Set in post-colonial India, QISSA tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; where individual ambi- tions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.
Director: Anup Singh
Producer: Heimatfilm, Augustus Film, Ciné-Sud Promotion, NFDC
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal, Faezeh Jalali
The Theatre Army’s role: Line Production