Remembering the Immortal film Pakeezah by Kamal Amrohi

On the 14th of August, Gyaan Adab in association with Guldasta-e-Urdu presented a tribute to the classic film, Pakeezah. The poignant melodies, lyrics and dialogues were beautifully presented by our artists for the evening.

The programme began with an introduction to the life and times of the mastermind behind this film, the director, Kamal Amrohi. This introduction was delivered by Gyaan Adab's founding member, Mr. Farook Merchant. Next, we had Mrs. Nasima Merchant speak in length about the impact the film had in its time. The 70's romance musical starred a stellar cast including Meena Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nadira, D.K.Sapru and Veena. An introduction was made of the characters and then the main segment of the programme began.

Our artists for the evening Neerja Apte and Chezan beautifully presented a reading of the various scenes of the movie. Their commitment to the character, and their ability to modulate their voices as per the requirement, lent a quality to the program that will make this evening memorable.

To add to this, we had melodious renditions of the songs of Pakeezah performed by Dhanashree and her troupe.

If you missed the programme, and wish to watch it, click on the video above and enjoy!

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