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Major Mohommed Ali Shah, a former Army officer and an IIM graduate present's : The " Major" actor's assorted monologues

Major Mohommed Ali Shah, a former Army officer and an IIM graduate present's :  The " Major" actor's assorted monologues

Synopsis :

A series of brief monologues recited and enacted by, a former Major of the Indian Army, and Theatre enthusiast - Major Mohommed Ali Shah, an IIM graduate who holds your attention for an hour where he enacts the speech of popular play wright Mohan Rakesh's most popular play " Aadhe adhure" in shudh hindi, Ali narrates the story of Odipus and Rex, an ancient Greek tragedy in chaste urdu followed by a complicating and a hillarious piece where he explains how he becomes his own grandpa in english. A few speeches from William Shakespeare's popular plays such as " Julius Caesar" and "The merchant of Venice". Recitation of Mirza Ghalib's letters which he knows byheart, a nazm by popular poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz apart from other monologues and couplets which will grip you and make you hold on to your seats.

About the artiste :

Major Mohommed Ali Shah did his first play when he was 5 years old and has been bitten by the bug of acting since then. He has a huge body of work in Theatre including several productions with allumni's of The National School of Drama. He did his schooling from Lawrence School Lovedale and graduation from Fergusson college Pune. While in Pune he acted in several short films with the students of The Film and Television Institute of India and has a certificate from there. He joined the short service commission in the Army to train as a " Commando" and was posted at the Indo - Pak border at the line of control as a young Lieutenat. He was awarded a commendation card for his exceptional and meritorious service to the nation for being unmindful of his own personal safety and going beyond the call of duty while serving with the ' Assam rifles" in the North East. He is an allumni of the prestigious IIM Calcutta and has done Theatre with Thespians such as Tom Alter and Naseer Uddin Shah ( who incidentally is his father's younger brother). His father was the Former Deputy Chief of The Army Staff and is currently the Vice Chancellor of The Aligarh Muslim University. He has acted in FTII alumnus Shriram Raghavan's " Agent Vinod", Vishal Bhardwaj's " Haider" which won 5 National awards apart from from several other prestigious film awards. He has recently completed shooting for National School of Drama alumnus and National award winning director Tigmanshu Dhulia's latest film " Yaara". Incidentally and interestingly both Vishal Bhardwaj and Tigmanshu Dhulia are both national film award winners. Ali won the coveted award of “ Best actor” at the prestigious Delhi International Film Festival, “Best actor” at the International Film Festival of Prayag apart from a ‘ Special mention by jury and critique’s” for outstanding performance, “ Best actor” at the Aligarh Film Saaz International Film Festival. Despite having several film offers Theatre remains the first love of this " Major" actor.

Venue :

The Jeff Goldberg Studio: Mumbai Add :Gazebo House ,133 Hill Road, Above Mamagoto Chinese Restaurant, Bandra (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India

Date : 09th July 16.
Time 08 PM.

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