Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies staged a two-hour long musical play ‘Dastaan-e-Cinema’ on the 100 years of Hindi Cinema for the first time at its annual media festival Spandan, here on Friday.
‘Daastan-e-Cinema’ observed some of the iconic pairs and actors of the golden era come to life which was all performed, written, directed and produced by the students in guidance of their faculty members. From Raja Harishchandra to Udta Punjab, all the movies came together at a single platform.
The drama was conceptualized with the objective of celebrating the 100 years of Hindi Cinema and paying tribute to the actors, directors, musicians, cinematographers and scriptwriters for their immense contribution to this industry.
Live band comprising students who performed medleys of songs in between the play. The place was a houseful of cinema lovers and enthusiasts singing and dancing with the performers on stage.
The musical staged the journey and evolution of Hindi Cinema and covered films from the silent era to the current decade. The students exhibited their technical, creative and artistic skills and used multimedia, live music and enactments.
Spandan is the annual media festival being organized since 2004. Major themes of this year’s event are 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi, Water Conservation, Global Citizenship and Cinema.