Thursday, January 14, 2016

Khidkiyaan: A peek into creativity, talent & chutzpah

The 5-day annual theatre festival 'Khidkiyaan' kicked off in Mumbai yesterday.

Filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Vikas Bahl (who directed Queen) inaugurated the event, which was opened by a musical performance from lyricist and singer Swanand Kirkire & Jasleen Royal.

"It's enchanting that in a place like Bombay, there is a festival like Khidkiyaan which gives us an opportunity to participate with theatre. Theatre is very deeply connected to the work I do in cinema. I don't ever want the umbilical cord to be severed. I recommend Khidkiyaan to anyone interested in storytelling and any kind of performing arts," said Imtiaz Ali.

The first edition of the festival organized by casting director Mukesh Chhabra runs from January 13-17, 2016.

The festival will be attended by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap, Manoj Bajpayee, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nana Patekar, Suniel Shetty, Kabir Khan, Nandita Das, Abhishek Kapoor, Aanand L Rai, Richa Chadda, Sudhir Mishra and Makarand Deshpande.


January 13

5:00 PM - Performance by Swanand Kirkire
5:30 PM - Inauguration ceremony by Imtiaz Ali and Vikas Bahl
6:00 | 8:00 PM - Play - Gunno Bai- 2 shows

January 14

5:00 PM - Open Mic with Manu Rishi Chadha and Piyush Mishra,powered by Holachef
5:30 PM - Guest of Honour; Makrand Deshpandey and Richa Chadda
6:00 | 8:00 PM - Play - Shadow of Othello- 2 shows

January 15

5:00 PM - Music Performance by 'Troubadours'
5:30 PM - Guest of Honour; Manoj Bajpayee, Nana Patekar and Sudhir Mishra
6:00 | 8:00 PM - Play - Old Munk- 2 shows

January 16

5:00 PM - Session with Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul on 'Theatre in Cinema'
5:30 PM - Guest of Honour; Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kabir Khan and Aanand L Rai
6:00 | 8:00 PM - Play - Blackbird- 2 shows

January 17

5:00 PM - Poetry reading and performance by Ayushmann Khurrana
5:30 PM - Anurag Kashyap, Nandita Das and Tigmanshu Dhulia
6:00 PM - Poetry reading with Piyush Mishra
7:00 PM - Insight into Casting with Mukesh Chhabra
8:00 PM - Play - Koi Baat Chale

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