Ekjute is 35 – Day 918

By 30 September, 2016Uncategorized





Begum Jaan


















Ekjute founded by Nadira Zaheer Babbar, a veteran of National School of Drama is among the most reputed theatre groups in Mumbai celebrating 35 years of glory. A festival titled Rang Parwaaz Mahotsav launched on 24 September will go on till 2 October at Prithvi Theatre. A delighted Nadira Babbar said on the occasion, “Theatre came into my life 48 years ago, Ekjute is not just my theatre group but my best friend, a friend who has inspired me, encouraged me, supported me and lend me my identity”.

For the next few days catch the best of theater world at Prithvi Theaters featuring workshops, platform performances and a variety of plays to choose from which includes Sakubai, Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan, Jhumru and Jhumri.in, Hirkani Burj,Yumrajji Kuch Kariye, Begum Jaan, Dayashankarki Diary and Sandhya Chaya.

I have shortlisted three plays I plan to watch are Salaam 1950s Ke Naam about the writer director Nadira Zaheer Babbar’s love and admiration for the cinema of 1950s.This mega musical is her way of telling a tale which is not alien to the audience and in fact is a walk down memory lane for those who’ve grown up watching films of that era.

Jaise Sookhe Huey Phool Kitaabon Mein Milein is an interesting tale about a Library being bought by a builder to raise a mall. The books are on sale and enters Anjali Mathur into the library to buy these books. Seeing her passion for books, the authors suddenly come alive and want to recite their creations to the professor.Footnotes of Life – Haashiye Zindagi Ke…is about seemingly random events, involving personal relationships or chance meetings with strangers, impermanent but interesting.


Jhumru Jhumri



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