Lillete Dubey’s GAUHAR @ EPICENTRE!

Gauhar at Epicentre

Gauhar at Epicentre

 

Director: Lillete Dubey

Writer: Mahesh Dattani

Cast: Rajeshwari Sachdev, Zila Khan, Denzil Smith, Anuj Gurwara, Danny Sura, Gillian Pinto and Parinaz Jal

Language: Eng-Hindustani

Duration: 135 mins (with 15 mins Interval)

 

GAUHAR traces the story of one of India’s first mass media superstars at the turn of the last century. An Armenian Christian who later converted to Islam, Gauhar Jaan was a naturally gifted musician with a wide repertoire. Hers was the first Indian voice to be recorded in 1902 and during her life, she cut close to 600 records with her fame travelling as far as Europe with her face emblazoned on matchboxes and postcards.

GAUHAR lays bare her life with all its attendant myths, legends and folklore. In Mahesh Dattani’s own words – “The emphasis is mostly on the complex relationship she had with her mother Malka Jaan, a poet who groomed Gauhar from the age of six. Also, her reaching out to her Armenian Christian father who abandoned them when she was five is integral to the telling of her story.”

Gauhar’s lifestyle and feisty nature symbolize the indomitable spirit of the resurgent women musicians of her time and definitely merits a watch. Catch the play exclusively at Epicentre for the perfect start to your weekend!

Date: 8th April 2016

Time: 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Tickets at Rs. 2000, 1500, 1000 & 750 available at the venue. Book Now- http://goo.gl/UBVKhv

Suitable for 10 years and above

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