- Qadir Ali Baig Theater Foundation in collaboration with KARVY brings the A Celebration of World Class Theatre
- Festival is bought in association with Telangana Tourism, the Embassy of France, Ministry of Culture, Salar Jung Museum, and Government of Telangana.
- This Year’s Theme: ‘Biographies’.
- Fringe Section : ‘Bouquet’
Hyderabad, November 15, 2014: HYDERABAD’S FLAGSHIP THEATRE EXTRAVAGANZA – Qadir Ali Baig Theater Foundation brings Globally-anticipated 9thedition of “Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival”.
Today on the 9thday of the festival a Hindi Play “Hum Mukhtara” directed by Usha Ganguli was staged.
Directed By: Usha Ganguly, Hum Mukhtara – a Hindi drama is based on the life of Mukhtar Mai. It is the true story of Mukhtar, a Pakistani woman who was raped as a punishment for the acts of indiscretion by her brother. Mukhtar fought back by speaking about it, persuading the case with the help of domestic and international media and led to a remarkable change in the feminist movement in Pakistan. In 2002, six men, including the four rapists, were sentenced to death, but later in 2005 Lahore High Court acquitted five of them and reduced the punishment of the sixth man to a life sentence.
The play is a close portrayal of Mukhtar’s life and makes us ponder about the increasing number of crimes against women.