It is India's longest running comedy
;playing since 1997 with more than 410 shows to its credit: No guesses, it is Pierrot's Troupe's Ghalib In New Delhi hugely popular, highly acclaimed and widely traveled. The play is an extremely funny account of the 19th century renowned poet Mirza Ghalib's re-birth in the 21st century India his trials, tribulations and travails -- from his birth at the Bus Adda of Delhi to staying in a Servant Quarter with a university student from Patna to dealing with the Punjaban land lady to becoming a Page 3 celebrity.
features some of the prominent actors of the country; including Himanshu Srivastava, Anju Chhabra, Yashraj Malik, M Sayeed Alam etc, with Dr Alam playing the role of Mirza Ghalib, it has been written and directed by him too. He is reputed for his penchant for humorous, historical and historic plays.
Last but not the least, the play is produced by Pierrot's Troupe - the theater company credited with giving many new, original and entertaining productions to Hindi, Urdu and English Theatre: Ghalib In New Delhi, Maulana Azad, Big B, Ghalib, K L Saigal, Sons of Babur, Ghalib Ke Khat, Shah Jahan -O- Mumtaz, Sir Iqbal, Pakistan Aur Alzheimers, To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes, Raja Nahar Singh, Mohan Se Mahatma etc.