IPTA's KAIFI AUR MAIN
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar
Kaifi Aur Main is a theatrical collage, based on the reminiscences of Kaifi and Shaukat. Scripted by Javed Akhtar, the narrative traces Kaifi and Shaukat's journey. It follows everything from his childhood in Mijwan, their unusual romance culminating in a marriage that lasted 55 years, life in Bombay in the '50s, the Progressive Writers' Movement, Kaifi's social and cultural activism, his path-breaking work as a lyricist in Hindi cinema, his fight against life-threatening illness and their relentless fight to make Mijwan a place of progress. It is also a celebration of Kaifi Azmi's poetry and his unparalleled contribution to Indian Cinema.
The narrative is interspersed with renditions of Kaifi's poems and songs by the young singer, Jaswinder Singh.