Ghazal Ka Safar - A Musical Journey

Urdu has been the premier language of poetry in South Asia for two centuries, and has developed a rich tradition in a variety of poetic genres. The Ghazal represents the most popular form of subjective poetry, while the Nazm exemplifies the objective kind, often reserved for narrative, descriptive, didactic or satirical purposes.

A common and popular form of music in the Sub-Continent, Ghazal is also a poetic recitation. However, today it is commonly conceived of as an Urdu song whose prime importance is given to the lyrics.


Ghazal Ka Safar is conceived as a show which would revisit the evolution of this form of poetry and recall some popular master pieces through live rendition on stage. It provides a musical visage to the poetry of the maestros, reintroducing this most popular light classical musical form to the audiences .

Poets like Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Ghalib, Daagh Dehlvi, Momin Khan Momin, Akbar Allahabadi, Makhdoom Mohiddeen, Ahmad Faraaz among others are featured in this show.

A nostalgic trip for those who have savored the poetry of the subcontinent through various recorded versions, the show also showcases some of the popular compositions over the years sung by several eminent artistes like Mehdi Hassan ,Ghulam Ali,Begum Akhtar and Jagjit Singh to name a few. The show also
recognises the contribution of Ghazals from Hindi films in films like Bazaar , Umrao Jaan and of course the Lata-Madan Mohan duo.

The show is presented by two very talented singers Mr.Dattaprasad Ranade. (desciple of ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan) & Swarada Gokhale - Godbole / Savani Ravindra.

The script has been written by Mr. Salim Arif .

Concept and Directed by: Milind Oak

This musical journey also places Ghazal as the foremost of lyrical forms with nuances of meaningful language taking centre stage again.

Duration : 2 hrs plus a bit of space for farmaish as is the Ghazal tradition.

The show was launched in Prithvi theatre Mumbai and since has done a very successful tour of UK with shows in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Swindon and Nottingham. Recently the show was showcased by Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai.

You could watch the video on youtube : (Savani sings "aaj jaane ki zid na karo") (Dattaprasad sings "kin labzon mein" - self composed Ghazal penned by Javed Akhtar) (Dattaprasad sings "ranjish hi sahi") (Savani sings Lata-Madanmohan medley)

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