Pankaj Kapur to woo Singapore with dramatic reading of Dopehri on Nov 12

People of Singapore have got an opportunity to witness the talent of multifaceted Indian actor Pankaj Kapur on November 12. He will reveal the story of an old lonely woman Amma Bi through reading of the novel Dopehri penned by him. The event will be organised at Drama Centre Theatre of National Library in Singapore.

Pankaj Kapur
Indian actor Pankaj Kapur. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

This will be a unique presentation as the audience will be taken into the past of the old glorious days of the Nawabi era of Lucknow and the protagonist’s struggle to break out of the old times and find justice in modern times. It is set to be an enchanting experience to have Pankaj breathing life into the characters with his narration and ingenious use of light and sound.

Pankaj Kapur’s unparalleled sensibility and sensitivity towards the essence of writing, his creation of characters and everything which is connected to them is beyond academic education and training. His work is an inspiration for innovative minds as well as new aspiring writers.

His novel Dopehri is set in the streets of Lucknow where sits the Haveli of solitary woman Amma Bi. The story focuses on the journey of Amma Bi from loneliness to self-discovery

Dopehri is presented by Pankaj Kapur’s theatre group Theatron and produced by Supriya Pathak Kapur.

Writing about the performance of Pankaj Kapur, News18, said, “There are some acts that leave an indelible impact on you and your perception about various things in life. One such production is Pankaj Kapur’s one-act play of his novella Dopehri that managed to strike a chord with the audience.”

Pankaj Kapur is gifted with immense talent and showcased his performance in theatre, television serials and films. His most acclaimed film roles till date have been that of Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and Abba ji in Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool (2003), both of which earned him National Film Awards.

He was a household name in India during the 1980s and 1990s through his TV series Karamchand, a surprisingly popular comedy television series in the detective genre and was most recently acting in Office Office, a comic satire on corruption prevalent in the Indian government offices.

Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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