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Celebrate Saadat Hasan Manto With This Satirical Play By Home Productions

Shreya posted on 17 April

What Is It?

Toba Tek Singh, by the ferocious writer Saadat Hasan Manto is being performed in the city. Known as one of Manto’s famous writings, this story is set in the turbulent times of partition. In 1947, neither the poor nor the powerful could avoid the wrath of a massive divide. Inmates of a mental asylum were not spared the political vendetta either. Toba Tek Singh is their story. This adaptation of the short story is the directional debut of an actor Varun Gyanchandani {who is also the founder of Home Productions Hyderabad}.

Who Is It For?

This is for people who enjoy watching good literature being performed as a theatrical act. There have been certain modifications made to the story, along with an original song added by the director. So, if you’ve read the book by Manto and loved it, you might want to see how the director has given a personal touch to this story. Although Manto’s primary language is Urdu, this story is a Hindi adaptation of the same. This is also a great opportunity to get yourself familiar with the work of a writer who was ahead of his time.

Why Should I Go For It?

With the world fighting issues pertaining to religious differences even today, this story will take you back to a time where lunatics were exchanged between the two newly independent countries, and you can witness their suffering. The act also has brought together a great crew of local actors, some poetry and narration from the director. Not only will you get to watch a gem of literature come to life, but also you can pay tribute to a man whose writing is powerful enough to leave you with goosebumps. Grab your tickets to this one hour play now!

When: Saturday, April 21

Where: Apollo Foundation Theatre, Hyderabad

Price: INR 150

Timings: 7.30pm

Find the event on Facebook here.


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Apollo Hospital, Road 92, Film Nagar, Hyderabad

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