The director Saif Hyder Hasan has showcased his magic with Ek Mulaqaat, a play starring the artistic Deepti Naval and the talented Shekhar Suman. This play is based on the unrealized love between two of India’s greatest poets, Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi.
What’s Ek Mulaqaat About:
On an eerie cold winter night, Amrita is sitting on the terrace of her house when she gets a trunk call from Mumbai which makes her wonder who it could be as she doesn’t know many people from the city. Before she could answer, Sahir appears in front of her. The play revolves around the whimsical and witty play of words between Amrita Pritam (Deepti Naval) and Sahir Ludhianvi (Shekhar Suman), which displays their love for each other, their anger, their emotions, and a lot more.
Ek Mulaqaat is a unique blend of poems, Shayaris, and clever and witty use of words to express a very deep form of emotion which requires a lot of attention and concentration to grasp its full meaning. Once you get acquainted with the words of the play, it becomes an experience to savor. This play is a two-man show with no room for errors. Words cannot do justice to the performance of Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval. The recitation of the poems and shayaris by Shekhar was a symphony to our ears and the chemistry between them was immaculate.
What Could Have Been Better:
The Urdu and Hindi poetry was a little complex to understand and deserved a lot of concentration, but as the director Hasan says, “The magic of poetry is such that even if you don’t understand every word, you get the gist of it”.
Why You Should Watch:
Ek Mulaqaat is a complex, well-written play with a cast of talented actors and crew. The use of poems, shayaris, and the performance by Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval come together harmoniously to provide an experience to savor and something that you will never forget. The play hasn’t lost its originality to make it appeal to the masses, hats off to the playwright for that! This was their 77th successful performance and they are gaining exponential popularity with each performance. This play will attract a lot of people, so make sure you book your tickets in advance.
– Written by Ajay Alford.
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