6 Plays Starring Naseeruddin Shah That You Must Watch

Naseeruddin Shah is often seen as a prominent artist in India, minus the showbiz. A veteran film and stage actor, he has starred in over 150 films and TV shows. If you are a fan of theatre, you may have seen Naseer’s brilliance on stage too. In 1977, he formed a theatre group called Motley Productions, along with Tom Alter and Benjamin Gilani. The group is active even today, staging plays all over the country. There’s no doubt about it – Naseeruddin Shah is a treat to watch on stage! On his 66th birthday, we bring you a list of his best theatrical performances. Do not miss these plays the next time they stage in your city.

Waiting for Godot

This was the first play by Motley Productions, based on Samuel Beckett’s famous play – En Attendant Godot. It starred Shah and Gilani as two characters who are waiting for a character named Godot. The play ran for three years at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai and received positive reviews for the actors’ performances.

Waiting for Godot still - BookMyShow

Ismat Apa Ke Naam

Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah and Heeba Shah came together for a dramatic reading of Ismat Chughtai’s short stories, put together in a play. Shah narrated the story Gharwali, a comedy drama about a bachelor Mirza, and his maid Lajjo. His narration, as well as characterization of both the characters, is worth a watch!

Ismat Apa Ke Naam still - BookMyShow

Einstein

Based on Gabriel Emanuel’s play by the same name, Motley staged the solo act Einstein, where Naseeruddin played the science genius. In the play, Einstein talks about his childhood, relationships, religious beliefs, the famous Theory of Relativity and more. What Naseeruddin brings is his own eccentricity and brilliant effort to pull off the role of the science genius.

Einstein still - BookMyShow 

 

A Walk in the Woods

 

An adaptation of Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods, the play focuses on two diplomats, Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapoor, who take a private walk in the woods, amidst peace talks between their countries. Both Shah and Kapoor deliver excellent performances that portray their acting talents.

A Walk in the Woods still - BookMyShow

 

Mahatma vs. Gandhi

 

Naseeruddin played the role of Gandhi in the play Mahatma vs. Gandhi, which focused on Gandhi’s relationship with his eldest son. The actor wanted to play the character ever since he auditioned for Richard Attenborough‘s Gandhi. His performance was so well received that he went on to play Gandhi in the film Hey Ram.

Mahatma vs. Gandhi still - BookMyShow

Dear Liar

 

A great lover of G. B. Shaw‘s stories, Naseeruddin got the opportunity to play Shaw himself in this comedy drama. Both he and Ratna Pathak Shah, who plays the stage actress Mrs Patrick Campbell, make a formidable couple as the play delves into the intriguing relationship of their characters.

Dear Liar still - BookMyShow

 

We wish Naseer Sahab a happy birthday and hope to see more of him on stage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


2 + = five

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

More in Theater, Drama and Plays

  • Musical Review: Stomp

    There are a few events that happen in life that completely captivate you and make you burst with excitement. Stomp, the musical...

    Sai GamareDecember 9, 2016
  • Play Review: Can I Help You?

    Do you remember the last time you visited your ancestral home? And, would you be able to describe the sentimental value, if...

    Sai GamareNovember 15, 2016
  • 5 Reasons To Go Watch Hotel Paradiso

    Attention, theatre-lovers! Something exciting is coming your way. Even if you are not a fan of theatre, you need to watch...

    Delnaz DivechaOctober 22, 2016
  • The Mirror Merchants Present Do Boond Roshni Ki & Murgistaan

    Every time a piece of art – be it a play, a book, a poem or a movie – discusses the...

    Sweta VinodSeptember 22, 2016
  • Play Review: 3 Waitteers

    In a time when most of the stories are extremely old, common, used and re-used, the comedy play 3 Waitteers  has...

    Sanaa SurveAugust 4, 2016
  • Play Review: Ismat Apa Ke Naam

    She was abused. Her books were banned. Fatwas were issued against her. Charges of obscenity were leveled at her. But Ismat...

    Delnaz DivechaJuly 11, 2016
  • Play Review: Baa Tane Hun Kya Rakhu?

    If you are a fan of Gujarati theatre and have been a regular, you might notice that the industry has managed to cover...

    Mansi BengaliMay 12, 2016
  • Ladies Sangeet: Play Review

    A sangeet is an integral part of an Indian wedding celebration, and it forms the backdrop of Aadyam’s latest play. After...

    Criselle LoboMay 11, 2016
  • Dinner With Friends: Play Review

    Relationships – we can’t live with them, yet we can’t imagine life without them. Dinner With Friends, a Pulitzer Award-winning play...

    Delnaz DivechaMay 4, 2016

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved