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Three-day theatre festival ends with staging of martry’s journey

SD Sharma, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 01, 2014
First Published: 12:48 IST(1/5/2014) | Last Updated: 12:51 IST(1/5/2014)

Three-day theatre festival of Punjabi short plays, organised by the City Entertainment Network and dedicated to the memory of theatre personality Charan Singh Sindra, concluded with the staging of popular patriotic play ‘Ram Mohhamad Singh Azad’ written by late CS Sindra at the Punjab Kala Bhawan here on Wednesday.

The play was largely attended by theatre buffs who were associated with Sindra. Chief guest Kamal Arora, a Sangeet Natak Akdemi awardee, recalled his tour of performances by city artistes in London and other cities with CS Sindra. The light and sound format of the play had been staged by Sindra.

The unique saga of patriotism and self esteem displayed by the valiant Udham Singh who shined like a star in the annals of freedom movement struggle of India.

This saga was enlivened through an impressive show during the play which was directed by Ashish Sharma.

The play chronicled the patriotic journey of a humble sewadar Udham who witnessed the massacre of innocent persons after General Michael O’Dyer opened fire at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on the auspicious Baisakhi day in 1919.

A sizeable audience lauded actors Ashish Sharma Vicky Bawa, Rajiv Mehta, Robin Toor, Harry Sidhu, Harminder, Gurdev Singh and others.

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