Au Revoir TughlaqPosted by: admin | Posted on: August 31, 2019
A grand illustrious play, directed by veteran director Bhanu Bharti, Tughlaq closed on a high note with star-studded performances. The life of one of the most celebrated emperors of Delhi comes alive on stage through the magic of veteran director Bhanu Bharti. This extravaganza received an overwhelming response from the theatre lovers of Delhi. The play was performed at the ruins of the historic Feroz Shah Kotla to a fullhouse jam packed with glitz and glamour,. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The miraculous realm of the celebrated king was displayed through persuasive performances, engrossing and riveting dialogues. The spectacular ambience had grabbed the eyeballs of almost all the theatre lovers in the Capital.The organisers of the show – Department of Art Culture and Language and Sahitya Kala Parishad – arranged a 1,200 makeshift sitting arrangement at the vast courtyard of the archeological site where Bharti presented the performance. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCommenting on the response of the audience Bhanu Bharti, Director of Tughlaq said, ‘We were stunned with the startling and mind-blowing response of the audience. The long queues and the large footfall during every show is a great inspiration and boost for me as a director. Such theatre events will encourage a large number of actors and directors to take active part in promoting theatre.’The play was performed on a magnificent scale, at this heritage monument site after a long hiatus of four decades. Last, the play was staged by theatre patriarch Ebrahim Alkazi at Purana Quila in 1970s. The play boasted of a star-studded cast with many eminent theatre, Bollywood and television personalities playing key roles. Bollywood actor Yashpal Sharma, who has films like Gangaajal, Aarakshan and Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi to his credit, played the main lead of Tughlaq. ‘It has been a great experience for me to play the lead role of Tughlaq. The tremendous response of audience encourages actors like me to work hard for my audience and fans. The audience of Delhi has been very kind to accept Tughlaq with open arms. I would love to play such roles in theatre again,’ said Yashpal Sharma. The author skillfully portrayed the life and reign of Tughlaq through ineresting dialogues and rivetting scenes. The sultan ended his career in bloodshed and political chaos. The play showcased the slow disenchantment felt with the new politics of independent India, the gradual erosion of the ethical norms that had guided the movement for Independence and the coming to terms with cynicism and real politics.’I was awestruck and impressed with the amazing show. The actors have done a phenomenal job and have played their parts well. I would never get tired of watching this show and would love to see it again and again,’ said Priyanka Kapoor, a young theatre enthusiast.