Ideal Drama and Entertainment Academy (IDEA) has organised Munshi Premchand’s festival ‘Prem- Utsav 2015′ to commemorate the 135thbirth anniversary of Munshi Premchand. The festival is being organised at Sathaye College in Vile Parle (East),Mumbai. The festival will begin on 30thJuly and finish on 8th August 2015. The entry is free and the timings were 4PM to 10PM.
The festival is featuring plays based on 135 stories by Munshi Premchand.
The festival is being organised since 2005. TV Actor Vijay G Badllani is featuring in some of these plays including ‘Dil Ki Raani’. It is an Urdu play about a cruel and rude king named Tamuuer(Vijay Badllani) and how he harms the masses by getting influenced by wrong people, thinking that he is doing right for Islam. It also shows how a girl named Habib disguises herself as male, changes the way of thinking of the king making him a good person and how their love story begins and makes history. Actor Vijay Badllani says “These plays give an actor so much satisfaction and it cannot be experiences anywhere else while acting. If any actor wants to polish or improve his skills, he should participate in a play. I really thank God and Mujeeb Sir for giving me this wonderful opportunity”
Director Mujeeb Khan’s name is already mentioned in Limca Book of Records for directing so many plays on the same writer i.e. Munshi Premchand.Director Mujeeb Khan says “I don’t want to sell Munshi Premchand, hence the entry for the play is free. The objective is to improve society via Munshi Premchands messages. Nowadays, people are forgetting these great writers and our hindi literatures. It is getting disappeared day by day and before it dies completely we should do something for their survival. People should not forget our writers.”