Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Play On Communal Harmony and National Integration

Saare Jahan Se Achcha

This mime won accolades for its creatively pithy portrayal of how the narrow outlooks of people of different faiths can converge to create a symbol of peace and brotherhood.

Concept & Design: Koshish Duration: 8 min. No. of Actors: 6

No. of performances so far: 350

Sab Sey Sasta Gosht

The title means the ‘cheapest of meats’. In stylized theatre, the present play focuses on how innocent are divided on the basis of religion and are used by the corrupt and selfish politicians for their personal benefit.

Script: Dr. Asghar Wajahat Duration: 15 min. No. of Actors: 12

No. of performances so far: 200

Ram Aur Raheem

The play Ram aur Raheem through rib-tickling humour focuses on how two individuals having differences between them fight as one force to eradicate communalism.

Concept: Koshish Script: Aamer Hashmi Duration: 35 min. No. of Actors: 11

No. of performances so far: 6

Rahim Chotu with Family

In this play, conceived as a sequel to Ram aur Raheem, sharp satire on communal feelings, social evils like dowry system, discrimination towards eunachs, irresponsible behaviour of youth etc.

Concept & Script: Aamer Hashmi Duration: 1 hr. No. of Actors: 19

No. of performances so far: 6

Mera Bharat Mahaan

This short play contrasts the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters of this country with the present situation characterized by division of society on religious, caste and regional lines.

Script: Dr. Asghar Wajahat Duration: 45 min. No. of Actors: 14

No. of performances so far: 2


The human race has been divided into different groups in the name of God. But one should realise that god is one and that though the paths are different the goal is the same. The play Maanush underscores this point through an experimental presentation, which is a mix of mime and stylized theatre.

Adapted from the original script of: Dr. Asghar Wajahat Duration: 45 min No. of Actors: 14

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