Sahir-Kahaan Ho Tum?, Kolkata 20th May, 2023
After launching this show in his hometown Ludhiana on his birthday, 8th March, 2019, this 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 Nehru Centre, and then to Jaipur on 24th January, 2020. Upon invitation of Udaipur Tales, this show was later staged on 13th November, 2022 in the sprawling lawns of Bamboo Saa Resorts in Udaipur. The show was repeated in Mumbai on 23rd February, 2023 at the invitation of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., exclusively for its corporate clients.
After a gap of nearly 6 years, Ibaadat returned to Kolkata on 20th May, 2023 with its Sahir show staged at G.D. Birla Sabhagar. The show was scripted in our unique conversational style. In this musical drama, 14 of his most poetic film songs were rendered by 5 consummate singers while another 61 mukhdas/antaras were sung in tarannum. In addition, 29 of his ghazals and shers were also recited. The event received marvelous appreciation.
Some messages received…
I absolutely loved the whole evening! Vidya Shah, CEO, Edelgive Foundation
A fantastic performance…we were spellbound. Sumit Bose, Former Secretary, Ministry of Finance
The narration, recitation of shaayri and mellifluous songs with authentic soundtracks transported us in time. Manoj Mohanka, Chairman, Charlestown Capital Advisors
Ufff! is an extremely versatile word. It is used to express irritation, impatience and even frustration. But in its more sublime usage, Uffff! (yes, with many ffffs) is when you use it to express heightened marvel or a joyous disbelief. 'Sahir' was a very large Uffff! ऐसी शामें कम होती हैं, जो रौंगटे भी खड़े करे, और सुकून भी दे. Supriya Newar, Writer
We couldn’t have been anywhere else on this earth last evening but in Kolkata for the show. After coming back to India after 22 years, your shows have given us a purpose in our lives. Our bucket list is to watch all your programmes before we call it a day. Atul Bagai, Head, United Nations Environment Programme Country-India and Dipa Bagai, Advisor, National Health Authority
We owe a standing ovation to Prithvi, the junoon with which he presented Sahir. The evening was qaabil-e-daad…the singers, sets and narrative. Mudar Patherya, Director, Trisys Communications
Lovely show…will cherish every moment. Nitin Mathur, Executive Chef, Taj Bengal
Outstanding. Would love to support your future shows. Padam Prakash Gupta, MD, Techno Electric & Engineering Co. Ltd.
Sensational. Each and every one was superb. We were riveted the entire show. I loved every minute of it. Arun Lal, Former Test Cricketer
A wonderful experience. Ekavali Khanna, Actress, Film & Web Shows
A great show. Sharad Khaitan, Hony. Consul of Republic of El Salvador, Kolkata
An enthralling evening. Hashim Khan, Convenor, Rafi Lovers Circle
A wonderful show. It was mesmerising…we really enjoyed every second of it. The research done is really commendable and the presentation was outstanding. Manish Biyani, President, Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar
Truly, a magical evening. Spectacular performance by each. A mesmerising musical which brought to life the story of a true legend, Sahir Ludhianvi. Payal Singh Mohanka, Author & Documentary Film Maker
Thoroughly enjoyed the show which was brilliantly compered and fully supported by the excellent singers. Asish Gupta, Advisor, Adani Ports Ltd.
Thoroughly enjoyed. Sanjay Budhia, Managing Director, Patton International Ltd.