Sahir-Kahaan Ho Tum? Jaipur 24th January, 2020
After launching this show in his hometown Ludhiana on his birthday, 8th March, 2019, the Sahir show was staged in Delhi on 29th July 2019, with a repeat back-to-back performance on 30th July, 2019, both days to packed houses. This show was then taken to Mumbai on 4th October, 2019 at the packed Nehru Centre, and then to the 1300+ modern Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on 24th January, 2020. The show was scripted in conversational style. In this musical drama, 15 of his most poetic film songs were rendered by 5 consummate singers while another 66 mukhdas/antaras were sung in tarannum. In addition, 29 of his ghazals and shers were also recited. The event received an overwhelming appreciation.
Some messages received…
Huzur, you painted the canvas, the way you narrated…brilliant, mesmerising, top team ... will make it big... look forward for only with me.... one dinner... कुछ पल...हमारे साथ भी! Sanjay Agarwal, Managing Director, AU Small Finance Bank Ltd.
Just no words to describe the wonderful evening. Such enthusiasm for a program in Jaipur is normally not experienced. Sangeeta Gupta (Daughter of music director Madan Mohan)
Like always well drafted and curated…storytelling is your great art, it was a poetic story, gripping and captivating, mixture of tragedy, patriotism and hope like 1970-80 movies. You get the critics award of best producer, director and writer. Rajiv Arora, Co-Founder, Amrapali Jewels/Chairman, Jaipur Citizen Forum
A very well researched and beautifully conceptualised show on the great poet...his life events, ideology, dreams and disappointments were portrayed nicely. The selection and rendition of his famous songs was outstanding. Will cherish for long. Devendra Bhushan Gupta, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan
A wondrous show. Truly a marvelous addition to Jaipur’s annual creative offerings and expands its cultural space. Salahuddin Ahmad, Retd. Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan
An excellent show as always. Your narratives in the show reflected deep down research on the life of this great lyricist. The selection and rendition of songs was fantastic. The show just enthralled us and took us down the memory lane to the golden era of 60s and 70s. Ashok (and Neeru) Jain, Retd. Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan
This was another superb performance. Sahir's life and work was beautifully brought out. His poetry came alive the way it was recited and sung by the artistes. I love your great efforts to revive poetry. Arun Kumar, Retd. Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan
Spellbound. Your program is a new dimension for music lovers. Krishna Bhatnagar, Retd. IAS (1967 batch)
It was a well-researched work put into a very enthralling performance. Rukmani Haldea, Retd. IAS
Thanks for a wonderful evening. A journey through the glorious melodies musical era of our youth days. Jagadish C. Mohanty, Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajashtan
Accolades to you. My colleagues/clients told me that the function went off very well. Ravindra Muhnot, Advisor, Wonder Cement Ltd.
Enriching, enchanting, exhilarating!!! An absolutely outstanding show on Sahir in Jaipur last week. It was - by some distance - the greatest lyrico-musical experience I have ever had. To bring out - so beautifully and effectively - the entire range of complexities of Sahir's personality and relationships through his poetry, brilliantly woven around your conversation, was indeed a commendable task. The whole program was conceived and presented in such an interesting manner that there wasn't a dull moment for a single second. The entire audience in the jam-packed auditorium, comprising passionate lovers of poetry and music, were glued to their seats for 2.5 hours, and left craving for more. Heady stuff. Pradip Narain, Director, Institute of Maths & Economics, New Delhi
Incredible experience! You created magic, and the spell of Sahir’s poetry will stay with me for a long long time...A two-and-a-half-hour performance, without a break, felt like it had ended too soon. The depth of the research on the lyricist’s life and work, and the wonderful talent of the singers and presenters brought alive Sahir Ludhianvi like never before, and perhaps after! A top-class performance! Dipa Singh Bagai, Advisor, National Health Authority, New Delhi
A big treat. The Sahir Ludhianvi show was the result of your pain-taking exercise to bring the life of this man really alive before such a large audience. Dr. P. C. Dandiya, Distinguished Emeritus Professor & Advisor, SMS Medical College Jaipur
The show was fantastic…well-researched, well presented and kept us spellbound. It is commendable that a group of non-professionals could produce this kind of show. Dr. Shanti C. Mathur, Retd. Prof. & Head, SMS Medical College and Hospital