Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Come October, and two of Naseeruddin Shah’s most acclaimed plays will be staged at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall here. The two Hindustani plays, Katha College and Ismat Apa Ke Naam are being performed in support of the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) on October 2 and 3.

Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Imaad Shah, Jameel Khan, Om, Manoj Pahwa and Seema Pahwa, Katha College has three classic tales namely, Bade Bhai Saheb (by Premchand Munshi) which is a tale of two brothers, narrated by the younger sibling about his older sibling.

The second is the famous Shatranj ke Khiladi, also by Premchand Munshi which is a satire set in the days just prior to 1857, and is about two indulgent feudal lords obsessed with the game of chess at the cost of everything else — personal or political. The last is Sankraman by Kamtanath which is a story of how most people hitting middle age are startled by memory flashes of their own parents and how similar their behaviour seems at that age. Ismat Apa Ke Naam narrates three stories by the revolutionary Urdu writer Ismat Chugtai namely Amar Bel, Naani ki Naani and Do Haath. For further details call Joyce at 080-23414681.

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