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'Sarabjit Calling' shows plight of Indians in Pak jails
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Jammu, May 27, 2013
First Published: 00:03 IST(27/5/2013)
Last Updated: 10:21 IST(27/5/2013)

A play, Sarabjit Calling, on prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails was staged at Abhinav theatre here on Sunday. Actor Himanshu Darshan performed the soliloquy highlighting the plight of the prisoner who remained lodged in Pakistan jail for 23 years, unknown fate hanging like sword of Damocles on him before being attacked by his jail inmate that left him dead.



Talking to Vikram Sharma, the director of the play, Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur conveyed her heartfelt thanks to the team for coming up with a theatrical show on Sarabjit.

"This is a biggest tribute to my martyr brother from your team. You people have done a commendable job," she said before breaking down to tears.

The play showed the withering consciousness of the human being lodged in a jail awaiting justice for 23 long years, only later to be killed. Darshan's half-hour saga in 'Sarabjit Calling' sent the shivers down the spine of the audience as he interacts in hallucinations with his mother, children and dead father, all assuring him about his early return to his native land.

Sahitya Akademi Awardee Lalit Magotra, the chief guest on the occasion lauded the play team for picking up sensitive issues and highlighting them threadbare for the people to understand the irony and plight hidden beneath.


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