Kharaashein, a collage of Gulzarā€™s literary creations on riots, is a treat for the lovers of literature and sensitive cinema. It gives a powerful message of how important it is to rise above narrow confines and mindsets and to create a peaceful heaven for all of us. Interwoven with a selection of Gulzar's poetry, Kharaashein is a collage of four stories depicting the scars of communal riots over a period of sixty years of independence. Hilsa is a reflection of the typical middle class attitude towards the happenings around us. Ravi Paar is a story about one of the several individual tragedies that happened during partition and shows how we failed to learn from our past. Khauff is a dramatization of the havoc that fear can cause on the psyche of a common man trapped in such imposed situations.Khuda Hafiz presents how relationships evolve even under the stress of a riot inflicted situation. The question is will we ever learn from our mistakes?

YUVAA was invited to perform Kharaashein at the 5th Punjab Theatre Festival at Punjab Natshala, Amritsar, as a special entry. It is one of Yuvaa's most critically acclaimed productions.


Yuvaa has successfully brought back the theatre culture in a city like jalandhar where this art form had hit an all time low in the past decade. It gives a chance to youngsters like me to experience the effect a play has on a live audience. The actors are always willing to push the envelope, the latest example of which is BHOR, a short film by Yuvaa team addressing the limitations of caste sytem. Yuvaa rang utsav is a further step in this direction which is a series of plays exploring all colours of life.

Jatin Bhagat Student

Jalandhar me natak ko ek alag hi nazar se dikhane ki jo zimedari yuvaa theatre ne uthai vo shayd hi koi itne behtreen tarike se utha paae. . Maine yuvaa ke kai natko me darshak ke taur pr apni upasthiti darj krayi lkn hai mra pasadida natak jb shehar sota hai raha hai.. Kamaal ke abhiney ke sath kala ke har rang ko is natak me utaara gya hai.. Do ghante kaise beet gae ye pta hi nhi chla.. Kalakaaro ki kala ko lkr dridhta bdi hi sampuranta se dikhai di.. Mjhe garv haiki yuvaa is daur me bhi natak ko itni paripuranta se dikha raha hai..

Sachin Ketan RJ at AIR , Actor at DD National