The classic movie Mughal-e-Azam is turned into a spectacular stage musical and is all set to sweep you off your feet this September. The timeless love story of Prince Salim and the courtesan Anarkali is, as we speak, stuff of legends. For the love of this beautiful young woman, Salim rebelled and went to war against his father Emperor Akbar and left us an amazing story behind him. This one at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium in Delhi is surely going to dazzle you and leave you speechless by the end of it.
With the glamour of Manish Malhotra costumes, technical expertise from Broadway and original hit songs such as Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and Teri Mehfil Mein Kismet Aazma Kar, the production promises to be an exhilarating experience. During Barwe’s performance of Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, she truly becomes Anarkali; not the one which Madhubala played, but her own version of Anarkali and such astonishing performance cannot be unseen. Ashima Mahajan as Bahar and Barwe as Anarkali perform song after song, live, complete with the classical technicalities championed by no less than Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum.
Very few faults can be found with Feroz Khan’s Mughal-E-Azam and we assure you a boundless experience with this theatre event in Delhi. Restraining from the excessive use of corners of the stage and sometimes blocking monologues completely from sides of the auditorium has set new standards for this theatrical. Also, the play has managed to improvise on the quality and scale in every aspect of a theatre production.
While the dialogues, the songs, and the story have been evaluated by time to be a thundering success and classics, the theatre has guaranteed a good show from time immemorial. The play lifts the burden gracefully and succeeds in giving the audience its own, a new set of timeless memories from when they watched Mughal-E-Azam the first time during 60’s.