Aamir Raza Husain, Known For Creating Stage Spectacles, Passes Away At 66

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Stage spectacle creator Aamir Raza Husayn dies at 66
Stage Spectacle creator Aamir Raza Husayn dies at 66 (Photo credit – IANS)

Long before India was swept away by big-screen spectacles like Baahubali, RRR, and now Adiploush, Aamir Raza Husayn gave us an early taste of big theater productions. It was the driving force behind my creativity. Until 2000, the Fifty Day War had not been recreated on any stage in scale or vision.

Husayn died on Saturday, June 3, at the age of 66, leaving behind a memorable stage production.

Aamir Raza Hussein has a wife and creative partner, Virat Talwar, whom he met while attending an audition for a drama (Dangerous Liaisons), a student at Lady Sri Ram College, and two sons. is left.

If “Fifty Days War” tells the story of Kargil on an Indian stage and with an original Indian script, on a scale no one has ever attempted (Aric Padamsey is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus”). Christ Superstar did something similar (but not the original work), and the 1994 smaller production of The Legend of Ram was revived in 2004. It has at times become the gold standard for theatrical spectacle.

The Legend of Ram production involved 19 outdoor sets spread over 3 acres, 35 actors playing various characters from the epic, and 100 technical staff. The final show was performed on 1 May 2004 in front of then-President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Aamir Raza Husayn was born on January 6, 1957 into an Awadi noble family. his parents were divorced. Rarely did he meet his father, but he was a Bechtel engineer who founded the waterworks of Mecca and Medina. As such, he was raised by his mother and her family during the British rule. They ruled a small principality named Pilpur.

He attended Mayo College in Ajmer and completed his schooling before reading history at St. I acted in a college play. This was the early start of a career devoted to English theater and his company, Stagedoor his Productions, which since 1974 has become known for elevating the ordinary theater into the realm of the spectacle. .

Husayn has two movies: Kim (1984), based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, starring Peter O’Toole, and Kubsurat (2014), a romantic comedy drama by Shashanka Ghosh, starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad. I’m in a book movie. Khan — but he married the theater.

Over the years he has produced several plays performed in outdoor locations. ‘Sale Jahan Se Acha’, ‘1947 Live’ and he is ‘Satyameh Jayate’ staged in 1999 against the backdrop of his 14th-century Howz Kaas monument in Delhi.

In 1998 Husayn and his troupe, in collaboration with the Delhi Tourism Board, built Shodbin Ka Chand on a 2km stretch between the Red Fort and Fatehpuri Mosque in Chandni Chowk, now celebrated as Dili 6. – Organized a festival.

With 91 productions, more than 1,100 performances and a Padma Shri Award winner in 2001, Hussain spent his later years developing Kirra, next to Select Citywalk Mall in South Delhi’s historic Saket district.

Like everything with the Husain stamp, Qila emerged as a co-working space where businesses and creative souls work under one roof to envision business ideas and the next big theater production. .

Unfortunately for Husayn, as he lamented in a recent interview, theater is still a hobby, or at best a second profession, in India, but fortunately, the efforts of pioneers like him Thanks to , theater is by no means impoverished. On the contrary, it has become a training center for the most talented people in the film industry.

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