Shadow of Othello

Director: Ishteyak Arif Khan | Dramedy / Drama / 110 mins

At a small village in staunch northern rural areas of India are some unemployed, loafers, half employed and confusingly employed people, who get inspired by a Hindi feature film ‘Omkara’ to the extent that they start planning to recreate the film. But, soon they realize that to make a film is not their cup of tea and they all decide to make a play.

Somehow they all convince a Delhi based theatre personality, Gyanendra Raj Ankur to come and direct the play. The conflict arises as they all dream of performing Omkara whereas director Ankur ji plans to do Othello in a classical way which is full of imagery. The conflict increases to the extent that it starts to reflect jealousy, irritation, conspiracy and politics and the shrewd drama of Shakespeare’s Othello starts playing in their lives. Now does the play happen? How this play balance the tragedy of Shakespeare’s Othello keeping the entertainment intact, is what Shadow of Othello is all about.

Cast: Bhole- Vikram Kochhar/Boloram Das, Seth- Naresh Malik, Dabang- Jatin Jaiswal/Tauqeer Khan, Raees- Abhinay Sharma, Gangaram- Ashish Shukla/Alok Gagdekar, Babulal- Manoj/Manish Muni, Mangloo- Rahul Tomar/Sujeet, Suleman- Faiz Mohammad/Kumar Amit, Zakhmi- Arif Mirza/Suryaveer, Ankur Devariya- Mahendra, Nayni- Sahiba Vij, Raziya- Tina Das, Chandan- Ishteyak Khan & AnkurJi- Dheerendra Dwivedi.Light Design: Vikram Kochhar Sound Design: Faiz Mohammad Music Operation: Suryaveer/Arif Mirza Set Design: Dheerendra Dwivedi Costume Design: Kiran Arif Khan Poster Design: Naresh Malik/Arif Mirza Associate Director Dheerendra Dwivedi Writer & Director Ishteyak Arif Khan

Ishteyak Khan
Born in 1976 in Panna (M.P.), a graduate from National School of Drama (New Delhi) in 2004 also completed his Prabhakar in Tabla & Indian Classical Music. He explored every aspect of theatre after he reached NSD. Then he arrived in Mumbai and worked in films & television. He has worked in Ram Gopal Verma’s Agyaat, Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan, Subhash Kapoor’s Phas Gaye Re Obama & Jolly L.L.B, Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Talkies, Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha and films like Mastram, Dolly ki Doli, Chintu Ji etc. He worked in TV serials like Tota Weds Maina, Peterson Hill, Chidiya Ghar etc.