Folk / parsi Theater
Parsi theatre is actuall a generic term for an influential theatre tradition companies largely owned by the Parsi business community. The plays were in Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu, and after its beginning in Bombay, soon it developed into various travelling theatre companies, which toured across India, especially North India, Gujarat and Maharashtra, popularizing proscenium-style theatre in regional languages.
The Parsi theatre was entertainment-driven and
incorporating musical theatre and folk theatre. Post-
independence, it experienced a revival in the 1950s,
much like theatre in the rest of the India.
Annu Kapoor acted in plays like: Laila Majnu
Harischandra, Shirin-Farhad, Bhakta Prahlad,
Shree Krishna Avtar, Dahi Wali, Qatl- E Tamizan Etc.
People till date remember his performance in grand plays like, Laila Majnoo and want to revive the charisma of those times.
In Modern Theatre Annu Kapoor performed major roles in plays like, ‘Antim Yatra’ directed by Barry John, ‘Three Sisters’ which was written by world famous classic writer Anton Chekhov and directed by Ebrahim Alkazi, ‘The Great God Brown’ written by famous American playwright Eugene O’ Neill, ‘The Zoo Story’ written by another famous American Edward Albee and ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’ directed by his elder brother Ranjit Kapoor and several other plays.