Revisiting Nazaara Darmiyaa Hai – Sat.6 October 2012
With one year of work behind us, we have considered revisiting our reading of Quratulain Hyder’s Nazaara Darmiyaan Hai, with the intention of bringing it to the more expanded audience base gathered over this time and also to perform again a work that has somehow held a place of charm in our hearts.
There is something tremendously atmospheric in the way the story is structured; the vista from the balcony, reminisces of evenings in Paris, the span from the lush Malabar Hills to the dense and dark Taarview and then of course, the rain; the constant presence of the weather. All these have helped create a soundscape that assists the text in building a rich tapestry of atmosphere and emotion. Contributing to this significantly is the original soundtrack composed and sung by Musadiq Sanwal, who has lent his rendition of Kaaga Sub Tun Khaaeeyo a resounding eeriness that captures the sentiment of the story.
For this performance on Saturday, we have the eminent fiction writer and critic Asif Aslam Farrukhi reading a short text titled Nazar Say Nazaara Tak that introduces the listener to the work of Quratulain Hyder.
To jazz up the original poster, Naheed Yahya has integrated the “One Year On” design in this year’s poster to make it specific to Saturday’s reading.
So if you missed this last, please be sure to come this time. If you heard it last time, it’s time for a revisit!
Zambeel Dramatic Readings aims to present texts in Urdu and English rendered in their dramatised form, to create a dynamic collusion between literature and performance. Referencing traditions of storytelling and the contemporary form of the radio play, our works traverse time and geographical boundaries to interpret and enliven narratives through sound and recitation.