Ghalib In New Delhi

Comedy | Hindi | 1hr 30mins

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Ghalib once said “Dilli ke alawa aur kahin doosra janam nahi loonga“. So Dr. Sayeed Alam brought Ghalib back to his favorite city – Delhi. But the twist is that this time Ghalib will live in 21 st century. The play brought by Pierrot’s Troupe was staged at Canvas Laugh Club. 


What’s The Play About:

Dr. Sayeed Alam brings back the loved poet back to the city he loved the most. Ghalib is reborn in the present-day Delhi to experience the desired fame so elusive to him during his lifetime. The journey of this rebirth takes him to many places – to a bus stop, to the servant quarters where he shares a room with a university student from Patna, and he finally experiences brands endorsing the Page 3 lifestyle. The hilarity of the situations lies in the changes that this city has gone through and how Ghalib interacts with them. The main story plays out with his roommate, Jai Hind, and the landlady, Mrs. Chaddha. Jai Hind speaks a Bihari dialect and broken English and Mrs. Chaddha is quintessential Punjabi lady who listens to Jagjit Singh’s songs. Dr. Sayeed Alam has brilliantly shown the ever-changing socio-political mood of Delhi by bringing in three different languages together. The satirical play has many different acts starting with the bus stop and ending with Ghalib’s high-end apartment, many ads, and phone in hand.


What Works:

 Dr. Sayeed Alam brings back the loved poet back to the city he loved the most. Ghalib is reborn in the present-day Delhi to experience the desired fame so elusive to him during his lifetime. The journey of this rebirth takes him to many places – to a bus stop, to the servant quarters where he shares a room with a university student from Patna, and he finally experiences brands endorsing the Page 3 lifestyle. The hilarity of the situations lies in the changes that this city has gone through and how Ghalib interacts with them. The main story plays out with his roommate, Jai Hind, and the landlady, Mrs. Chaddha. Jai Hind speaks a Bihari dialect and broken English and Mrs. Chaddha is quintessential Punjabi lady who listens to Jagjit Singh’s songs. Dr. Sayeed Alam has brilliantly shown the ever-changing socio-political mood of Delhi by bringing in three different languages together. The satirical play has many different acts starting with the bus stop and ending with Ghalib’s high-end apartment, many ads, and phone in hand.


What Could Have Been Better:

Dr. Sayeed Alam brings back the loved poet back to the city he loved the most. Ghalib is reborn in the present-day Delhi to experience the desired fame so elusive to him during his lifetime. The journey of this rebirth takes him to many places – to a bus stop, to the servant quarters where he shares a room with a university student from Patna, and he finally experiences brands endorsing the Page 3 lifestyle. The hilarity of the situations lies in the changes that this city has gone through and how Ghalib interacts with them. The main story plays out with his roommate, Jai Hind, and the landlady, Mrs. Chaddha. Jai Hind speaks a Bihari dialect and broken English and Mrs. Chaddha is quintessential Punjabi lady who listens to Jagjit Singh’s songs. Dr. Sayeed Alam has brilliantly shown the ever-changing socio-political mood of Delhi by bringing in three different languages together. The satirical play has many different acts starting with the bus stop and ending with Ghalib’s high-end apartment, many ads, and phone in hand.


Why You Should Watch It:

 Dr. Sayeed Alam brings back the loved poet back to the city he loved the most. Ghalib is reborn in the present-day Delhi to experience the desired fame so elusive to him during his lifetime. The journey of this rebirth takes him to many places – to a bus stop, to the servant quarters where he shares a room with a university student from Patna, and he finally experiences brands endorsing the Page 3 lifestyle. The hilarity of the situations lies in the changes that this city has gone through and how Ghalib interacts with them. The main story plays out with his roommate, Jai Hind, and the landlady, Mrs. Chaddha. Jai Hind speaks a Bihari dialect and broken English and Mrs. Chaddha is quintessential Punjabi lady who listens to Jagjit Singh’s songs. Dr. Sayeed Alam has brilliantly shown the ever-changing socio-political mood of Delhi by bringing in three different languages together. The satirical play has many different acts starting with the bus stop and ending with Ghalib’s high-end apartment, many ads, and phone in hand.


Read BookMyShow's review of this play here. 

T&C

  • Age limit: 10+ (subject to change as per the show content).
  • To avail student discount we request you to carry your ID cards.
  • Seating is on first-cum-first-serve basis.
  • Artist line-up may change (sometimes at the last minute) due to external factors.
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