Tagore Hall Witnessed Ropyi Rood Today

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: Ropyi Rood means the rain of money in Kashmiri and a packed Tagore Hall witnessed it happen. Sahil Shafi directed...

Overdone Comedy Exposed The Secret Plan

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: Written in 2013 by Sheikh Haneef and directed by Gul Javaid, the Secret Plan was enacted by the artists of...

Tomorrow’s Hope Failed In Taking Off From Today’s Stage

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: It was another plot revolving around the exploits of the bourgeoisie in the Kashmir periphery but the bad delivery impacted...

In Tagore Hall, Sarkaar Was In Suspended Animation

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: It was yet another performance-based in playwright Dr Sohan Lal Koul’s Sarkaar that Shafiq Qureshi directed as part of the...

Basic Life Challenges Had Audience Overwhelmed On Sunday

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: In 2019 sci-fi, Ad Astra Brad Pitt’s character Roy McBride says: “We go to work, we do our jobs and...

Bochi Explained How Hunger Feeds The Appetite In Kashmir Society

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: Bochi, the Kashmiri word denotes hunger – hunger of food, wealth, authority or of fame. Hunger simply is hunger, but...

In Tagore Hall, It Was a Bold Confession

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: Dr Sohan Lal Koul’s Confession directed by Hassan Javaid, was perhaps a bold theme that the on-going 13-day Annual Drama...

Tike Lal Was Enacted Again, Audience Loved The Protagonist

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: With subtle hints to the increasing unemployment, pollution and abandoning the endemic culture; materialism and women’s rights were the major...

Premchand Story Attempted Addressing Dumbfounded On Stage

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: In the ongoing Annual Drama Festival at Tagore Hall, Reshi Rashid’s Wathh was appreciated for its simple storytelling by the...

Legendary Subhan Hajam Makes A Theatrical Returns To Manage An Ailing Society

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: How devious people divide the ‘wise’ for perpetuating their assumed status was the fundamental story to Artche Kaal, the second...

When Parents Quarrel At Home, It Is A Vutre Bunul

by Mehru N Nisa SRINAGAR: It was Vutre Bunul that marked the beginning of the Annual Drama Festival at Tagore Hall, Srinagar. Vutre Bunul is...

Nek Bab Memories

For four decades, Shadi Lal Koul reigned as one of the popular Kashmiri names in theatre, reports Nazir Rather  After graduating from Amar Singh in 1972...

I Am The Witness

by Shams Irfan (A still from Arshid Mushtaq’s play Buh Chus Sheahid.) On a cold winter afternoon in Kashmir’s oldest state owned college auditorium people sat...

“Artist has to reflect common man’s pain, aspirations and dreams”

After passing through a security post at the entrance of Nawai Subah complex in Srinagar, media studios of private television producers show up. Housed...

Telling Stories

Kashmiris have finally explored the art of venting their anger in a subtle manner. Shams Irfan observes a year when a decades old conflict...

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