The new year 2020 in Penang, Malaysia kicked off with humor & laughter. Department of Language & Culture, Government of Telangana, in association with Global Entertainment & Media Services (GEMS) took a unique step in promoting, language, culture & Ganga Jamuna Tehzeeb of Telangana in Malaysia through a week long Indo-Malaysian Multilingual Theatre Workshop Designed & Directed by Safi Quadri (of GEMS) for the children aged 8 – 12 years.
This is the first time in the history of Telangana and Penang, Malaysia, a unique Multilingual Theatre Workshop by Adla Satish Kumar & Safi Quadri is first of this kind Held simultaneously in Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad Telangana, India, and Penang, Malaysia.
The workshop At PENANG MALAYSIA is conducted for 9 days and staged a comedy play emphasizing Hyderabadi Deccani Urdu performed by the aspiring actors of the workshop.
After successfully completing the workshop, the young and aspiring actors showcased their acting talent and performed a comical play, “Dr. Chakram International”, Written & Directed by Safi Quadri on 1st January 2020 at The Temple of Fine Arts – Penang, Malaysia. The humorous play invoked laughter at every punch line, loaded with hard hitting humor and sarcasm, apart from giving a subtle and underlying message of the true Ganga Jamuna Tehzeeb, Languages & Culture of Telangana State of India. The audience, from various cultural backgrounds, were in splits of laughter and truly enjoyed the play.
Mr. Chandrasegar, Secretary of The Temple of Fine Arts, Penang, Malaysia, distributed successful workshop completion certificates to all the young aspiring actors. Safi Quadri, on behalf of the Department of Language and Culture, presented Mr. Chandrasegar (Temple of Fine Arts, Penang, Malaysia), with a book “Culture of Telangana”, edited & published by Mr Harikrishna Mamidi, Director, Department of Language and Culture.
“Though I could not follow the language, but I thoroughly enjoyed the play. The children acted very well and their makeup, costumes and dialogue delivery added to it”, said Mr. Chandrasegar, Secretary of The Temple of Fine Arts Malaysia.
“As a parent, I felt this workshop was so superb, they learnt so many new things like voice modulation, body language etc., All the actors performed so well”, said Kavita, mother of one of the aspiring actors. “In such a short time, the kids learnt a lot of new things. It was so motivational for them. I would like to thank the Director, Safi for conducting these kind of workshops. It was all a very good team effort”, added Kavita.
“Iam really thankful to Mr. Safi and the Govt of Telangana for running this kind of Theatre Workshop. It really helped my children to learn so many new things which will be helpful in their life apart from knowing about Telangana and it’s cultures”, said Subhashini, mother of one of the students of the workshop.
This workshop in Malaysia is part of the Indo-Malaysian multilingual theatre workshop presented by the Department of Language & Culture, Government of Telangana and Safi Quadri will be joining the 45 day Hyderabad workshop started on Dec 26th at Ravindra Bharati, designed and directed by Adla Satish Kumar & Safi Quadri.