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August 1, 2016 , By BlabberCat

Noor Jahan: An empress reveals

Noor Jahan: An empress reveals

A play about the emancipated Noor Jahan and her love story with Emperor Jahangir. A tale of love that begins with the youthful passion of Mehrunissa for Jahangir, to the mature Noor Jahan in captivity. Both facets of Noor Jahan come to life in the play and tell the story of a woman who was a poetess, designer, architect, perfumer, lover and an Empress who defined women’s emancipation long before it became a term the world knew. Court intrigues cannot pull her down nor custom stale her effervescent spirit. The play spans the life of this enigma and takes you on a racy tale of short scenes through the twists and turns of romance as many try to end NoorJahan’s meteoric rise.

NoorJahan: An Empress Reveals is the newest play Delhi’s oldest Theatre group Yatrik. The play is written and directed Avijit Dutt and features Vidushi Mehra, Vani Vyas, Oroon
Das, Priyanka Sharma, Yuvraj Bajwa, Rea Krishna and Shekhar Murugan. The play is in English.

An event Centre Stage Creations https://www.facebook.com/CStageCreations/?fref=ts

 

Review: A beautiful script executed with passion and fire. The artistes performed so well that even the last dialogue was thrown with the same power as the first. The carefully chosen background score effectively set our mood and I noticed a lot of heads bobbing with the music notes during the brief intervals.

But speaking from a 20-something mindset, it could have been a little more realistic when it came to the set design, and supporting action in the background. Even if it’s folding a large piece of blanket or doing hand embroidery on it, it could be a tad more real because my mind kept getting distracted why is it taking so long to do whatever they’re doing. Besides these nuances, I missed seeing a throne and anything that represents that opulence of the Mughal era.

Those who are well versed with history and especially the tales of Mehrunissa, might have found the play unjust to the richness of historical events. BlabberCat purrs thrice for Noor Jahan: An emperor reveals.

 

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