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The poignant story of an immigrant Indian trying to come to terms with his life in London

Honoured by Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya Academy Award and Sahyog Foundation Award, Tejendra Sharma is a well-known name in the genre of Hindi story writing. Kaala Sagar, Dhibri Tight and Deh Ki Keemat are his collections of short stories. He has also written episodes for the popular television serial Shanti.

Abhishapt, is a story of conflict between logic and emotions; an altercation between the comforts of city and soil of motherland. Compelled by his circumstances, Mahesh comes to settle in London. His brother-in-law exploits him to the hilt. Forced to lead the life of a bonded labour, he gets marrid to a British Indian, Anju, who is all logic when it comes to sending money to his family back home. Manoj, another immigrant, has his own problems. He is the third husband of his wife and feels sick about the very thought of it.



A dramatic moment in the play

Hina Baxi and Krishankant Tandon in an emotional scene from the play Vapasi.

For stage, this emotional saga has been entitled Vapasi (The Return).

Cast: Hina Baxi (Anju), Atul Prabhakar (Manoj), Krishan Kant Tandon (Mahesh). Background voices Mamta Gupta (Neha), Shakuntala Chandan (mother), Ila Tripathi (sister).

Director : Krishankant Tandon.

Tejendra Sharma explaining the scene to Hina and Atul