Hamsaya Theatre Festival bags huge crowds


The five-day theatre extravaganza had created a huge buzz in Chandigarh recently, and the audience especially from pre-partition generations came and revived their memories about Lahore and sub-continent.

This Annual Festival is happening in Tagore Hall of Chandigarh with Collaboration by Chandigarh Arts Council, Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy and groups as Manch Rang Manch and Adakar Manch and team Ajoka took five plays to India for the festival.

The plays Include Dara, Kaun Hai Yeh Gustakh , Lo Phir Basant Aaie, Kabhira Khara Bazaar Main and Anhi Mai Da Sufna. All plays carry exciting themes and soulful poetry and music which really have spellbound the audience.

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Shahid Nadeem who is heading the team Ajoka in India said that despite the prevailing tensions between the two countries this festival has broken the silence. Bhagat Kabir and Dara Shikwoh’s message of peace and love is winning the hearts and this theatre collaboration has diffused the tension to some extent. He hoped that the peace process through theatre will remain to continue in future as well.

Like first Hamsaya Theater festival of 2015, this festival is also proving a roaring success. Tagore Hall of Chandigarh which has a capacity of 900 seats becomes full before the start of play and team Ajoka gets standing ovations from the Jam packed public. People are admiring the theme and messages of the plays and artistic perfection of artists has also won the hearts of theatre lovers and veterans in India. It seems that space which created due to the absence of Panjabi theatre festival has effectively filled by Hamsaya Theatre Festival.

The dignities like the Mayor of Chandigarh Sood, SSP Chandigarh Sukhchain Singh and Chandigarh Arts Council Chair Bibi Harjinder Kaur came especially to witness the plays and admired the Ajoka’s performance.