Quintessential thespian actor of India, Naseeruddin Shah, is all set visit Dhaka next month.
Naseeruddin Shah, a powerful household name in Indian silver screen and theaters, is not a stranger for Bangladeshi film aficionados.
The actor is immensely popular in this sub-continent for his acting prowess and Blues Communications took the initiative to bring this phenomenon in Dhaka.
Presented by City Bank, the satirical and humorous stage production will be performed in front of Bangladeshi audience for the first time on 21st April.
The news has been confirmed by managing director of the company, Farhadul Islam.
“We always try to give audience a different touch of entertainment, and this play is part of that effort,” Farhadul Islam said.
Naseeruddin Shah will feature in a play here, titled ‘Ismat Apa Ke Naam’, presented by his troupe Motley. The much-anticipated play is scheduled to be staged at Hall 4 of International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital. The gates will open at 6 PM.
Besides Naseeruddin, prestigious actors Heeba Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah will also grace the stage. Heeba happens to be Naseeruddin and his wife Ratna’s daughter in real life.
Directed by none other than Naseeruddin Shah himself, ‘Ismat Apa Ke Naam’ illustrates three different touching stories ‘Chui Mui’, ‘Gharwali’ and ‘Mughal Bachcha’. The staging is a tribute to Ismat Chughtai, an Urdu writer renowned for her outspoken and revolutionary style of writing. The three story-lines, although different from each other, fundamentally deal with women and their survival in a patriarchal society.
The first story will be narrated by Heeba Shah, who will portray ‘Chui Mui’. The second act will be narrated by Ratna Pathak Shah in the grand tradition of grandmother’s stories, moving between the roles of a narrator and characters like Gori Bi and Kaale Miyaan of ‘Mughal Bacha’. The third story will be performed by Naseeruddin Shah- ‘Gharwali’, depicting a prostitute cum maid.
All the three parts depict women’s existence in patriarchal society in a satirical fashion. The official page of Blues Communication described the show saying, “The entire play, which will unfold 3 of her short stories presented as solo enactments by the likes of Ratna Pathak Shah and Heeba Shah, promises to mesmerize the audience.”
Tickets of this theatrical extraordinaire will soon be available at specified branches of the City Bank.
View the event page on Facebook here.