Ali J. – A Political Thriller
Ali is going to die. Blood on his hands. An obstinate passion. Twenty-four hours to live. One final audience. This is the story of Ali J – a stubborn lover, a dreamer – beyond what society allows him. His Islam is fleeting. His love is Bollywood-like. Why would you care? After all, he is Muslim.
“Hot show pick” – **** – The Scotsman
“A remarkable achievement” – ***** – BBC
“Heartfelt and cerebral” – ***** – Three Weeks
Here is a link to a trailer of the play.
Hindu Fundamentalist groups have protested the staging of the play. The play was showcased under Police Protection in Bangalore and its performance at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival was cancelled by the Organisers under threats of violence. Here is some press coverage: Times of India:Blr, The Hindu:Blr, Times of India:Mumbai, Hindustan Times:Mumbai.