Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival 2022

November 7, 2022 12:23:37 IST
MTG editorial

The formidable lineup of this year's Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival will be paying tribute to Hyderabadi theatre legend late Qadir Ali Baig in the theatre festival named after him.

Featuring works of literary giants Manto, Sagar Sarhadi and Satish Alekar and including performances by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ramesh Talwar, Masood Akhtar, Bhageerathi Bai, Juuhi Babbar Soni and others, the festival is scheduled from November 16th to 20th at various venues including Moazzam Jahi Market courtyard, Taramati Baradari and Radisson Blu Plaza.

The Festival this year has plays coinciding with 75 Years of India's Independence. Screenings, workshops and panel discussions on various aspects of theatre also form a part of this week-long festival. Curated by theatre revivalist Padmashri recipient Mohammad Ali Baig, the festival is now in its seventeenth year.




Play / Workshop







16th November, 2022





Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan inaugurates this year's Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival performing live with a repertoire of his compositions at the mesmerising open-air Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre.



Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre


7 pm


17th November, 2022




Screening of M.S. Sathyu's landmark film on Partition


Hindi/146 minutes

Written by Kaifi Azmi & Shama Zaidi


Considered a classic film made on the of Partition India, it features doyens of Indian cinema Balraj Sahni, Shaukat Kaifi,

A.K. Hangal, Farooque Sheikh, Jalal Agha & others.


Film screening followed by Q&A moderated by Arvind Kumar



Moazzam Jahi Market Courtyard


7 pm



18th November, 2022




Ekjute's (Mumbai)


Hindi & English/75 minutes

Written, Directed by & Featuring Juuhi Babbar Sonii


A modern Indian woman, Saiyaara's sweet and spicy  take on ‘men, marketing and more’. The play has an interesting conversational approach making the audience a part of the performance.



Radisson Blu Plaza Banjara Hills


7.30 pm


19th November, 2022




B Studio's (Hyderabad)


Telugu/90 minutes

Written by Satish Alekar

Translated by Dr. Venkat Govada

Directed by Shaik John Basheer


A black comedy on death told through absurdism and realism, the play is a Telugu translation of renowned Marathi playwright Satish Alekar's play.


Radisson Blu Plaza

Banjara Hills











3.00 pm












19th November, 2022




Renaissance Theatre's (Kolkata)


Hindi/70 minutes

Story by Sadat Hasan Manto

Written by Rajesh Kumar

Directed by Aloke Chakravarty


Based on Urdu literary giant Manto's famous story, the play is a heartrending interpretation of the mental anguish caused by India's Partition.



Radisson Blu Plaza

Banjara Hills


8.00 pm



20th November, 2022




Seagull Theatre's (Guwahati)


Hindi/90 minutes

Written by Vaidehi

Directed by & Featuring Bhageerathi Bai


A play on the inspiring life of freedom fighter, actress, handicraftswoman Kamladevi Chattopadhyay and the many characters who helped shape her pioneering work.





Radisson Blu Plaza

Banjara Hills


3.00 pm












20th November, 2022




IPTA's (Mumbai/Hindi)


Hindi/120 minutes

Written by Sagar Sarhadi

Directed by Ramesh Talwar

Featuring Rakkesh Bedi, Masood Akhtar & others


A rib-tickling satire about the discovery of a ‘wonder herb’ that claims to erase hunger for a week and therefore, its comic consequences on society.



Radisson Blu Plaza

Banjara Hills


8.00 pm





Radisson Blu Plaza Banjara Hills


Rashmi Seth

on 'Preparation of an Actor'

Friday, 18th November

3 pm - 5 pm


Juuhi Babbar Sonii

on 'Stage Presence'

Saturday, 19th November

11 am - 1 pm


Satish Alekar

on 'Playwriting'

Saturday, 19th November

1 pm - 3 pm





Radisson Blu Plaza Banjara Hills



A panel discussion with theatre stalwarts from different parts of the country on aspects and challenges of theatre.

Satish Alekar (Marathi theatre - Pune), Noor Baig (Indian English theatre - Hyderabad), Bhageerathi Bai (Kannada theatre),

Baharul Islam (Assamese theatre - Guwahati), & Rajiv Velicheti (Telugu theatre - Hyderabad).

Moderated by Jayesh Ranjan.

20th November

11 am - 1 pm



*Mumbai Theatre Guide takes no responsibility for change in schedule.

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