Najoomi

Najoomi

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Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Genre:Theatre, Psychology Drama, Memory Play
Language:Hindi, Urdu
Duration:60 Mins
Age:16+
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
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Najoomi is an Urdu word meaning something immense or great, it also means ‘astronomer’.

Najoomi is a story about a man in his late 20’s who is trapped inside his own thoughts which makes him turn into a person of his own decision, it surrounds all of the events he goes through in his daily life. The play is set in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) during the 1980’s when the rapidly growing industry of Bollywood and unemployment had a large influence on the youth. Popular songs such as ‘Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba’ and ‘Log Kehte Hai Main Sharabi Hoon’ can be used as examples to draw a frame of time. The background of the play is stereotypically UPite and themes such as poetry, memory, unemployment and innocence, with a touch of absurdity in the storyline is its core foundation.

Languages used in the play are Urdu and Hindi (Eastern Uttar Pradesh dialect used near Prayagraj & Madhya Pradesh Border)

Jagriti

Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.