Writer: Jaihind Kumar
Director: Prof Danish Iqbal
Hazrat-e Krishna is Pierrot’s Troupe’s another unique play: It is probably the first ever urdu play on the life and times of Shri Krishna, performed in the Dastaangoi form; not, however, by just one of two actors but by a host of artists. So as a Dastaangoi too, it is a welcome break from the tradition.
Another unique feature of the play is the portrayal of Old Krishna – the central figure of the play reflecting upon his life, thoughts and deeds from his death bed after being struck by the hunter’s arrow.
In the process, the play re-records more than 100 years of the social, spiritual, cultural and political life of ancient India, marked specially for the war of Mahabharata.
The play features some of the prominent actors of the country, including Himanshu Srivastava, Aryan Pratap Singh, Jaskiran Chopra, and M Sayeed Alam with Alam portraying the all-important role of Lord Krishna, the old man.
The play has been written by Jaihind Kumar, a self-effacing Hindi poet and author.
It has been directed by Prof Danish Iqbal, reputed for having written and directed many Dastaangoi performances in the recent past
Last but not the least, the play is produced by Pierrot’s Troupe and Social Pride Welfare Society - the theatre companies credited with giving several new, original and long-running plays, including Ghalib In New Delhi, Lal Quile Ka Aakhri Mushaira, K L Saigal, Ghalib, Chacha Chhakkan In Action etc.