This is the first ever play on the era, aura and errors of the Mughals, dubbed as the “Theatrical equivalent of Mughal-e Azam” -- a “highly entertaining” account of the ‘World’ of Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, laid open to the audience from far off Rangoon by the last and deposed Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.
The play recreates Babur’s unexpected arrival in India and his unusual return to God; Humayun’s awkward exit from India and then from this world too; Akbar’s ‘intolerance’ (to religious bigotry); Jahangir’s love for wine, women and Kashmir; Shah Jahan’s monumental love for his beloved wife; Aurangzeb’s love for the best of the both ‘worlds’ and Bahadur Shah’s Zafar’s desire to be remembered not as the ‘Last Emperor of India’, but the ‘First Emperor of Democratic India’.
The play is written by noted politician-writer and the former External Affairs Minister of India, Salman Khurshid.
It features some of the prominent actors of the country; including Dr. M Sayeed Alam, Himanshu Srivastava, Manish Singh, Jaskiran Chopra etc.
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, Ghalib Ke Khat, Shah Jahan - O- Mumtaz, Pakistan Aur Alzheimer’s, The Tale of Quarles etc.