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Frenemies Forever: Ismat Chughtai & Manto


Mar 26 2024 to Mar 26 2024 7:30 p.m.


Price: 299 onwards Book/Buy


Ranga Shankara

36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar 560078

Event Description

"Frenemies Forever" is a captivating play that explores the intriguing relationship between two literary icons, Ismat Chughtai and Saadat Hasan Manto. It alternates between a fictional interview with Ismat, dramatizations of their meetings, and their writings about each other. The play delves into Ismat`s feminist perspective and her complex friendship with Manto, shedding light on the changing dynamics as they navigate literary fame. The production also delves into the deep empathy between Ismat and Manto`s wife, Safia, and how they challenged Manto`s provocative beliefs. It culminates in Manto`s tragic death, drawing Ismat closer to his legacy and reflecting on the purpose of literature. "Frenemies Forever" is a visually striking and emotionally charged play, offering a compelling narrative of these literary giants.

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