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Jashn-E-Qalam's Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai - Bedi, Kamleshwar and Mohan Rakesh

Storytelling | 1hr 20mins
Shashwita Sharma
Shashwita Sharma
KC Shankar
KC Shankar
Vicky Ahuja
Vicky Ahuja
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Literature mirrors society and great writers are seers of life! Jashn-E-Qalam celebrates the genius of eminent litterateurs with Dramatic Readings and Performances of their notable works. In the process becoming a reason for people to meet, share and most importantly...listen!

Solo performances of short stories: Chechak Ke Daag, Parmatma Ka Kutta, Apne Desh Ke Log.
Enacted by Shashwita Sharma, Vicky Ahuja and KC Shankar.

Rajinder SIngh Bedi's gift for finding the inner meaning in outer reality, took Bedi into the realms of suggestion, symbolism, metaphor and allusion. Some of his memorable contributions to Hindi cinema can be seen in classics like Ek Chaadar Maili Si, Dastak, Madhumati, Abhimaan, Anupama, Satyakam, Devdas and Mirza Ghalib.

Mohan Rakesh was a modernist innovator in Hindi who deeply influenced India's multilingual literary culture after Independence. His full-length plays Ashadh ka ek din (1958), Lahron ke rajhans (1963) and Adhe Adhure (1969) became seminal works of urban theatre, while his fiction sustained the new story and new novel movements nationally.

Kamaleshwar's works depict the trials and tribulations of a fast changing society, groping for new values in the face of the collapse of the old value system. He was also a prolific screenwriter who deftly blended the thin line between art and commerce in films like Sara Aakash, Aandhi, Mausam, Rajanigandha, Rang Birangi, Choti Si Baat and Mr. Natwarlal.

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