Manto, Ismat … Haazir Hain

03 Sep - 05 Sep 2019
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Hindustani Plays (120 mins)

An NCPA presentation in collaboration with Motley

The second of Motley’s series of presentations of Hindustani stories on stage concerns the word ‘obscene’. The story BU (Odour) by Saadat Hasan Manto and LIHAAF (The Quilt) by Ismat Chughtai, for which the writers were tried for obscenity at the Lahore High Court in the 1940’s are accompanied by Manto’s TITWAL KA KUTTA (The Dog of Titwal) one of the very few anti-war stories written in the sub-continent and Ismat Apa’s hilarious account of the Lahore obscenity trial UN BYAAHTAON KE NAAM (In the Name of those Married Women).

Written by Saadat Hasan Manto & Ismat Chughtai

Directed by Naseeruddin Shah

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Imaad Shah/Sayan Banerjee, Sahil Vaid, Heeba Shah & Dhruv Kalra


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Venue: Experimental Theatre
Price: Member: ₹450/-
Non-Member: ₹500/-
Age Group: 18+
Tuesday 03 Sep
7:00 pm
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Wednesday 04 Sep
7:00 pm
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Thursday 05 Sep
7:00 pm
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