Writer – Dr. M Sayeed Alam
Director – Dr. M Sayeed Alam
“K L Saigal” is the first-ever and the only play on the life, times and the musical brilliance of the Legendary Singer and the First Superstar of Indian Cinema -- an eye-opener for the youth; a nostalgic trip for the elders.
It is not merely a musical tribute: It, instead, is an engaging and highly entertaining portrayal of K L Saigal – Saigal as Sita Ji in Jammu, Saigal as Salesman in Delhi, Saigal as Struggler in Kolkata and Saigal as Superstar in Bombay.
In the process, the play also re-creates the music and cinema of yesteryears.
As expected, the play is dotted with the live recital as well as enactment of Saigal’s Ghazals, Film Songs, Dadras, and Thumris which envelope and suffuse the listener as no one else’s do --- “Jab Dil Hi toot gaya hum jee kar kya karenge”, “Aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak”, “Lag gai chot karejva mein hai Rama” and “Baalam aaye baso mor-e man mein”, to name a few.
The play stars Yashraj Malik, who does not only sing like K L Saigal but also looks like him.
The play has been written and directed by Dr. M Sayeed Alam, reputed for his penchant for historic and humorous 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, Cut…Cut…Cut, Big B, Ghalib, K L Saigal, Sons of Babur, 1947, Ghalib Ke Khat, Shah Jahan –O- Mumtaz, Pakistan Aur Alzheimer’s, To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes, Sir Iqbal, Mohan se Mahatma, Akbar The Great Nahin Rahe, etc.