- Category: Indian Cultural Society
- Published: 06 June 2014
Pioneer for quality entertainment & producer of regular hit shows, Indian Cultural Society presented “KAIFI AUR MAIN On Friday 23 May with legendary artist JAVED AKHTAR and SHANBANA AZMI .Accompanied by film & theater director RAMESH TALWAR & Ghazal maestro JASWINDER SINGH.
The amazing concept could only be possible under the banner of Indian Cultural Society that always believes and brings unique presentations. Chief Guest H.E. Sunil Jain (Ambassador of India to Kuwait) & guest of honor film director & producer Mr. Shakir Abel inaugurated the event followed by Souvenir release. They spoke of Indo Kuwait friendship, cultural exchange, and contribution of India to the world. They also appreciated ICS efforts to promote art and culture in Kuwait.
The show was anchored by the renowned President of Indian Cultural Society Ashfaque A. Khan in his specific, customary style. Ashfaque has completed 130 shows as anchor & emcee in a variety of events.
Many renowned personalities & sponsors shared the stage amongst are Mr. Ashish Tandon (GM- KAICO group) , Mr. Prabjit Singh Panesar ( OOREDOO), Mr. Amit Malhotra & Mr. Minhaj Shikari ( MD- M3 events), Mr. Sharif M Rangrej ( Eternity Travels), Anuradha Kavi ( MM-Crown Plaza), Asad A Khan ( GM- KSCC), S. Swaran Singh ji ( MD- GSGC), Ajay Goel ( COO- City Centre), Aijaz A Sarfaraz ( MD- Sahara Air Cond. Co.), Ravi Kohli ( MD- Taal & Dawat Int. Restra), Kamal Al Din ( GM- KCH), Qayed Johar ( GM- Al Zahem & Malhotra), Sajid Ashraf ( MD- TACK) etc.
The main show kicked off with a super classical dance performance by the dancing divas (Poorvi Mishra, Deevya Swain, and Safa Khan & Maitri Patel).”Then began the theatrical play Kaifi Aur Main” .The concept carried Literature based Ghazal, Geet, Poetry, Fun, story, dialogues recited by Legendary Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi & Jaswinder Singh. The lead actors shared interesting anecdotes from the life of great revolutionary poet Kaifi Azmi, while Jaswinder lends his voice to some of the most sweet, memorable Ghazals and Songs penned by Kaifi Saheb. Envision a long mystic poem with a dash of romance, humor and grief.
This theatrical collage was a compilation of Shaukat's interaction with Kaifi, from her book “Yaad Ki Rehguzar”, along with portions from various interviews of Kaifi, which have been strung together by Javed Akhtar & Shabana Azmi and directed by Ramesh Talwar.
The excellent stage play was appreciated with standing ovation.
ICS memento to Dr. Rajni Bhaskar for her academic excellence & service to the community. ICS also admire & presented memento to Ms. Malavika Jain for her contribution in art & English Poetry.
Stage setup, light & sound coordination, guest welcome & hospitality, time management, security & aura of the event were highly appreciated by all wings.
Also there was attraction of stalls like OOREDOO for free SIM cards distribution, best offers from MADA wireless internet, White House Food corner, Holidays package from Country Club & bonus bonanza by GEELY Car. It was well organized literature based event with decent manner. Kuwait press & media has played vital for success amongs are IIK, Arab Times, The Times, Q8.com, PIK, Kuwait up2date & Frontliners.
The ICS president expressed his gratitude to all executives of ICS, volunteers, event supporters including Mrs. Joe (Catering- White House), Shakoor Sheikh & Subin Philip (Digital & Video) Mr. Anand D’souza, Shahzad Ahmed, and James Paul & Mukesh Nair (Light, Sound & still photography) Mr. Rashid Sheikh for auditorium services. Event manager Shugufta Khan & executive Tasnim Jaffer, Padma Priya was seen standing throughout the show to ensure the comfort of audience. The entire ICS team including Advisor P. B. Pinto, General Secretary Khaliq Zama, PR Manager Anwar Raja, , Artist management by Sangeeta Bawa & Omm Hani stage support by Lali Singh, Fathma & Afreen Zafar, Joint Secretary S. Mirza & Abazar Badshah, hospitality executives Hussain Bin Mohammed, S. K. Banwari, Awais Khan, Shahzad Choudhry, Sajjad Sayeed, Yusuf Iqbal, Transport in charge Shamim Ahmed & Aurangzeb Khan, ground work by Jahangir Alam, & security control Albert Mathias, Satpal Singh & commando of GSGC together to make this show a huge success.