A simple Rs.5/ bread needs Rs.10000/ to reach a soldier at Siachen.
My this blog is about a theater play Siachen, Written by Anwer Masood and directed by Dawar Mahmood.
The theme of this play is basically to highlight the hardships of soldiers which he faces in the hell of Cold.
Each year both the countries, Pakistan and Bharat spend billions of dollars to defend this glacier at both their ends.
Reason,,,,,, just to occupy a land of no use. Such low temperature cannot allow a single life to grow there and still both the countries are fighting over it. Each year hundreds of soldiers are killed at Siachen, not by the enemies but by cold.
What if both the armies settle down to a Peace Zone and what if both the armies don’t cross the borders. Isn’t it a better Option?
The struggle of a soldier who spends years over that cold fire can only be understood by their families.
According to some valid sources, the male actors who were part of this great theatrical play had to go through a 3 months Army Training, whereby they were not allowed to interact socially but were ordered to follow a strict Army diet and Habits.
I wonder some of them do have a tough Body no. Lol.
The directing team visited many universities and Arts Counsils to explore these gems who could actually portray the character needed to be presented.
ONE HELL OF A TIRING JOB.
But they had found their Real Treasure.
I still don’t have words for this great play. it had humor, drama, tragedy, action and yes it had the power to attract the audience’ attention. The effects, sound and Dialogue were all so perfect.!
All most all the actors had a chance to visit the Siachen Glacier by themselves and meet the soldier there…….! Wow I wish I could go there. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Kidding. Can’t survive Cold(that much Cold).