Under the fortnightly theatre scheme of Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), the Urdu play ‘Roohein’ directed by SM Azhar Alam was staged on Friday evening. The spirit drama portrayed the story of a State’s impermanence and pride. The play had multiple layers that depicted varied shades of the struggle between the past and the present, the struggle between the new and the old, struggle of right and wrong, and struggle of democracy against the aristocracy.
The play was a collage of a variety of emotions and human conflict which had a cemetery at the centre where many spirits from the long lost past are still struggling to come to terms with the new order.
On the other hand, the present is constantly struggling in dealing with the current situation because it knows that ‘happiness can never be achieved by hate’.