INDIAN PEOPLE'S THEATRE ASSOCIATION
Shabana Azmi, Actor
IPTA is in my bloodstream ; its in my genes. I remember the excitement of getting an IPTA volunteer badge being attached to my dress when I was ten years old and ushering audiences into darkened auiditoriums.Years later I did Sufaid Kundali with MS Sathyu for IPTA and learned invaluable lessons in how democratic Theatre is as compared to films which have strong hierarchies. I congratulate IPTA on the completion of 75 years and feel humbled that one of its most successful Productions is Kaifi Aur Main the story of my parents lives directed by Ramesh Talwar. Art should be used as an instrument of social change is the motto of IPTA and it is laudable that it continues to practise that in the face of gross commercialisation that sadly seems to have become the norm for Hindi theatre.
Shatrughan Sinha , Actor - Member of Parliament
I'm extremely happy that IPTA is celebrating its 75th year of providing meaningful theatre to the society. Such a long and illustrious journey cannot be achieved without sacrifices and strong commitment. I congratulate all members of IPTA on this occasion. IPTA had produced many actors, directors, writers and technicians who have later proved their metal in their respective fields. I extend my best wishes to all and hope that they keep the good work going and take IPTA to bigger heights.
Sagar Sarhadi, Writer
It is very heartening too see Ipta Mumbai, who is turning 75 this year is one of the most active theatre group in India. I am proud of being associated with it.
Om Katare Writer, Director, Actor
IPTA अपनी रंगयात्रा के 75 साल पूर्ण कर रहा है। रंगमंच की क्षेत्र में एक बहुत बड़ा इतिहास रच रहा है। IPTA परिवार को अनेकानेक बधाईयां। Festival की सफलता की कामना करता हूं । IPTA शुरू से ही हमारे लिए पिता तुल्य संस्था रही है। ये मेरा सौभाग्य है हमारी संस्था 'यात्री' को IPTA का आशीर्वाद है।। एक बार फिर से अनेकानेक बधाईयां। जय हो IPTA ..
Rakesh Bedi Actor, Writer, Director
If it wasn't for IPTA my creative side would have been without any sheen.
Sulbha Arya, Actor
Satrah se sattar tak, IPTA parivar ke saath mere yeh saal bohot hi anmol aur yadgaar rahe hai. Garv se iss parivar Ka hissa bani rahoongi
Kuldeep Singh, Music Director
It has been a long association with IPTA Mumbai and after creating music and being a part of numerous productions over several decades, IPTA has become a part of my identity
Anupam Kher, Actor
My heartiest congratulations to IPTA for celebrating its 75th year. Without any doubt IPTA's contribution towards the society has been immense. IPTA has entertained and educated the audiences with their meaning full and socially relevant theatre. I had an opportunity to interact with some personalities in my initial years and I must say that I learnt a lot from them as I saw many plays of IPTA and I still watch them.
IPTA has also been instrumental in giving a lot many actors writers, directors and technicians to the society.
On their 75th year I sincerely wish them good luck and hope they keep their banner flying high.
Ramesh Talwar, Film and Theatre Director
Ipta is a theatre family.We fight with each other in the family for the betterment of theatre. All talent is welcome. No entrance fee..no payments.Ipta Zindabad.Theatre Zindabad
Makrand Deshpande, Actor, Director
हिंदुस्तान की उम्र है लगभग 70 और ipta की उम्र है 75 वर्ष. आज़ादी से पहले और अब तक सामाजिक, नैतिक, और मानवीय मुद्दों को रंगमंच पर प्रतीक रूप में खेलने वाली संस्था, पितृतुल्य ipta को 75 वें जन्मदिन पर हार्दिक शुभेच्छा और धन्यवाद
Aanjjan Srivastav, Actor
My existence as an Actor, as well as a citizen of this country is because of IPTA and its practical Teachers. A temple for me.
Raman Kumar, Writer, Director
We are not in the business of Theatre, we are in the service of Theatre.
Ashoke Pandit, Writer, Director, Social Activist
Theatre teaches you to act well your part, and there lies all the honour. Theatre teaches you to always be best as there is no re-entry after the curtain opens. Theatre teaches you to live one life.
Congratulations to Indian Peoples' Theatre Association. To reach 75 for any association is an achievement. Kudos !!!
Avtar Gill, Actor
Ipta injected this in me: Never confuse the size of your pay check with the size of your talent. It gave me the fuel to survive as an actor in this world of entertainment.
Aatish Kapadia, Actor, Writer
"Ipta is my birthplace as an actor first and a writer next. I started as an actor with a play called awaam aur aadmi in the intercollegiate competition in the year 1983. And I got accolades as a writer for my play 'kitty kitty' in 1988. Ipta is my motherland as an artist."
Jamnadas Majithia, Producer, Actor, Theatre Activist
"Best actor for Kitti Kitti at Ipta was a turning point in my career. Indebted to ipta. Under all weather the only hindi one act group to survive and give platform to the raw talent to grow . Hats off to all associated with ipta."
Subhash B.Dangayach Actor, Director
IPTA,to me,has always been synonymous with theatrical powerhouse-full of creative energy passion and excitement.
Preeta Mathur Thakur, Actor, Director
IPTA Mumbai has been my birthplace as an actor . IPTA instilled in me not only the necessary discipline and attitude but has been the fountainhead for invaluable learnings from experienced veterans. It has been my alma mater whom I salute and congratulate on this 75th anniversary with the wish that it may grow ever stronger.
Jaspal Sandhu Actor, Director
IPTA is like a extended family for me. Whatever I am today is because of moral support of IPTA
Nivedita Baunthiyal, Actor, Writer, Director
It has been an amazing experience to be a part of IPTA. It has given me an opportunity to pursue my passion for theatre. IPTA is my life line. Long live IPTA."
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