ‘Faction’--- where ‘facts’ blend with ‘fiction’ to result into a musical drama of ‘never before’ kind.

The play portrays Saigal the immortal as well as Saigal the mortal — Saigal as Sita ji in Jammu, Saigal as salesman in Delhi, Saigal as struggler in Calcutta and Saigal as superstar in Bombay.In the process, the play re-lives the music and cinema of yesteryears. And this is how the story of Saigal is replete with events and anecdotes which center no less around the legends of equal stature, say, Ustad Fiyyaz Khan, D.V. Palusker, Punkaj Mullick, R.C. Boral, K.C. Dey, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Narain Rao Vyas and many more.

No less is the play dotted with Saigal’s hits which envelope and suffuse the listener as no one else’s do. Say, “Aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak”, Nukta cheen hai Ghame dil” Rahmat pe teri mere gunahoon ko naaz hai” “Jab dil hi toot gaya ” and “Baalam aaye baso more man mein”,”Babul mora” to name a few.

The play stars prominent theater-cine artistes, notably TOM ALTER, India’s only Urdu speaking white man, and UDAY CHANDRA, who portrays Saigal and recites live as many as 10 hits of the legendary singer.

A recreation of the aura of the great singer – The Times Of India

A presentation of anecdotes from the life of K.L. Saigal – India Today (Hindi)

The play explores the golden years of Indian music and cinema – The Asian Age

One wished it could continue longer – Delhi Times

A pure soul soaking nostalgia – Outlook

A landmark production - The Statesman

A landmark in the history of Hindi musicals - The Hindu
Tickets 450/-, Rs 250/-, & Rs 100/- : Available at www.bookmyshow.com and/or 39895050 and also at the venue on the show day: For tele-booking & details: 9810255291 (Delhi), 9920065336, 9967655057 (Mumbai), [email protected].

Official Website: http://pierrotstheatre.com

Added by Dr M Sayeed Alam on June 26, 2008

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