Shilpkaar presents Kabeer a musical mono act play in Hindi by Shekhar Sen. This musical mono act play depicts the story of the great reformist, poet and philosopher Kabeer. 600 years ago, this legendary saint challenged deep-rooted social evils. With 45 song sequences, this two hour long play which has an interval unfolds the making of this revolutionary social reformer who was found floating in a pond on his day of birth by a Muslim couple, Neeru & Nima.
He grew up in the ancient holy city Kashi, amidst temples and mosques, only to discover deeply entrenched superstitions, propagated by religious leaders and priests. The play truly reflects the influence of great saints like Guru Ramanand, Raidas, Sheikh Fareed on Kabeer. A touching enactment of Kabeers marriage with Loyee, his meeting with Sikandar Shah Lodhi and other incidents make Shekhars performance stand out.
Sung in a rich voice and supported by melodious music, Kabeers poems, appropriately woven in the play, touch us. This leaves the audience mesmerized after they have rediscovered Kabeers message of love, peace and religious harmony, a message that binds us everyone together and encourages them to shed their predjudices.
Kabeer has been conceived, written, composed, directed and acted by Shekhar Sen. 300 shows of Kabeer have been successful across the globe.