When the story of Lord Ram was organized in Urdu in Lucknow

Urdu to play, Dastaan-e-Ram It was performed recently in Lucknow. The play touched important milestones such as the vivah of Ram, Van Gaman, Sita Haran, Lanka Dahan, Laxman Sanjeevani, the Ram-Ravana war and Ram's return to Ayodhya. Sandeep as Lord Ram and Adnaan as Lakshman (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) Sandeep as Lord Ram and Adnaan as Lakshman (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Tariq Khan (R) Amit Sharma (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Tariq Khan (R) Amit Sharma (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

The highlight of the play was that the whole of Ramayana depicted on stage was in Urdu. What also made the play interesting and hatt ke was the use of different art forms to depict the stories. Another interesting thing used in the play was the use of shadow puppetry, which is a form of storytelling which used cut-outs held between a source of light and a translucent screen or screen to explain the story.

(L) Asim Arun (R) DK Singh (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Asim Arun (R) DK Singh (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

The play was written by Danish Iqbal, who played the role of the narrator while Mustjab Malik directed it

The work left the audience hypnotized and received a big ovation towards the end.n- Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui

(L) Mustajab Malik (R) Jyoti Sinha (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Mustajab Malik (R) Jyoti Sinha (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Justice PK Jaiswal (R) Justice Shabihul Hasan (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Judge PK Jaiswal (R) Judge Shabihul Hasan (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Pramod Kumar Tewari (R) Prof Danish Iqbal (BCCL/ Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui) (L) Pramod Kumar Tewari (R) Prof Danish Iqbal (BCCL/Farhan Ahmad Siddiqui)

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