It is believed that Hindi Rangmanch Was founded in Bareilly in 1898.the most renowned poet named Pt.Radheyshyam Kathawachak who had become famous all over India for his Ram Katha presented the art of drama and gimmick in the form of musical plays. Mr HC Jauhri Agha Hashra and Mr N.P.Asthana also wrote plays. New Alfred Company performed famous plays written by panditji on the stage in Bareilly.
Padma shri fida Hussain Narsichandra, Chandra Narayan Saxena, K.L.Saqub,Ram Lakshaman, J.C Paliwal, Abhilasha Sharma, Ravi Shankar Gafil, Pt.Devendra Sharma, Bhagwan Swaroop Saxena, V.S.Saxena were the main artists in the plays, parivartan, Bhakt Prahalad, Masharaki hoor, Radhay Shyam Mehrotra, Veer Abhimanyu Maharishi Balmiki and Devrishi Narad,Bilwa Mangal, Written and directed by Pandit Ji Bareilly College, the distinguished degree College North India was always the foremost in organizing various programs like dance, plays and music.
A new success was achieved from 1954 to 1956 when all India Women’s conference organised a number of successful programs in Railway Institute B.C. under the guidance of Mrs. Leela Dey, the wife of then honorable commissioner of Bareilly and with the remarkable co-operation of Mrs. Satya Mehoratra con-temporarily Mrs.Shanta Arora Mrs Swaraj Shuchi and Mrs.Shakuntala Mangal Sen also organised various programs successfully. In 1956, Mr.J.C. Paliwal encouraged and promoted these activities and it was really praiseworthy. Established the cultural Association and performed plays, musical programs, folk-arts and a Variety of arts at the stage.Besides, he started various activities in order to serve the Society. At the same time, Shri PrathviRaj Kapoor, The Super-star of Hindi cinema of his time, played some famous plays of Hindi cinema like Paisa Pathan and Deewar at the stage in Bareilly. It was praiseworthy as it, very remarkably promoted and gave a new sky to play craft.The Contribution of Mr.P.C.Azad,a renowned literary personality, Nirankar Dev sewak, a composer of the poems for young children. Thoughtful poet shri Namraji, Critic Shri Naurangi Lal Advocate prof.Shanker Lal Mehrotra, Darshan lal Sharma, the Ex-president of Legislative council and Dharma Datt Vaidh, the former minister of the State can never be forgotten.
Before the origin of cultural Association, boys used to perform in disguise of girls. But during 1957-58 by the efforts of J.C.Paliwal and Shri Sadhuramji, Km. Nirupa pandit Viddhutma, km.Kamal Baswani and km.Sapna Sharma, who belonged to prosperous families gave wonderful performance and impressed everybody who was a lover of art.All the artists here are highly skilled in all the faculties of plays.They performed religious and historical plays with excellence. After getting independence they played some plays showing the problems related to our society and the country.
In the year 1962 during china & in 1965 Pakistan and in 1971 Bangladesh Struggle War, the plays which were staged, were full of National as well pathetically unity & communal harmony.
The main Characteristic of the artists of Bareilly is to keep themselves involved with the main stream.During the fifth decade,the duration of the plays was generally 5 to 6 hours.They were also full of songs music and dance . A change occurred and religious as well as historical plays of 2.5 to 3 hours took place.
The Cultural Association participated in Akhil Bhartiya Natya pratiyogita, Shimla in 1958 and 1959. Renowned Cine personalities like Prathvi Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahani and I.S.Jauhar, Achala Sachadeva used to take part in this prestigious competition.
The Cultural Association has organised more than 800 programs like plays and other musical as well as dance programs. Portion ( to be included here)
In the beginning, make up dresses and setting were just like a burden.These things were considered very difficult. At first the plays were full of Sentiments but now they are full of certain aims.
Now religious and historical plays became famous with the passage of time,some revolutionary changes were given suitable place in the plays.Mr. Paliwal the honourable founder of cultural Association presented some plays related to social problems,national hard ships national unity,practical life and emotional. This remarkable step of Valour changed both the condition and position of cultural activities of Bareilly.
Mr.Paliwal directed but I Ask written by Mr.K.L Chojar, Andhon ka Hathi by Sharad Joshi, Rakt Chandan by Kishan Chandra Aadhey Adhoorey by Mohan Rakesh Juloos by Badal Sarkar, Baap Re Baap, a play full of Hunour by K.P.Saxena in Various Akhil Bhartiya Competitions as well as in Bareilly. On the other side, he also performed some plays like Sunahare Sapne, Sanjog, Gulnaar, ek hi rasta, chitthi Aayi Hai, Nayi Kiran, Keechar ka Phool, Waqt ke Aawaz, Insaan Aur Shaitan, Milebhi to Kab, EK Bhagwan EK Khuda, Naya Sawera. He Performed these plays more than 1200 times and gave a Praiseworthy and marvelous identity to the cultural Association throughout India.
During this Period Mr.Paliwal gave his worthy Contribution by introducing the art of Nukkad plays with the help of the cultural association.Through some plays like Chhua chhoot, Harit Kranti, Beta Beti EK Samaan, Mr Paliwal made the people of the city, aware of a number of evils like Aids and using Liquir.Such Nukkad Plays not only made the people aware,but entertained them also.Now the people had not to go to a particular place of entertainment but the entertainment,itself approached to them.because of Nukkad plays,It became easier to arrange stage,Make-up,Light and sound.Now the artists performed without any tension.At the time when there were limited means of entertainment,the people of Bareilly him encouraged the artists of such plays ,At that time,some renowned personalities like Mr.V.S.Saxena,Mr.Rajendra Shukla,Jagdish Sharma (Gurgaon), Mr.RamLakshmana, Mr.K.L.Saqub, SwarajShuchiAron, ViddhutmaSharma, NirupamaPandit, Babhanlal, Nabab Firoj, Dr.SadarMohanLal, MayaSingh, KantiKudessia, Kaushal Kishore, Baij Nath Baiju, Sapna Chanchal, Mehmood Mohammad, Umar Gajraj Singh, Sayyad Siraj Ali, Ranjeet Walia, Rajneesh Johri and R.K.Sethi, madhuph Participated in cultural association.
Dr.Sadar Mohan Lal & Shiv Nandan lal Staged Ram Rahim”, Keechar Ka Phool, reed Ki Haddi.besides with the help of Saigulab he also performed some plays like Taj Dare RohilKhand based on religious concept. Shri Hridaya charan Johri gave a new life to the characters of Khan Bahadur Khan, Bakhtyar Khan and Shobha Raj by performing Bal Bajaran,Written and directed by him.They also threw light on the history of Rohil a people of Bareilly. About 85 artists gave their performance in the play named Tajdare RohilKhand at the open stage of District Board.This event changed into a memorable historical event of cultural Association In the play Insaan Aur Shaitan.in 1965 Mr.Mukteswar Prasad surprised the people when he showed the image of water waves the Screen with the help of lights. Mr Roshan Lal was an artist as well as an electrician. Mr.Rajendra Mohan Shukla Presented plays based on complex problems of the society.His plays also threw light on Various emotions.These plays were given a great importance in Akhil Bhartiya Natya competitions.The plays Panchhi aise aate hain and Sawa ser Gehun,became very famous. These were directed by Mr.Rm Shukla.
In the mean time,Mr.Devesh Aatreya and Mr.Jayant Bhadra Presented some art plays like Ek tha gadha-------------------------Gaj feet Inch”,Hameeda bai ka kotha in Bareilly They became very popular in the field of plays in Bareilly. Mr.Harish Arya Ankur Cultural Group, picturised such characters like Rani Kuruna Wati,very successfully. On the other hand the modern society was very worthily and beautifully focussed in kaal chakra which was Written by Mr.Arya. In the Same way ,the Plays Adhoori Murti and Mukhouta,Written by Mr.Ishwar Chandra Madhup gage a new identity to cultural activities of Bareilly. Mr. Nirankar oberoi and Mr. surendra Lala also gave their contribution in making the atmosphere of plays in Bareilly more pleasant.They gave their admirable contribution to Surabhi Goswami and Akhilesh Rohatgi who directed Basant Ritu and it was really a great Success. Bunty Khan provided the people,not only of Bareilly but of the state with a healthy entertainment by some plays,Written as well as directed by him.
In 1972, Mr.Sayyed Siraj Ali,At an early age of Just 18 years,H.C Jauhri directed Aala Afsar,a retranslated Russian play of Mudra Rakshas” Which was Considered as a milestone in the history of Cultural Association plays. He did it under the guidance of Mr.Paliwal. he Mainly focussed on humour,music and dance in it. Everything like Constume designing,stage-decoration light and Sound was well Planned.The music was composed by shri Satish ustaad and Jahid ustaad and Jahid ustaad along with 13 Musiceans.Mr.Sanjay Saxena was the music-director. The light arrangement was done by Kishore Kumar.Mr. Rajendra Mohan Shukla and Narayan decorated the stage.the make-up was admirably done by Dr.S.M.Lal Mrs Kanti Kudessia,Raj Malic, Mehboob Aalam,Rakesh Ratnakar Rakesh Srivastava,Sanjay Math,Alka,Sunil Dhawan,Neerja Pant Faizan Ahmed,Arif Khan,Arun Majumdar,pratha Joshi,Rajneesh Johri,Deep Singh Mehta,Sudesh Kumar Sainik,Rajeev Sharma,Poonam ,Nawab Firoz,Vinay Singh,Chauhan and Wasil Hashmi were the Main artists who gave their best Performance.
The Cultural Associative received 47 prizes for the best director,the best actor and actoress,music,story,lights and Sound in some plays Written as well as directed by Siraj Ali.
The Mains artist whose Performance was praise worthy were Smt Kanti Kudesia bunty babu.
Music was Composed by William Samaal, Suresh Joshi, Shakeel Ahmed and Shahroj Ali.
1987 was the Starting Point of the golden age of plays,dance art and music in the history of Bareilly where mr.Paliwal organised the competitions of the district from the auspicious occasion of 15 August to 17 August in Sanjay community hall. It was organised by cultural Association with the promotion of Zila Samaroh Samiti.
Before it, all the Programmes were Organised in Zila Panchayat hall,Kasath Kala Campus,Railway Institute and I.M.A. But these places were too Small Under the Supervision of Mr.Paliwal,Mr.V.S.Saxena,Rajendra Mohan Shukla,Khurshid Ali Khan,Smt.Kanti Kudessia,Sayyed SiraJ Ali,Mahboob Aalam and with the Co-Operation of brother Artists Social Workers and Cultural institutions,Sanjay community Hall,was founded with the Capacity of One thousand Audience for the Cultural activities.it was founded in Bareilly with object of performing Various cultural activities not only for Indian but also of Foreign Institutions.
In 1991 a glorious da came when Mr.J.C.Paliwl decared to organise he organising of Akhil Bhartiya Natya pratiyogita Which was Started as Bareilly Mahotsava,Converted the Cultural association into national Cultural Association.Meanwhile Bareilly Aakashvani and Doordarshan gave a good place to every activity of Bareilly rang manch.it’s main Credit goes to Mr.Paliwal,the National President of the All india Cultural Association its other officials and Artists.It Celebrates the Republic Day with great Pomp and show. The plays in all the languages,Spoken from Kashmir to kanyakumari were Staged at this Stage.it became a confluence of Various Cultures of the India.
Since 1958,under the Supervision of Mr.Paliwal peace Marches and a number of rallies showing the Protest against terrorism and awful evils of the Society.Such activities were Performed for the awareness of the People.Various artists from the country,abroad and state took part in Such activities with great enthusiasm, and made it more purposeful,more Prominent and more splendid.
Mr.Paliwal gave a universal identity to Bareilly and made it renowned across the borders of India i.e all over the world in the field of art when,in 2006 he started Performing International theatre festivals and Various Cultural activities of groups belonging to other countries,for the first time at the Stage of All India Cultural Association.It was the first time in the history of india where Mr.Paliwal Performed such creativity with the Co-operation of his devoted companious in Bareilly Which was considered a very Small City.this marvellous plate form has been performing Multi language dances dramas and music competitions at the National and international level.
Besides it gives many free facilities like Making Stage available for Performing Various cultural activities,arrangement of living and fooding. We can often see a wonderful fair of the artists giving their performances in Bareilly. All India Cultural association has been making its best efforts for all of it for about 60 years.
The main attraction and charm of these competitions is that it is always. Held at fixed date time & Place without any hindrance or obstruction in Sanjay Community Hall and Zila Panchayat Hall and Zila Panchayat Hall.It is organised very successfully with the co-operation and unprecedented feelings of love of local administration Police public representatives,Media,Municipal Corporation of Bareilly ,Bareilly Development Authorithy,Businessmen.
With the lovers of art and Undoubtedly all the co-artists from Bareilly,India and all over the world.
No financial aid is accepted from the Cultural department U.P,Indian Government or any other related department in order to organise these activities.Except free Auditorium,free sound & Light
A Number of artists,blessed with international fame and belonging to different States of India gave their impression at the Stage of All india cultural Association when they give their best performance Their work very clearly Presents the lovely image of their Skill and love for Cultural activities.
Every year,more than 2500 amateur artists from different countries all states of India come to Bareilly and hoist the great flag of art. They bear all the expenses of travelling themselves. By doing so,they streng then the slogan of International brother hood, given by Mr Jagdish Chand paliwal.There is a large variety of castes, creed languages religions in India but india is united and will always be united.Our motto Unity among diversity”Zinda baad.’JAI Ho’V.S.Saxena,Titu Sunil Dhawan, Rajeev Sharma, Sanjay Mali* ,Pappu Varma, Mohit Sohil Am* Kukreti,Devendra Rawat,Sanjeev Saxena,Pawan Kalra,Shahid Husain,Nahid Beg Miraj,Bilal Masoom,RajnishSaxena,HarjeetKaur,D.C Paliwal,Akhilesh Sharma,Dilshad,Rajendra Rishi Ranjan Singh are the back *me of our Association.
In 1995,during the Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti from 2nd of October to 4th of October,Various teams of the State began to exhibit Body building Programmes and art Show along with the Programmes of Music,Folk Dances in RohilKhand Festival.