on the scene in Mumbai Prithvi Theatre resembled movie screenon Thursday, with gold-bordered red curtains drawn on both sides and decorative ornaments on top. It is set to Bollywood Ka Salaam- 1950 Ke Naam, Mumbai-based theater group Ekjute in the latestart that is a tribute to Hindi cinema from the 50s. It was also thesetting kick off "Caravan Ekjute 30 years, " the group's 30th anniversary celebrations.
Ironic as it may seem, the decision Ekjute Nadira Zaheer BabbarDirector of the play was directed by her belief that the Hindi cinema of the 50s was to "extend the theater, and thus truer to life,in comparison to modern movies. "films from India were in the spirit in the choice of theme and characterization. music used to be nice and hummable then," he recalls.
Despite the love for Hindi cinema and one of the most popular actors in India, Raj Babbar as her husband, a graduate of theNational School of Drama has never dared to movies, two bigscreen appearances ban. Instead, a year after changing heraddress from Delhi to Mumbai, she founded a theater group Ekjutein 1981.
"Theatre is what he loved and was qualified to do. Babbarji Supported by Raj, I carried on my job, " says Nadira. She says she is happy that in the days, despite the problem of multi-annual funding. But in recent years, has eased to some extent. "Today, we are better paid for our concerts. But, subsidies to the theater becomes a lot easier for us, "says Nadira, who wrote, directed and acted in about 100 pieces. Some of the popular productions are Ekjute Sandhya Chhaya, Begum Jaan Ki Dayashankar Acts.Sakubai Ji Jaisi Aapki and Marzi. Along with Bollywood KaSalaam, 18 other production system, the group will travel to Delhi in July.