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Event Info

Thursday | 14 March 2024 | 08:00 PM
Kamani Auditorium
100 mins
  • Language: Hindi
  • City / State: Mumbai
  • Directed By: Piyush Mishra
  • Produced By: Tamboo Theatre Company

Gagan Damama Bajyo

A musical that showcases the inspiring life-story of one of India's most celebrated freedom fighters and revolutionaries, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, and transports audiences to that bygone era of revolution. 

Gagan Damama Bajyo is a musical that showcases the inspiring life-story of one of India's most celebrated freedom fighters and revolutionaries, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, and has the power to transport audiences to that bygone era of revolution. Hearing Shaheed Bhagat Singh talk about going to his grave happily for his country, as his family deals with their personal loss, is an experience that stays for a long time. The play includes revolutionary, passionate and gut-wrenching songs to melodically express the sentiments of our freedom struggle. It explores all the varied human elements of Bhagat Singh's life, and shows him as a friend, son, lover and an intellectual, who found himself unable to sit back in a country fighting for its freedom from oppression. It chronicles key moments of the martyr's life, from his induction into revolutionary ideology as a child, his exploration of that ideology as a young man at the National College in Lahore in 1923, to his death by hanging on March 23 1931. The play also shows us the effects of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on Bhagat Singh and his contemporaries like Sukhdev Thapar & Bhagwati Charan Vohra, among others, as they fought as the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, where they met the stalwarts of the movement, like Chandrashekhar Azad.

Written By - Mr. Piyush Mishra
Composed By - Mr. Piyush Mishra
Directed By - Mr. Piyush Mishra and Mr. Hemant Pandey
Producer - Mr. Rahul Gandhi

Bhagat Singh Sandhu - Mr. Devaang Bagga
Sukhdev Thapar - Mr. Sufiyan Alam
Shriram Rajguru - Mr. Aashish Bhatt
Bhagvati Charan Vohra - Mr. Devas Dixit
Pt. Chandrashekhar Azad - Mr. Ashutosh Nandan
Sardar Kishan Singh - Mr. Vishal Kasana
Vidyavati - Miss. Jyotsna Singh
Markand Trivedi - Mr. Ved Prakash
Battukeshwar Datt - Mr. Sujeet Chaubey
Yatindranath Das - Mr. Badri Chavan
Shiv Verma - Mr. Hemant Pandey
Ladki - Miss. Isha Mate
Jay Gopal/Jaidev Kapoor - Mr. Surjeet Yadav
Moeen/Mr. Ghosh - Mr. Dawood Hussain
Yashpal Singh/Khan Bahadur Abdul Aziz - Mr. Mann
Mr. Banerjee - Mr. Aayush Joshi

Music Department:
Lokgayak - Mr. Anadi Nagar
Percussion - Mr. Ruturaj Bhosle
Side Rhythm - Mr. Prasanna Kale
Guitar - Mr. Amit Saraswat
Sound Engineer - Mr. Varun Gupta / Nikhil John Verghese

Lights Department:
Light Designer - Mr. Rahul Joglekar
Light Operator - Mr. Sanket Parkhe

Production Department:
Production Head - Mr. Rahul Kumar
Production Assistant - Mr. Aayush Joshi

It was 1994. The famous Act-One group was making waves with their theatre productions. I was witnessing the tumultuous condition of the nation that provided a scenario for me to think about Bhagat Singh. I wanted to understand Bhagat Singh as I felt calendars and textbooks didn't do him justice. He wasn't just a picture - he was a young man who fought for what he believed in. I wrote this play to show him as a real person, not a superhero. This play is still relevant today, and I am keen on presenting it  again.